GOLFMK7
GOLFMK6
GOLFMKV
VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com



Go Back   VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com > Volkswagen GTI / Golf Topics > VW Golf R Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-04-2016, 07:06 PM   #1
Ronnie
Ready to race!
 
Drives: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: South East Michigan
Posts: 19
Proper Shift Points for the 2012 R?

Hello Fellow Golf R Owners!

Quick question? What are the proper shift points when trying to achieve maximum horse power / torque / speed? I've been taking the RPM's to around just right at the red line and then I shift. I try to do this for every gear when I'm racing. I don't want to hurt the engine though so I'm wondering what is recommended?
Ronnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2016, 10:37 AM   #2
thedude4bides
Formula 1 Driver
 
thedude4bides's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 Golf R
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: usa
Posts: 8,989
Probably depends somewhat on mods/tune/turbo. When this has been discussed in the past I recall that 5800-6300 seemed to be the consensus. Maybe a post on the R Owners FB page would get some decent replies.
thedude4bides is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2016, 10:59 AM   #3
red_stapler
Touring Car Champion
 
red_stapler's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 GTI DSG
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 259
It would be simple to plot that if a dyno sheet was available.
__________________
'12 GTI DSG
red_stapler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2016, 07:33 AM   #4
DUBlclutch
Go Kart Champion
 
Drives: MK5 GTI 2.0T FSI 6MT & Golf R 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Pure MI
Posts: 39
Many have theories. Here's some empirical evidence:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZBq...e_gdata_player

DUB

Sent from my DROID4 using Tapatalk
DUBlclutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2017, 01:22 PM   #5
bebersol
Rally Car Newbie
 
bebersol's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 Carbon Gray 4dr Golf R
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Texas
Posts: 317
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
Hello Fellow Golf R Owners!

Quick question? What are the proper shift points when trying to achieve maximum horse power / torque / speed? I've been taking the RPM's to around just right at the red line and then I shift. I try to do this for every gear when I'm racing. I don't want to hurt the engine though so I'm wondering what is recommended?
Watch your boost gauge, when it plateaus it's probably time to shift. It's a little different for each gear but approximately around 5k on the standard tune. If you're running a tune, the FA mix and boost are what's modified, but same principle, when you're popping off excess boost it's time to shift.....

Don't have a boost gauge, get one of these https://www.amazon.com/Hikeren-Bluet...D2+OBDII&psc=1
and download Torque Pro onto your phone, total costs about $17.
__________________
Bunch O'Stuff :-)
bebersol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2017, 07:40 PM   #6
jmanxyz
Passed Driver's Ed
 
Drives: 2012 Golf R
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Houston
Posts: 5
Using a similar approach to the engineering explained approach for my 2012 Golf R on oem diameter tires you can see the optimal shift point rpm in the charts in link below(for quarter mile): The legend is as follows: yellow=3rd to 5th shift and purple=3rd to 4th shift (quarter mile times shown are assuming no shift time)

For tq & hp details refer to 100oct dyno plots: http://www.performancebyie.com/ie-mk...are-ecu-tuning

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0...DduSG9sNDhOMHc


fyi, if you had safe conditions and were to pull thru 5th gear, the 4th to 5th shift would be 6300rpm...and if your gonna pull thru 6th.....just don't be responsible

Last edited by jmanxyz; 02-09-2017 at 07:55 PM.
jmanxyz is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.