OK, last time there was an article like this one 17_6 ended up getting ridiculed so I'm going to try and stay away from that. I'm just curious, what do most people shift at? I've got a completely stock NA '88 2+2. I'm out in Vermont so I'm not running it much now but I've got friends with WRX's and EVO's etc. I doubt that I can realistically race them but I'd like to put up a decent fight. What are the optimum shift points for a stock NA? I don't have access to a dyno or even a track where I can try and figure this out (just the main street down the road and that's got a lot of snow on it). Oh and by the way, I have to agree with 17_6, I'm also 17, this is my first and only car and I don't have money to put into it. It's hard having a part-time job paying minimum wage and trying to afford mods and upgrades to my car. Thanks to the2thmansz for the tip on my battery by the way. Saved me $100 on having to get a new alternator.