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Old 06-18-2008, 03:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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pontiac trans am - '00 pontiac firebird trans am

jeep 1 - '02 jeep wrangler
90 day: 16.76 mpg (US)

jeep 2 - '07 jeep wrangler x
90 day: 19.39 mpg (US)

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yep lugging is when when youre engine is "jerking" or working harder.

i usually drive in a "higher" gear than many people i know, for instance about 1000rpm 4th gear 25 mph.

th eimportant point is that if it seems like it is hard for your vehicle to do the work it is probably not good (i.e. no accel power, jerking engine, hard to maintain speed etc) but it is good to keep the rpms low and the engine running smoothly. i mostly drive in the city and get pretty decent gas mileage with this technique
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