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Old 09-12-2008, 01:42 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Rattlehead View Post
My transmission is automatic. In the area where I live (Northwest Arkansas), the average speed is about 50 MPH and my engine (if I'm going said speed limit) usually runs around 1,000-2,000 on the tachometer. I tend to try to not to push it past 2,000 RPM after the gears have shifted about 2 times. That gets me going at about 50 MPH, and I do so because in 3rd gear (or whatever gear it's in at that point) it shifts gears at 45 MPH, and on a lot of streets the speed limit is 50, so it repeatedly shifts up and down rapidly. I'm guessing that it shifting up and down like that isn't too good for my transmission or gas mileage.
well, you could always go 60 ;p
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