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Old 09-04-2005, 01:37 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by jr's3800
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I cruise 75 at about 2200-2300 RPM. I love my 2.84 gear ratio!
bah....at 70 i hit 1900-2000 rpms
yeah...sounds a little high. I know i run 1900-2000 at 60 though, 100% sure. I think you number might be a little low Pat.
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Your Tach is off boss... Trust me on that...

with the 2.84 gears you should be doing 1450 at about 55... and about 1800-1900 at 70-75.... I was blown away while I was watching my 91 with a scantool... I was doing 46 at 1350-1400rpms Yes those Taller gears get a little better milage..

We did the math once for what the gearing was and what the engine RPM would be at 100 mph and I think we came up with 2900 Rpms
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My 1990 eighty eight recently did 26 mpg while granny driving in the city. I could probally pull off 28 if i had control of 4th gear kick in. I might get 30 on the highway. I think its the nature of the beast and there is no stopping it but to drive slow.
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