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Old 11-17-2007, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Acceleration and Fuel Economy Tested

A while back (before heading up to school, actually), I did a little late night test to find out which acceleration method worked the best with my car.

What I found out was that quicker acceleration with short shifting helped a little bit FE wise over extremely slow acceleration, and was certainly more practical.

Check out the full report at my site.

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Old 01-08-2009, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for fixing, I didn't notice,
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I've noticed that accelerating just a little quicker to get up to running speed helps just a smidge. Also helps in preventing the people behind me on the on-ramps from going crazy
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It helps me quite a bit to accelerate briskly, enough to quickly get into the highest gear for the speed I am going to go. Mpg loss is pretty significant when spinning the engine faster in a lower gear. I also notice that accelerating slowly in a lower gear, and accelerating briskly in a lower gear, get very close to the same mileage, so it makes sense to get up to speed faster and out of the lower gears.

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