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Unread 05-27-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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5 Spd shifting?

I'm sure it's just a 4 cyl thing, but does anyone else find that they tend to shudder when shifting before 2500 RPM?

The comanche is geared like a pit bull, so I'm used to shifting at 1800 RPM.....If I hop in the patriot after driving the Manche for a couple days it does NOT like shifting that soon.

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Unread 05-29-2012, 06:53 AM   #2
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If I shift my daughters V-6 Dakota at too low of a speed it will shutter too. It has to do with the torque at whatever rpm.
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Unread 05-29-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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I usually shift around 2500rpm to 3000rpm. Remember it's an engine that likes to scream a little bit. don't be afraid to give it some extra gas. My ZJ likes to shift at around 1800rpm as well thanks to the V8 =D
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Unread 06-01-2012, 08:13 PM   #4
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Yea, mine likes the high rpms as opposed to the lows. Just doesn't seem to have the power at the low end.
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Unread 06-07-2012, 03:28 PM   #5
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Good info to know... I remember my old TJ could shift at about 1500RPM with the 4.0 and keep on lugging. I pick up my MK Saturday.
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You have to remember the Patriot has a 'car' engine. The 2.4 is pretty tractable for a four; I find that it has good torque characteristics compared to most (better than the Subaru 2.5 it replaced in my driveway) but prime shift point is 2500-3000. This won't act like a 4.0 six.
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You have to remember the Patriot has a 'car' engine. The 2.4 is pretty tractable for a four; I find that it has good torque characteristics compared to most (better than the Subaru 2.5 it replaced in my driveway) but prime shift point is 2500-3000. This won't act like a 4.0 six.
I know that now, after driving it a little! Boy do I like this 5 speed... taking me a little while to get used to it and find the sweet spots but it is really smooth IMO. Very glad i went with the standard vs. CVT. Over 50% of the vehicles I have owned were standard and I like the way this one drives. I also like the traction control basic on or off function on my 2012. I started getting nervous reading about the 08s~09s on here about all the issues. But the one on my 5spd is just on or off.
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