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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-31-2006 Thread Starter
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I have a 2000, manual transmision with 90k miles on it and i was just wondering if it was normal for when i start going from a stop that in first gear my acceleration is kinda slow until i get to around 2000 rpms and then thats when i really start to accelerate. is this normal?? THANKS

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2006
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I have a 99 manual with 96K miles, I haven't noticed any slow acceleration. You're always going to accelerate slower at lower RPM's, that's kind of a given. When I "race" I always give it some gas before I let off the clutch, not too much, don't wanna burn up my tires. It's maybe all on your timing letting off the clutch and giving it gas. If you slowly get into gear though, and you're at low RPM's, again, you're not going to speed up fast until you hit higher RPM's.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2006
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Since I can't drive the car to see if it's any different, you might try finding a used one on a lot and taking it for a test drive . ..

What did you drive before?

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I have a 2000 manual, only mod is a set of stainless shorty headers. I have the same thing. The car won't really hit its stride till you get up around 2500 or so. The problem is the motor is out of its power range, it doesn't make peak till 5300 or something like that. Experiment with launching the car at different rpm. Bring the motor up to a certain spot, like say 1500, and try launching there, then try a different rpm. Do this until you find the highest launch point where you don't fry the tires, that will be your quickest accel.
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