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Old 10-14-2012, 06:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I couldn't tell you how to drive with a vacuum gauge cuz i never had one but you want to do short shifts. This is basically saying that you want to be in the highest gear you can without lugging the engine. People say they can cruise at a very low rpm without lugging, but as soon as they accelerate it lugs. The goal is to be in the highest gear you can while accelerating without lugging. When i was in my 5speed i would hit 5th gear at 37mph and accelerate in 5th all the way up to cruising speed.

I couldn't tell you about hills only did 1 extreme hill and lets just say i should've shifted down 1 more gear when i got to the top i could smell the clutch.

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