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Old 06-13-2018, 11:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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IGL - '04 Saturn Ion
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I don’t call that lugging, I call it good tall gearing... on two lane roads I P&G up to 60(2200RPM) and back down to 40(~1500 RPM)... on the freeway I cruise at 75-ish at just under 3000... my speedo is uncalibrated for my tire size increase of 5.3% so I’m sure I’m driving faster than I need to... however, on the topic of lugging, I’ll use engine power from as low as 1000 RPM in 5th gear, and from as low as ~800 in 4th and down... I feel that the key is to slowly roll onto the throttle and only use 40-50% load until you’re under way and over 1000
My current Ecotec project...

My last Ecotec project...
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