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Old 08-03-2010, 01:48 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Daox View Post
Perhaps we are trying to make different points here. I am trying to say high load is always going to be better than low load.

I think you're talking about what gear to use and what rpm range to use.
I appologize for not being clear enough in my original reply, but the is exactly what I'm talking about.

Lugging a motor at high load and low RPM is less efficient that dropping a few gears to accelerate.

Originally Posted by Me
The point I was trying to make is that if the ultimate goal is to accelerate from 30-40MPH and at full throttle that would take 15 second in 6th gear at 2000-2300RPM, but at half throttle that would take 4 seconds in 3rd gear at 4000-4500RPM, less fuel would be used in the latter.
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