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RPM's at 65MPH

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by 4.0SOHC, September 26, 2002.

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      I was just wondering how many RPM's you guys are turning in your X's at 65 MPH, and I guess question relates to the folks with 5 speed auto.

      I pull around 1750 rpm at 65mph in OD T-converter locked
      Also I have 3.55 gears and LT265 75R 16
      and get around 20 MPG on average?? and 23 on trips
       
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      At 60 mph, around 2500rpm locked in OD with 4.10 rear end. Around 2900, 3000 rpm at 70 mph, around 3300 rpm at 80 mph.

      I get around 18 mpg at 70-75 mph, give or take.
       
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      At the 'indicated' 65 mph I'm turning about 2k rpm's...
      At 75 I'm at 2500 rpm's, and I don't usually drive faster than that considering my dire need of new tires... sometime soon I'll explore more of the speedo.

      97' V8 AWD... stock gears and no engine mods...
       
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      When I am driving on the streets at 65 mph in O.D. I'm at about 1,700-1,800 rpms. Thats with 36" tires and 4.56s with intake and exhaust mods.
       
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      Why does my engine speed run so high??
       
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      Robert, if you're directing that message toward me, I'm gonna double check the engine speed this weekend on my way home from school. My tires are stock size (255-70R16). I'm 100% sure that OD is engaged on the highway because when I hit the OD off button, the rpm needle jumps so I'm 100% sure OD engaged.
       
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      Man, that's really good. I guess those Super Swampers really off set the 4.56 gears.
       

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