|View Poll Results: What do you prefer to refer while gear shifting?|
|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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|19th January 2007, 16:46||#1|
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Tachometer vs Engine sound. What do you prefer more while gear shifting?
Just a simple question:
What do you prefer more while gear shifting?
The RPM meter or the engine sound (exhaust note) or both or something more beyond this.......
Note: If your car is an automatic, vote in the "Other" option and mention it in your post.
Let the polls begin....
Dear Mods, insert more options if required...
Last edited by salilpawar1 : 19th January 2007 at 16:56.
|19th January 2007, 17:08||#4|
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Tachometer is superior than engine sound as the later can often be subjective judgement.
In some good sound proof cars, engine sound hardly changes between 2000 & 3000 RPM.
Although one can always go after speedometer reading. Many cars still don't have tachos.
|19th January 2007, 17:19||#5|
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1. If I am racing, then the tacho always. Reason is that the other cars exhaust noise can drown yours.
2. If I am just driving fast for pleasure, the engine sound.
|19th January 2007, 17:52||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2007
I try and sense the comfort level and shift,apart from when iam redlining the engine. I cannot put it down in exact words...Lets say its a mechanical reaction after a while.
|19th January 2007, 19:02||#12|
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Delhi
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for me its always the tacho.
never liked to hear the sound of a crying engine beggin for an upshift. unless a sweet aftermarket exhaust comes into the picture.
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