Shift Light

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Interior Upgrades' started by D1JL, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I just added a shift light.
    I don't plan to race.
    I just like the pretty colored lights. ;)

    That is what I told my wife.


    Dave
     
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  3. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Photos? Better yet, video? :)
     
  4. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Photos/video to come.
    I just finished the wiring.
    I will be testing it today on my mountain run.

    Dave
     
  5. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    What's wrong with the stock shift light?
    Don't you like shifting into 5th at 31 mph? :rotfl:
     
  6. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    The book says it's 41, and then into 6th at 42 mph. That's a really quick gear! Why bother at all?
     
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  7. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    Yeah, the owners manual says to shift into 5th at 41 mph, but if you watch that shift indicator while you're in 4th, it'll give you the UP arrow when you get to 31 mph. It seems kinda low to me, but Ford isn't telling us their rationale for that guidance and why it's different from the book. Obviously, they're concerned about gas mileage, but why the two different guides is puzzling.
     
  8. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    31MPH in 5th would be around 1350RPM according to my calculations. That's too low if you're trying to keep accelerating. It growls a bit at that low RPM range.
     
  9. totusPorcus

    totusPorcus Member

    shift light is for mpg performance. i had the same thing on a honda crx hf. short shift, keep rpms low, save gas. nice for what it is. ignore when you wanna go fast.

    i shift very often like this around town. 1 to 2, to 4 to 6. and this is around town, less than 40 mph by the time i get into 6th. sometimes on flat or downhill stop or not coming to complete stop at turn, i start off in 2nd.

    i really wish this car had a tight 1 to 5 and a very high 6th for cruising. 6 gears almost seems a waste.
     
  10. badmoonkid24

    badmoonkid24 Member

    Well I plan on racing show the videos

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