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View Poll Results: What do you prefer to refer while gear shifting?
Tachometer 41 22.16%
Engine Sound / Exhaust note 90 48.65%
I can't drive without both of them 32 17.30%
Other (e.g. speedometer) Please mention 5 2.70%
My car doesn't have a tachometer 17 9.19%
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Old 5th April 2007, 22:20   #61
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i can't change the gear until i see the tacho redlining
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Old 7th April 2007, 10:39   #62
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Engine sound. The engine tells best when it is possible to change gears!! I always change gears as early as possible to get maximum fuel efficiency
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Old 7th April 2007, 12:39   #63
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I use engine sound while driving in city. As an aside, I can't imagine anyone looking at tacho while driving in Bangalore traffic.

When on highways with sparse traffic, it is time for pedal to the metal so I start using tacho for gear shifts.
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Old 7th April 2007, 17:30   #64
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Engine sound for me....it can be because i have driven cars mostly without a Tacho meter....but in cars with Tacho meter i have observed that engine sound is still better....i change gears as soon as i think the engine can pull off well in that gear...i hope its useful in getting good FE.
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Old 8th April 2007, 22:21   #65
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Speedo and the engine sound......
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Old 8th April 2007, 22:33   #66
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tacho, plain and simple, nothing can be more effective.
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Old 11th April 2007, 15:22   #67
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For me its the sound too, i rely on it all the time.But sometimes it does not work in traffic.
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Old 11th April 2007, 15:49   #68
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Engine sound>Speedo>RPM meter in that order

am more of feel and drive person ..
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Old 14th April 2007, 16:50   #69
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Prefer depressing the clutch while gear shifting .
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Old 14th April 2007, 18:03   #70
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Prefer depressing the clutch while gear shifting .
Dude , isnt that what we ALL DO ?? Unless you are running a top fuel dragster with air shifters ..
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Old 16th April 2007, 02:23   #71
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i tried to that and was successful in doing only one part that is getting the car out of 4th but while down shifting it to 3rd all is head was grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. after that its a no no
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Old 25th April 2007, 09:48   #72
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I always keep an eye on the tacho. The exhaust note excites me so much that I forget that I have to shift to 3rd!!!
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Old 25th April 2007, 11:04   #73
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Engine Sound n tacho for me....................
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Old 25th April 2007, 11:09   #74
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having a free flow...vrrrrrroomm!!! i prefer the engine sound then i chk d tacho..@which rmp gived d greatest sound and then speedo...
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Old 25th April 2007, 15:40   #75
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Used to check the Tacho during my car's run-in period. After that its only the engine sound

Actually I love my loud V2 Turbo. I can hear it even over my stereo sound

That sound is so musical.
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