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RPM in town driving

98RedGT

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I have a 98 GT that I usually keep around 2K RPM for in town driving. My Boss 302 has not arrived yet. But I am curious as to what RPM are you keeping the Boss at, for driving around town?
 

JScheier

Too Hot for the Boss!
I find myself short-shifting in town. Even at 2-3k RPM, it sounds like it is really revving... so I shift. Then I look at the tach and go 'damn'.

I'm usually between 2-3k rpm
 
I have begun to 'short shift' in traffic too, because I started looking at my gas mileage ::). I also starting using 5th and 6th a lot more. It is fun to run theose rpms up, but is bad foe gas mileage and tickets too :p
 
Between 3,500 and 5,000 rpm's. I like to hear the exhaust rumble and I'm not worried about gas mileage. I did manage 21.6 mpg on my 205 mile road trip this past weekend but prior to that I never saw anything North of 15.0. My car is not a DD.
 
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Between 3,500 and 5,000 rpm's. I like to hear the exhaust rumble and I'm not worried about gas mileage. I did manage 21.6 mpg on my 205 mile road trip this past weekend but prior to that I never saw anything North of 15.0. My car is not a DD.
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I've kept mine at 2200 on the freeway, but have never seen MPG higher than 21.
 
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3k cruising to hear the exhaust and keep engine 'on the ready' near torque range, upshift @4.5k ( which brings it back 3k on the next shift)
 
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atrain1975 said:
I hate short shifting around town and rarely do it. I average 10.9 mpg, though. I'm not complaining!

You know, the gas pedal does have other positions other than all the way down and all the way up. :p ;)
 
3-5K just to hear the exhaust note (I can't get enough of it). At first my youngest was a little embarrassed about the noise now she get's it; the first thing she does now is roll the window down.

Currently I'm averaging about 11-12mpg and don't care. The best I've seen was around the 500 mile mark on day two during the brake-in period. All highway miles 6th gear around 60-70mph the computer indicated 24.5mpg for the entire tank with the computer re-set at fill up.


Geeezzzzz I love this car.
 
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PJWANNABE said:
atrain1975 said:
I hate short shifting around town and rarely do it. I average 10.9 mpg, though. I'm not complaining!

You know, the gas pedal does have other positions other than all the way down and all the way up. :p ;)

Good info, not that it matters. I still only like it all the way down. :)
 

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