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Old 05-16-2006, 04:31 PM   #21
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Quote: Yeah well my xB turns

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Yeah well my xB turns 3050 at 60 in 5th so I know what you are talking about.
Why can't they make a manual with tall gearing anymore, *cry*

But it's okay, because I can rub my hf tranny in everyone's face,
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Old 05-16-2006, 04:42 PM   #22
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I think some of the high rpm

I think some of the high rpm gearing may be the result of strict emissions testing...I don't know, I'm guessing. Possibly less carbon, hydrocarbons produced from the engine working harder? I've noticed that my wife's Stratus runs around 2,600 rpm at 65 mph and my old Spirit (auto) was only 2,100 in OD at the same speed.
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Old 05-16-2006, 04:43 PM   #23
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I think it's just because

I think it's just because people want to floor it in 5th and go, .

From what I recall emissions are greater at higher rpms, but I forget for sure.
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Well that's true (about

Well that's true (about flooring it in 5th)...

Emissions systems are so complex now though it's hard to say. Maybe the engine is producing more emissions, but maybe the system is burning off more or pouring more back into the combustion cycle?
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Old 05-16-2006, 05:29 PM   #25
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My 85 CRX HF was at 1700 at

My 85 CRX HF was at 1700 at 55, and 2500 at 80. Those were the good old days.
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My 85 CRX HF was at 1700 at 55, and 2500 at 80. Those were the good old days.
When I swap in the hf tranny to my 91 std civic hatch (with SVOboy's help of course), i will have reached a decent baseline of I'm hoping 45mpg highway. With the 4spd std I get 40mpg highway. I will be running over 1000rpm less than what I am at now on the highway! I got coroplast, and want to do some aero, and add vx rims = good for 50mpg? I am with DaX on 50mpg...a good round number.

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Old 05-16-2006, 07:22 PM   #27
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If you're at 40 and dropping

If you're at 40 and dropping 1k rpms, that's a lot more than a 5 mpg improvement for just highway driving, sheeshers.
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Scratch that. I get 40mpg

Scratch that. I get 40mpg tanks not just highway. I want 50mpg tanks like DaX!
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sheeshers, What kind of

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What kind of improvement, highway or overall, would you expect?

sheeshers.

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10mpg, pretty please?

10mpg, pretty please?
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