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Old 09-16-2016, 03:40 PM   #40 (permalink)
JRMichler
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Originally Posted by Andrewhans View Post
I have been doing around a 2200 shift point while accelerating with high load and letting off to get the trans to shift early and then I roll back into the throttle. It has been what "feels" like I'm acceleraring quickly but not wasting energy. How accurate that feeling is, I don't know.
That feeling is probably more accurate than you think. Especially since your acceleration technique sounds spot on.

There is a range of acceleration rates that all give close to the same gas mileage. If you accelerate in that range and move with traffic, you are doing about as well as can be expected.
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