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Old 08-15-2017, 02:59 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by t vago View Post

Furthermore, you should try to obtain a torque/HP dyno graph of your car's engine. Barring that, try to find the RPM point where your engine torque starts to drop - that's where you want to upshift.
Came here to say this. Find your engine's torque peak, or if you can find one, look for a Brake Specific Fuel Consumption map which will also show you how much fuel you're consuming at engine loads. Look for the island of efficiency (google those terms in the search window at the top left of the page) and try to put your acceleration regime right in that area for greatest effect. Get up to cruising velocity and there you are.

If you choose to pulse and glide, shoot for the island of efficiency, from its lower to upper rev limits, for all your pulses.

Lead or follow. Either is fine.
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