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Old 06-03-2013, 05:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not necessarily, because the goal is to accelerate as fast as possible UP to your 'goal' cruising speed--without going into WOT enrichment--while simultaneously minimizing the time in doing so.

Sorta like an EcoModder's version of Goldilock's porridge, " enough, but not too fast..."

Of course, once you're AT your 'goal' crusing speed, the goal switches to keeping the engine at it's lowest rpms, in it's highest gear, without lugging it, ie: in the BSFC "sweet zone," which is typically between 1K-2K rpm.

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