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Old 12-21-2007, 01:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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But some larger vehicles like vans and stuff would get even more terrible mileage if they didn't have the power. Some trucks that have a v8 get better fuel economy than the v6 version cause they don't have to work as hard to do the same amount of work. True that we don't need all the power, but I think that if we had more torque vs. power we could do better. The AMC 4.0L I6 in my Jeep Makes 190 rated horsepower, but that is because the nice torquey drivetrain makes me never have to do much to get the car to move. They "upgraded" the 4.0L in 96', which got 185 rated horsepower, even less than before, but they got a good boost in torque, the force required to get something moving.

The 06' V Dubb GTi has the peak in torque at 1800 RPM, which is great for city driving and less throttle when accelerating. The less we have our foot on the gas pedal the better, and with more gears we could have a high final drive gear ratio, and a low 1st gear ratio. It'd be a good start at least.

Yea.. I drive a Jeep and I'm on a fuel economy site, but you just wouldn't understand... "It's a Jeep thing!" *Jeep Wave*

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