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Old 06-15-2013, 09:15 AM   #36
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Not true. Hp has nothing to do with bogging. Try this. Go out and put your car in 5th gear at 15mph and tell me it doesn't bog. I try to keep my rpms at ATLEAST 1500 to prevent bogging down and flooding the motor with fuel.

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Yup
At 55 mph I have not found a hill that I bogged on yet. Shifting at 2,000 or 2,500 seem like the best.
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At 55 mph I have not found a hill that I bogged on yet. Shifting at 2,000 or 2,500 seem like the best.
Shifting at 2k????? What gears do you have??? I cant keep mine anywhere close to 2k when shifting. You must be shifting like freaking crazy. I shift at 3-3500k and get 20.2.mpg doing almost a perfect 50/50 mix of city/highway driving. And your car will not bog at 2500rpm. But it sure will at 1500. I dont care what kind of car it is.
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Shifting at 2k????? What gears do you have??? I cant keep mine anywhere close to 2k when shifting. You must be shifting like freaking crazy. I shift at 3-3500k and get 20.2.mpg doing almost a perfect 50/50 mix of city/highway driving. And your car will not bog at 2500rpm. But it sure will at 1500. I dont care what kind of car it is.
Seems to me that shifting at 1500rpm would smoke the clutch. I too shift at 3-3500 when not getting on it.
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Seems to me that shifting at 1500rpm would smoke the clutch. I too shift at 3-3500 when not getting on it.
Yeah man, thats what i was thinking. I dont see how anybody could possibly be shifting at 2k. Even with 3.15s. What a PITA. If your trying THAT hard to save gas, maybe the v8 wasnt the right choice.
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I shift at 2k when I'm not getting on it, never bogs. I have 3.73's though
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I shift at 2k when I'm not getting on it, never bogs. I have 3.73's though
Really?? I cant keep mine anywhere close to that with 3.73s.
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I shift at 2k when I'm not getting on it, never bogs. I have 3.73's though
Me too... Also took a road trip today was around 20 mpg at 90 mph for most of the trip till I hit traffic for an hour and it dropped to an 19mpg average. 1st gear last all of .04 seconds it seems like with 3.73s
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Really?? I cant keep mine anywhere close to that with 3.73s.
Yea I've never had any issues with mine, on stock or email tune with any of my mods
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Geeze. Guess tc x 4 and I just have a heavy foot haha
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I do the same as Grabber when I am out for a cruise. I shift from 2-2500 with no problems. I also have 3.73 gears
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Put me in the 3000-3500rpm club.
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Most of the time I start out in 2nd, then to 4th, then 5th in town
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Really?? I cant keep mine anywhere close to that with 3.73s.
Lol I've shifted at 1200 a couple of times just to see How much get up it has down there, not bad. I usually shift anywhere from 1500 to 3000, depending on how far I have to travel before the next stop.
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Glad you posted this. I just bought my '14 GT last Thursday as my everyday driver too, and was wondering the same thing. It beats the hell outta my 6-banger Camaro I traded in ha. Shifting at lower rpms=better mpg, that's what I've always figured at least. Congrats!
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I don't understand people wanting a 5.0 and concerned about gas mileage! I wouldn't care after proper mods are done if it gets 10 miles to the gallon. I mean it's a performance car. Trade it for a V6 or Honda. If you want to see where your gas is most worth the money it cost make a lot of shifts at 6900. When driving around stay at 3000 up so that power band is close by. Enjoy it. Mod it and weld the doors shut on some of the cars you may encounter. Just be sure to stop and get more gas.
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No I'm moving to Florida but my parents live in NY so we are stopping there to see them for a few weeks. It has taken far too long. A few setbacks and traveling with a 2 year old have not made it easy.
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My notes:
The car has a mileage computer. Put it on the MPG display and hit the reset button. Then you can see exactly how shifting at different RPMs impacts mileage.
Shifting from 1st to 4th is clearly displayed on the dash 'for best fuel economy' at various times. So a 1st to 4th 'skip shift' is a normal shift pattern when trying to save gas.
What I've been doing lately - City driving (45mph max speed). Start out in 1st or 2nd, then to 4th at about 20mph. Shift into 6th at 40-45mph. Mileage is averaging around 23mph as long as I don't hit every red light and sit there idling for long periods.
Of course, my overall average on a tank is closer to 18mph (due to I can't keep my foot out of it when joy riding).

I've seen a couple people ask 'why be concerned about MPG with a performance car?' That's easy, gas is ~ $4 a gallon and in traffic it doesn't matter if it takes me 30 seconds to get to that next traffic light or 20 seconds. But at the end of the week, saving $30 - $40 in gas driving to work will give me an almost full tank of gas to burn on the country roads (where I can actually make use of that power). It's all about where I want to spend my gas money. If other people have unlimited $$$ for gas, by all means drive as fast as you like 100% of the time. I just have better places to put that money (like maybe save up for a new shifter).
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My notes:
The car has a mileage computer. Put it on the MPG display and hit the reset button. Then you can see exactly how shifting at different RPMs impacts mileage.
Shifting from 1st to 4th is clearly displayed on the dash 'for best fuel economy' at various times. So a 1st to 4th 'skip shift' is a normal shift pattern when trying to save gas.
What I've been doing lately - City driving (45mph max speed). Start out in 1st or 2nd, then to 4th at about 20mph. Shift into 6th at 40-45mph. Mileage is averaging around 23mph as long as I don't hit every red light and sit there idling for long periods.
Of course, my overall average on a tank is closer to 18mph (due to I can't keep my foot out of it when joy riding).

I've seen a couple people ask 'why be concerned about MPG with a performance car?' That's easy, gas is ~ $4 a gallon and in traffic it doesn't matter if it takes me 30 seconds to get to that next traffic light or 20 seconds. But at the end of the week, saving $30 - $40 in gas driving to work will give me an almost full tank of gas to burn on the country roads (where I can actually make use of that power). It's all about where I want to spend my gas money. If other people have unlimited $$$ for gas, by all means drive as fast as you like 100% of the time. I just have better places to put that money (like maybe save up for a new shifter).
You might want to save up for a clutch, 1st to 4th can't be good.
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Shifting at 2k????? What gears do you have??? I cant keep mine anywhere close to 2k when shifting. You must be shifting like freaking crazy. I shift at 3-3500k and get 20.2.mpg doing almost a perfect 50/50 mix of city/highway driving. And your car will not bog at 2500rpm. But it sure will at 1500. I dont care what kind of car it is.
I have 3.73 gears and mine doesn't bog at 1500 unless in 6th gear, i generally shift between 2-2500 but, have no problem taking off from a roll in 3rd at 1300 rpm. I get horrible gas mileage though lol the difference between driving nice and having fun with her is like 18 when being nice to 16 mpg when having fun. On the highway cruising at 70 mph I can get like 21-22 and at 90 mph I get like 19-20. With normal driving and mostly city I average like 17 maybe 18 round trip to work if I just leave it in neutral and coast while going down hill. But it's down hill one way up the other and I have to coast for most of the way home to average anything above 19 for the trip.
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You might want to save up for a clutch, 1st to 4th can't be good.
Hmmm. Nope, it actually shifts fine at 20mph into 4th when not accelerating hard. No bogging or excessive clutch slipping at all. Give it a try sometime.

BTW, you are familiar with the 'skip shift' feature on the mustangs? On some models, under certain circumstances, Ford locks out the intermediate gears and forces you to shift from 1st to 4th. You don't get a choice.
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