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Old 04-29-2012, 11:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
Fairing/no fairing/pulling a drag chute doesn't matter, your rpms are going to be the same at x speed.
Given a 1:1 static relationship from engine to driveline. Most automatics without lockup don't allow for this, and as load increases, RPM increases without a speed increase (to the extent that fluid shear allows).
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