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Old 09-23-2014, 02:32 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Yup, keep upshifting until it lugs, then back off a gear.

Kidding - sort of!

You definitely want to be in the highest possible gear once you've finished accelerating. Downshift if you need power.

It's a major way manual transmission drivers can smash their cars' EPA ratings in urban driving. EG: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...cra-30059.html
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