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Taller 5th Gear?
Posted 23 September 2003 - 12:14 AM
Posted 23 September 2003 - 12:35 AM
Posted 23 September 2003 - 12:55 AM
Posted 23 September 2003 - 01:53 AM
I recently went on a 2,000 mile trip in my subaru, usually running between 75 and 90 mph for hours on end. If I remember correctly, it was turning around 4,000rpm most of the time. No ill effects whatsoever. Oil pressure and coolant temp stayed rock solid the whole time, my gas mileage didn't suffer excessively, and the car runs better now than before because all the carbon is now gone from the motor.
Subaru engines LIKE to be run hard!
Posted 23 September 2003 - 09:53 AM
It would be nice to have a highway gear though. Would a larger tire give you a little help with the RPM's?
Posted 23 September 2003 - 10:17 AM
I normally cruise at 150km/h (ca. 93mph) and that puts the rev counter smack on 4500rpm. Engine doesn't sound stressed, or even loud, and returns 10.2 km/l - for hours on end.
6.338miles per liter, 3.785 liters per customary gallon, let's see that should equate to roughly 24 mpg.
Or 4.546 liters per Imperial gallon: 29mpgUK
I'm not complaining......oh and don't forget that the short stroke on most Sube boxers means that the average piston speed is relatively low.
Posted 23 September 2003 - 10:23 AM
Posted 23 September 2003 - 10:24 AM
The RPM's sound perfect. Redline is much higher(5,500)
Posted 23 September 2003 - 11:10 AM
What about those of us with D/R 4sp?
Mine does 55mph at 3000:boohoo:
My car has never been over 75 mph:boohoo: :boohoo: :boohoo: (74mph on her final on road run)
At least you guys have a 5th gear:mad:
Ok, I'm through whinning now.
82 Hatch, slowbaru.....:boohoo:
01 Forester, fastbaru..
Posted 23 September 2003 - 12:54 PM
I could actually feel, by the seat of my pants, when I was loosing the draft. With a little work, I could let the truck suck me along at about 1/4 throttle.
Posted 24 September 2003 - 06:46 PM
Posted 24 September 2003 - 07:04 PM
Posted 25 September 2003 - 11:48 AM
if you were cruising a taller gear at a lower rpm, you might find your foot in the gas more to keep it moving. 3500 rpms is the most efficient rpm, the most power with least throttle, from my experiences.
even crawling around off road in low gar at 5 mph, i t does best at 3000-3500 rpms, all the way up to 4500
Posted 25 September 2003 - 01:00 PM
Posted 25 September 2003 - 02:27 PM
in short they were made to be beat on
Posted 25 September 2003 - 03:33 PM
Posted 25 September 2003 - 05:09 PM
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