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Old 10-15-2014, 04:26 PM   #29 (permalink)
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My top speed on the downhill yesterday was 49.1 mph in 3rd gear, at approximately 4050 rpm (console) and not using any brakes, which was plenty fast enough with the curves.

I'm curious if the rpms holding the car back puts any undue load on the engine, and what the rpms might be if I went down in second.
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