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Old 06-18-2008, 07:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
Bror Jace
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Blue Bullet - '06 Honda Civic Sedan LX
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Lugging is more of a term of art than science ... so defining it as folks have done above helps.

Traditionally, Europeans think lugging is letting the RPMs go below 3,000. A friend of a friend ate up his Porsche's flat six driving like that ... because his mechanic told him to do it.

I tend to drive at a very low RPM ... just above where the engine would struggle. My minimum speeds in gears for my stock '06 Civic are as follows (from memory):

5th 36mph
4th 24mph
3rd 13mph
2nd 7mph

I'll have to see where the RPMs are in these speeds 'n gears.
--- Bror Jace
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