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Old 12-13-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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Driving style with 3.31 and mt82

Anyone else just start in second during the winter, for normal driving, commuting, it doesn't seem too hard on the clutch to get going in second. The rough shift into second is avoided completely this way, and first only gets u up to 15mph anyways, when driving for economy/commuting. Unless you are launching the car first seems redundant (yes I know this will wear the clutch faster). This was also Fords great solution to notchy shift when cold... c' mon ford, you can do better..

Also, why not start a pole... What rpm do you cruise at? I find 2100 rpm to be perfect on flat highway.
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If its a long flat road... as low as I can go. I shift in 6th at 50mph which is around 1300rpm or so. As long as I'm not having to climb hills or slow down for people, it's fine and results in amazing gas mileage.

During casual driving, I never go over 2k rpms unless I'm needing to accelerate fast.
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If its a long flat road... as low as I can go. I shift in 6th at 50mph which is around 1300rpm or so. As long as I'm not having to climb hills or slow down for people, it's fine and results in amazing gas mileage.

During casual driving, I never go over 2k rpms unless I'm needing to accelerate fast.
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I do the same.
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I find best economy is around 1600 rpm, any lower bogs the engine too much and increases fuel consumption. Coasting to a stop will also dramatically increase mpg, just not as fun
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Pumping gas into my car isn't fun either
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Pumped for me in nj, and it's cheaper too!
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #7
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I shift mine a 3k with 3:73 gears if I do any sooner it. Bogs down lol
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Looking at the instant gauge, cruising on the street at 35-40 mph in 6th (3.31 gears) gives incredible mileage. It's those stop lights that kill my mileage.
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