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#3423795 - 07/13/14 08:07 PM Post your rpms at 70mph
synthetic_crazy Offline


Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 785
Loc: TX
I am always interested in the rpms that an engine turns at typical highway cruising speed (70mph). I'm curious to see what others report...

My '09 Crown Victoria with the 3.27 rear axle ratio turns 2050 at 70mph.
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#3423801 - 07/13/14 08:09 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 11308
Loc: apple valley, ca
about 3300 in my truck and 2500 in jeep


Edited by Chris142 (07/13/14 08:10 PM)
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#3423802 - 07/13/14 08:10 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Registered: 03/20/14
Posts: 342
Loc: USA
'12 Chevy Cruze LS 1.8L turns at about 2750 rpms.
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#3423803 - 07/13/14 08:10 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
Quest Offline


Registered: 12/19/04
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Loc: beaver land EH?
06 fit M/T, around 3200rpm @ 70mph
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#3423809 - 07/13/14 08:13 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: Chris142]
lawman1909 Offline


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Loc: USA
The Tahoe turns that high at 70 mph?!
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#3423813 - 07/13/14 08:14 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
lawman1909 Offline


Registered: 03/20/14
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Loc: USA
Off topic I know, but you should try MC synthetic blend 5w-20 in the CV. We use that exclusively in our squads and change every 4K. That 4k could be 6-7k if the cars weren't idled as much and weren't doing near redline runs every day for calls.
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#3423814 - 07/13/14 08:15 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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530i: around 2700 rpm (5th gear manual)
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#3423818 - 07/13/14 08:19 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
Miller88 Offline


Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 6483
Loc: Onondaga County
~2700 in the Focus
~2100 in the Cherokee. (3.55 gears, 31'' tires, .75 OD)
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#3423825 - 07/13/14 08:25 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: The Midwest
2013 VW GTI with six speed manual is 2695 @ 70 MPH.

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#3423827 - 07/13/14 08:25 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
mattwithcats Offline


Registered: 06/13/13
Posts: 625
Loc: Virginia
2000 RPM's at 70 MPH in an 2002 Saturn SL2.

However, 5th gear has been swapped from a .730 to a .605,
dropping the RPM's by a thousand....

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#3423834 - 07/13/14 08:28 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
Number_35 Offline


Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 26
Loc: Winnipeg MB CA
'97 Mazda MPV 4-speed auto - 2500 RPM

'01 Mazda Protege 5-speed manual - 3000 RPM

'09 Mazda 5 5-speed manual - 3300 RPM

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#3423837 - 07/13/14 08:31 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
Wampahoofus Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 71
Loc: Madison, WI
Miata 5 spd manual: 3700
Midget 4 spd manual: 4000
Triumph 5 spd manual: 4200
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#3423839 - 07/13/14 08:35 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
Number_35 Offline


Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 26
Loc: Winnipeg MB CA
This reminds me - read an article in CarMag many years ago - great magazine, Canadian, didn't last long. Anyway, they did a road test of a Lada Niva (the little Russian 4x4) and really liked it, but did say that the 4500 RPM in top gear at 80 kph was a bit much.

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#3423845 - 07/13/14 08:38 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
gregk24 Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 2700
Loc: FL, USA
My Accord 2.4 turns 2200 RPM at 70 MPH, 5 speed auto transmission.
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#3423851 - 07/13/14 08:42 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: mattwithcats]
doitmyself Offline


Registered: 06/03/02
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2014 Jeep Patriot, 2.4L, 6 speed auto tranny: 2350 at 70mph. grin

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#3423853 - 07/13/14 08:44 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: lawman1909]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 11308
Loc: apple valley, ca
Originally Posted By: lawman1909
The Tahoe turns that high at 70 mph?!
naw thars her pile. i never drive it thankfully. i drive the jeep and f250
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#3423856 - 07/13/14 08:46 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Registered: 09/26/10
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FX4 = 3.73:1 gears and 6 speed trans with 20" wheels (all OEM) about 1950
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#3423857 - 07/13/14 08:49 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
Olas Offline


Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 461
Loc: Manchester, England
2100 in fifth
about 3500 in fourth
7ish in third
the box and tyre size can give me 70 in second, but the engine cant..
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#3423858 - 07/13/14 08:50 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
Danno Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 753
Loc: Northern Ontario, Canada
Sonata 2013 2.4L auto 2,200 RPM

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#3423870 - 07/13/14 09:00 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
toneydoc Offline


Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 967
Loc: War Eagle
1994 jeep with 4 liter engine and 4 speed tranny with overdrive turns about 2400 at that speed. Will only get 20 mpg or so while cruising at 50 mph. Goes down at higher speeds.
Harley turns about 2500 at that speed in 6th gear.


Edited by toneydoc (07/13/14 09:01 PM)
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#3423874 - 07/13/14 09:02 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
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Loc: Marshfield , MA
the 528e about 2200 in D. The Rat about the same. The Rat has a 4.0 ohv V6, 528e has a 2.7 ohc I6.
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#3423876 - 07/13/14 09:03 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
synthetic_crazy Offline


Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 785
Loc: TX
Wow, thanks for all the posts! It is interesting to see the variation among the makes/models.
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#3423879 - 07/13/14 09:06 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: lawman1909]
synthetic_crazy Offline


Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 785
Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: lawman1909
Off topic I know, but you should try MC synthetic blend 5w-20 in the CV. We use that exclusively in our squads and change every 4K. That 4k could be 6-7k if the cars weren't idled as much and weren't doing near redline runs every day for calls.


Thanks for the tip! Everything I have read about Motorcraft oils here on BITOG is nothing but positive. It is really a great oil for a great price.
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#3423882 - 07/13/14 09:09 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
Colt45ws Offline


Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 7408
Loc: Central Washington
In the CVLX its about 1800RPM with 2.73s and larger 255/45R18 tires.
Its going to get 4.10s here in a month or so. It would bring it up to about 2600RPM.

The CVPI also has 3.27s as your '09 so it is the same 2000RPM.
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#3423885 - 07/13/14 09:10 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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#3423887 - 07/13/14 09:12 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
davglt Offline


Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 34
Loc: kansas
Audi A6 TDI 1400 rpm 8th gear

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#3423891 - 07/13/14 09:13 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Registered: 05/18/14
Posts: 34
Loc: WI
2004 Honda Element
~ 3000 RPM @ 70 MPH

Slow and thirsty, but still looks new with 150K.
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#3423905 - 07/13/14 09:32 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: doitmyself]
jay929 Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 63
Loc: IL.
2010 focus 3,000 at 70 a little higher then i like but only a 4 speed with overdrive

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#3423909 - 07/13/14 09:36 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
LazyPrizm Offline


Registered: 02/28/12
Posts: 334
Loc: Maryland
2002 Chevy Prizm: ~2700rpm (4sp AT+OD)
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#3423912 - 07/13/14 09:39 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
simplistic Offline


Registered: 07/31/13
Posts: 148
Loc: Tennessee
2000rpms.. on truck in siguture
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#3423935 - 07/13/14 10:11 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
Atomic Offline


Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 4
Loc: Ohio
97 Camaro = ~2100RPM
'13 Focus ST = ~2700RPM

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#3423939 - 07/13/14 10:19 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
StevieBoy Offline


Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 126
Loc: Central Florida
~2000
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#3423942 - 07/13/14 10:22 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
yesthatsteve Offline


Registered: 06/27/11
Posts: 528
Loc: Kansas City, MO
'05 xB 5-speed manual - 3500 rpm
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#3423945 - 07/13/14 10:27 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
morepwr Offline


Registered: 01/17/12
Posts: 1245
Loc: ventura, ca
GMC truck - 2100rpm
Ford Escort- Unknown! No tach!

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#3423950 - 07/13/14 10:31 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
UncleS2 Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 3032
Loc: Far North East Texas
the 02 Dakota, 3.5x rear, ATx- turns 2000 rpm @ 70 mph

08 Crown Vic, 2.7x rear, ~1750 rpm @ 70 mph
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#3423951 - 07/13/14 10:31 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
CurtisB Offline


Registered: 09/16/13
Posts: 149
Loc: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
'13 F150 3.73 gears, six speed auto and 265/70R17 GY Duratracs - 1800 RPM @ 60 MPH.

'08 F150 3.73 gears, four speed auto and 265/70R17 GY Duratracs - 2000 RPM @ 60 MPH. Most of the RPM difference is because of the Detroit Locker (loose backlash).
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#3423952 - 07/13/14 10:31 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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#3423958 - 07/13/14 10:35 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
stranger706 Offline


Registered: 04/24/09
Posts: 879
Loc: Gulf Coast
14 Sienna 3.5 6spd auto is 2000 rpm at 70
12 Escape 2.5 6spd auto is 2100 rpm at 70

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#3423961 - 07/13/14 10:38 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
chriscreags Offline


Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 99
Loc: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
The car in my sig runs 3000 on the dot at 70 mph
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#3423975 - 07/13/14 10:49 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 1014
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
My auto Camry is 2500-2600 @ 70mph
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#3423984 - 07/13/14 11:06 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
expat Offline


Registered: 05/12/09
Posts: 3796
Loc: Canada
Triumph Spitfire 1500
3000rpm in 4th with overdrive engaged.

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#3423986 - 07/13/14 11:06 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
MNgopher Offline


Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 2963
Loc: Lakeville, MN
2004 F150,4 speed auto, 3.55 gears, and LT 265/70/17 tires: 1900 rpms at 70mph.

2007 Ford Explorer, 4.6 v8 with the 6 speed auto, 3.55 gears, P245/65/17 tires: about 1950 rpms at 70 mph.

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#3424013 - 07/13/14 11:50 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
rationull Offline


Registered: 04/28/07
Posts: 2660
Loc: California, USA
2011 WRX: Around 2800
2008 Mazda3: Around 3000
1999 Suburban (454 with 4.10 rear AFAIK): Around 2500 IIRC, I don't drive it much.

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#3424022 - 07/14/14 12:19 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
Nick R Offline


Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 10494
Loc: Amherst, OH
~2450-2500 iirc. Here's a screenshot at 75 for reference
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#3424053 - 07/14/14 04:28 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
ls1mike Offline


Registered: 06/14/08
Posts: 3031
Loc: Bremerton Wa
2000 Trans Am with 3.42 is about 1500 to 1600 going 70.
With the 4.10's right around 1950 going 70.

The Grand Prix going 70 is right around 2000.

The Truck is right around 2200 to 2300.
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#3424117 - 07/14/14 07:21 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
KitaCam Offline


Registered: 11/16/12
Posts: 1508
Loc: SunnySouthFlorida
05 Camry 5-speed manual tranny....
@ 70mph ACTUAL speed (+2mph on the speedo): 3050rpm in 5th...

Don't know if people are using actual speed or their speedo as a measure (or if ever tested it against radar), so I thought I'd specify...
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#3424133 - 07/14/14 07:35 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Registered: 06/24/04
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2005 Acura MDX, 3.5L SOHC V-6, 5-AT: 1,700 RPM at 70 mph.

2008 Honda CR-V, 2.4L DOHC I-4, 5-AT: 2,200 RPM at 70 mph.
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#3424135 - 07/14/14 07:39 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: KitaCam]
Miller88 Offline


Registered: 04/09/08
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Loc: Onondaga County
Originally Posted By: KitaCam
05 Camry 5-speed manual tranny....
@ 70mph ACTUAL speed (+2mph on the speedo): 3050rpm in 5th...

Don't know if people are using actual speed or their speedo as a measure (or if ever tested it against radar), so I thought I'd specify...


Every vehicle I have drove has been EXACTLY 2MPH off. The speedo always reads 2MPH high. Never understood that.
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#3424188 - 07/14/14 08:56 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Registered: 02/15/11
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96 camry v6 - I believe around 2300 rpms

01 tahoe 5.3, 3.73 - 2000 or so.
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#3424195 - 07/14/14 09:04 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Registered: 01/25/08
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06 Ford Ranger 4.0, auto, 4.10 gears - 2500 RPM
92 Honda Accord auto - 3000 RPM

I don't remember the other two right now
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#3424203 - 07/14/14 09:24 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Registered: 06/27/10
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The Jeep turns ~2100 at 70 in 4th (0.69:1), ~3000 at 70 in 3rd (1:1). 3.73s in the diffs, 29" tall tires.


Edited by rslifkin (07/14/14 09:24 AM)
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#3424208 - 07/14/14 09:29 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
badtlc Offline


Registered: 06/08/06
Posts: 3688
Loc: KC
Man, just going by memory....

Mazda3 MTX = 2500
Escape = 2300

I will have to check again.
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#3424233 - 07/14/14 10:09 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
Anduril Offline


Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 706
Loc: Perris, CA
'99 Cavalier (3-speed auto): ~3500
'00 Cavalier (4 speed auto): ~2500
Vulcan 900: 4100
ST7: Somewhere north of 5000
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#3424244 - 07/14/14 10:21 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: Miller88]
IndyIan Offline


Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 5516
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Miller88
Originally Posted By: KitaCam
05 Camry 5-speed manual tranny....
@ 70mph ACTUAL speed (+2mph on the speedo): 3050rpm in 5th...

Don't know if people are using actual speed or their speedo as a measure (or if ever tested it against radar), so I thought I'd specify...


Every vehicle I have drove has been EXACTLY 2MPH off. The speedo always reads 2MPH high. Never understood that.

Probably saves us a few speeding tickets? I put 205/70R15 instead of 205/75R15's on the Tracker and didn't tell my wife of the slight speed difference, I figure its just a little safer to go a little slower.

Tracker at 60 mph(speedometer) is 2800 rpm, Focus is 2500rpm.
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#3424305 - 07/14/14 11:27 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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1750 RPM @ 70 MPH for my 14 Sierra with 3.42 axle.
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#3424316 - 07/14/14 11:35 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: Miller88]
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Originally Posted By: Miller88
Every vehicle I have drove has been EXACTLY 2MPH off. The speedo always reads 2MPH high. Never understood that.

Most countries legislatures allow speedos to read high but not low, to prevent you from going faster than you think. This way you can't sue the manufacturer if you get a speeding ticket or get into an accident because you were traveling too fast.

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#3424334 - 07/14/14 11:49 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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my crv is around 3600 rpms in 5th, iirc.
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#3424351 - 07/14/14 12:13 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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4200rpm at 70. 4.10 rear gears. Soon to be 3.63
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#3424359 - 07/14/14 12:21 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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95 monte carlo, 3100/3.33 final gear(4T60E) and 26.6" tall tires: 2060RPM.

91 grand prix, 3.4/3.43 final gear(4T60E) and 26.2" tall tires: 2150RPM.

92 ranger, 2.3/3.45 final gear(M5ODR1) and 26.1" tall tires: 2450RPM.

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#3424360 - 07/14/14 12:22 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: Miller88]
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Originally Posted By: Miller88
Originally Posted By: KitaCam
05 Camry 5-speed manual tranny....
@ 70mph ACTUAL speed (+2mph on the speedo): 3050rpm in 5th...

Don't know if people are using actual speed or their speedo as a measure (or if ever tested it against radar), so I thought I'd specify...


Every vehicle I have drove has been EXACTLY 2MPH off. The speedo always reads 2MPH high. Never understood that.


Haha and I thought mine had something wrong with it. I looked at the rpms when the speedometer was going 72 but I'm really doing 70
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#3424373 - 07/14/14 12:40 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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if we're going to bring up guage accuracy...... a lot of tachs display higher than reality as well.

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#3424423 - 07/14/14 01:39 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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With the OEM 15" rims the Kitacam speedo was THREE MPH over...with the 17"ers it dropped to 2mph over...and the odometer now reads 2-3% UNDER...


Edited by KitaCam (07/14/14 01:40 PM)
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#3424440 - 07/14/14 02:07 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Just had the Trans Am out...
60 MPH with the 3.42 rear end is 1400 RPM. All I have to do is mash the go pedal enough torque that I don't have to downshift.
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#3424451 - 07/14/14 02:18 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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The Jeep fakes the speedo on the dash by 3mph, it seems. It's almost dead on if I compare the output from a scan tool to GPS, but the speedo reads a bit high.
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#3424495 - 07/14/14 02:50 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: Poohbah]
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Originally Posted By: Poohbah
2004 Honda Element
~ 3000 RPM @ 70 MPH

Slow and thirsty, but still looks new with 150K.


Is that the 4 or 5 speed auto?
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#3424531 - 07/14/14 03:19 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Sentra Spec V: ~3000 in 6th gear
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#3424564 - 07/14/14 04:00 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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FX45 - 2,500 at 70
The others I don't recall exactly.
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#3424709 - 07/14/14 06:25 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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If the OP would have asked for rpm @ a mile a minute speed of 60 this would have been a more interesting topic. I just changed the fun gear in the quick change rear end in my Camaro, which takes less than 15 minutes, from a 4.47 to a 3.69. Harder to get rolling, but much better after you get rolling. 2800rpm @ 60. I like 6th gear in my C5 Corvette. 1350 rpm @ 60.

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#3424716 - 07/14/14 06:30 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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60/70=.857

multiply RPM at 70 by .857 and you have RPM at 60, unless you for some reason drop a gear or have slippage going on at 60 that doesn't happen at 70.

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#3424855 - 07/14/14 07:55 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: RobertISaar]
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#3425482 - 07/15/14 12:35 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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2007 GTI DSG: 2800 rpm @ 70mph

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#3425517 - 07/15/14 01:39 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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2014 Mazda 2: 2900 rpm @ 70mph
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#3425540 - 07/15/14 02:12 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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My Bronco is geared too tall IMO and is only turning about 1900 rpm at 70. I think I might get rid of the stock 3.55 gears and put in some 4.10s. That would put me at about 2200 rpm at 70, which would put me back in the powerband. It's gutless in OD and downshifts too much on the highway.
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#3425561 - 07/15/14 02:30 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Going by memory, but I believe my 95 Acura Integra LS is at around 3,000 RPMs at 70. 4-speed automatic. 1.8L I4, 142hp.

I can't remember what the Firebird is spinning at 70mph. I know it isn't nearly as high as the Acura. Probably around 2k. I'll follow-up with a correction if I'm way off. Also a 4-speed auto. 3.8L V6, 200hp.
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#3425871 - 07/15/14 07:38 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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2014 C7 Corvette = 1300 in 7th gear!
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#3425908 - 07/15/14 08:13 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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#3426001 - 07/15/14 09:38 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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99 Ford Ranger 5spd auto 3.73s and 31" tires= 2200rpm
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#3426002 - 07/15/14 09:38 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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2200 in my Duramax/Allison in 5th gear, About 1800 in 6th gear.

I cruise at around 65 2000rpm in 5th gives the best MPG
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#3426052 - 07/15/14 10:30 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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That is similar to my Silverado 5.3L with 6 spd auto and 3.42 rear. I like to stay in 5th most of the time and pickup seems to get the best balance of mpg and performance right in the 1900-2100 RPM range. I hardly ever get to the freeways so the pickup really stays at 65 or less most of the time.
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#3426111 - 07/16/14 01:08 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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1900 @ 4th Gear.

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#3426112 - 07/16/14 01:11 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: Merkava_4]
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5 speed auto in the 08 G37 about 3050 rpm @ 70 mph
Wife's 1 litre Toyota echo screaming at 70 mph crzy


Edited by 370gt (07/16/14 01:14 AM)
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#3426126 - 07/16/14 02:48 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: mattwithcats]
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Originally Posted By: mattwithcats
2000 RPM's at 70 MPH in an 2002 Saturn SL2.

However, 5th gear has been swapped from a .730 to a .605,
dropping the RPM's by a thousand....


that's interesting. Does it help your hwy MPG?
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#3426128 - 07/16/14 02:51 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: DAC17]
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Originally Posted By: DAC17
2014 C7 Corvette = 1300 in 7th gear!


A fast idle at 70. love it.
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#3426131 - 07/16/14 02:56 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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2000 Jetta 2.0l with 5 speed manual is 3,500 RPM at 70mph in 5th. My foot is only stepping 1/4 on the accelerator. Car will still climb hills like it is flat. It likes to run at this RPM.
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#3426259 - 07/16/14 07:48 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: gregoron]
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2014 Pilot 4WD is about 2300. 97 Civic 5 speed is about 3400.

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#3426437 - 07/16/14 11:42 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: ThirdeYe]
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Originally Posted By: ThirdeYe
Going by memory, but I believe my 95 Acura Integra LS is at around 3,000 RPMs at 70. 4-speed automatic. 1.8L I4, 142hp.

I can't remember what the Firebird is spinning at 70mph. I know it isn't nearly as high as the Acura. Probably around 2k. I'll follow-up with a correction if I'm way off. Also a 4-speed auto. 3.8L V6, 200hp.


I was close. The Firebird is at about 1900 rpms at 70.
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#3426478 - 07/16/14 12:38 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Before 5th gear swap
3100

after
2600

Here is the speed/RPM on my setup

You can plug your own data in here to see yours
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#3426632 - 07/16/14 03:19 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Correction is in order...been too long since I've been on the highway...

@ 70mph ... 2750RPMs
@ 80mph ... 3050RPMs

Sorry 'bout that...
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#3426640 - 07/16/14 03:32 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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My charger spins just over 2000 rpm at 70mph,the c3 is roughly the same I think.
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#3426654 - 07/16/14 03:53 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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#3428725 - 07/18/14 08:07 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: Clubber_Lang]
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Originally Posted By: Clubber_Lang
Originally Posted By: DAC17
2014 C7 Corvette = 1300 in 7th gear!


A fast idle at 70. love it.


Wow, that is amazing. No wonder it can achieve 30mpg on the freeway.
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#3428727 - 07/18/14 08:13 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Was toying with a camera mount today... seems too wobbly to take video, but pictures at high shutter speed come out ok...

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#3428734 - 07/18/14 08:19 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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IIRC, 2100-2300 RPM. I can't remember exactly, but it's somewhere around there. I don't do much sustained 70 MPH driving, unfortunately.
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#3428735 - 07/18/14 08:20 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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About 2500 in the Silverado with 4.56 gears. Horrible fuel mileage.
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#3428743 - 07/18/14 08:27 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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3300 - 3400 in the Fit. Used to be annoyingly loud at those RPMs but seemed quieter now that I'm using PU. Could just be placebo effect. Really wish it had a 6th gear.

2500 in the Taurus


Edited by Pajamarama (07/18/14 08:41 PM)
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#3429061 - 07/19/14 07:18 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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About 2400 in the Dakota, which has 3.90 gears.
About 7100 on the Burgman.
Not sure on the Caddy, which has no tach.
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#3429068 - 07/19/14 07:21 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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2,350 @ 70. Mazda CX5 2.5L auto.
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#3429228 - 07/19/14 11:17 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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F150 @ 1950 rpm. That has a 3.73 rear end, so it's only getting about 18-19 mpg unloaded. (not to mention it's a crew cab)

Saab @ 2400 rpm. That will reliably get 32-33 mpg at that speed.

C3 tops out at 39 mph…and the Kawasaki at 62!
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#3431055 - 07/21/14 11:44 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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#3431205 - 07/21/14 02:21 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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~1400 in the Charger I think
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#3431252 - 07/21/14 03:09 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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528i - 2,300 @ 70
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#3431301 - 07/21/14 03:43 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: CBR.worm]
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Originally Posted By: CBR.worm
528i - 2,300 @ 70

Automatic, isn't it?
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#3431449 - 07/21/14 05:58 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: Quattro Pete]
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In my subie with slightly larger than stock wheels, I believe it's between 3100 and 3200 at 70 in 5th gear, maybe closer to 3100.

In normal weather and wind's, level cruise, manifold is usually around 2/3rds of an atmosphere, meaning it's got around 50% more power without downshifting if I were to go floor it.
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#3431486 - 07/21/14 06:42 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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2100 in 2010 Tucson - or was that @ 65mph. Now I'll have to look tomorrow

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#3431673 - 07/21/14 09:29 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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#3432062 - 07/22/14 09:32 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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I checked my mazda3 again. it is 2600 RPMs. 6spd MTX.

I'm going to check the Escape this weekend.
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#3432687 - 07/22/14 08:17 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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#3433450 - 07/23/14 02:19 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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2400 rpm in my Corvette in 6th gear.
1800 rpm in my Dodge Ram diesel in 5th-overdrive.
1560 rpm in my Camaro in 6th gear.
Don't know about my GMC 1500. Doesn't have a tach.
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#3433506 - 07/23/14 03:05 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: davglt]
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Originally Posted By: davglt
Audi A6 TDI 1400 rpm 8th gear


Ding! Ding! Ding!
I think we have a winner for tall gearing.
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#3433510 - 07/23/14 03:12 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: DAC17]
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Originally Posted By: DAC17
2014 C7 Corvette = 1300 in 7th gear!


Oops. Wait a second, here's one that's even taller.
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#3433674 - 07/23/14 06:47 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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70 was about 1500RPM in my first Caprice wagon...235/70R15 tires, 4L60E OD trans, and I think it had 2.56 gears.
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#3433718 - 07/23/14 07:38 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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My old Mazda 626 w/ 3speed was 3,500 at 70.
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#3434049 - 07/24/14 06:19 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Originally Posted By: synthetic_crazy
Originally Posted By: Clubber_Lang
Originally Posted By: DAC17
2014 C7 Corvette = 1300 in 7th gear!


A fast idle at 70. love it.


Wow, that is amazing. No wonder it can achieve 30mpg on the freeway.


Actually, a lot of C7 owners are getting over 40 MPG highway under perfect conditions!!! My best in my C6 is 37.0 MPG, so I totally believe I could get well over 40 with a C7 since it has the extra gear (7 vs my 6) plus the ability to run on only 4 cylinders too.
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#3439073 - 07/28/14 10:51 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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1850 @70mph for 14 Dodge Durango v6 w/8 sp tranny. 2000rpm@75mph
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#3439083 - 07/28/14 11:08 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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2140 @ 70mph per my Scangauge on my 12 Cruze Eco 6MT.

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#3439597 - 07/29/14 02:36 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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1970 Camaro street car - 3000 RPM in 4th gear. Road race car GT1 Camaro - 3600 in 4th gear. (4.10 rear gear)
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#3439615 - 07/29/14 02:59 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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2001 BMW M5 - 2,400RPM in 6th gear @ 70Mph (3.15:1 rear)
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#3439650 - 07/29/14 03:25 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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2013 Chevy Express 3500 6.0 gas engine, 1800 rpms at 70 mph.

Our rear gear is 3.42 on this one...
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#3439709 - 07/29/14 04:24 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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F150 is almost 2000 at 70.
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#3440135 - 07/29/14 10:59 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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97' Accord 2.2 F22B1 4cyl - 2,750 rpms @ 70 MPH


Edited by Bud_One (07/29/14 10:59 PM)
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#3440578 - 07/30/14 12:34 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: Patman]
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Originally Posted By: Patman
Actually, a lot of C7 owners are getting over 40 MPG highway under perfect conditions!!! My best in my C6 is 37.0 MPG, so I totally believe I could get well over 40 with a C7 since it has the extra gear (7 vs my 6) plus the ability to run on only 4 cylinders too.


Can you average that over an entire tank? It seems pretty reasonable that a Corvette should get decent fuel economy... it surely doesn't take that much horsepower to push an aerodynamically slippery car with a relatively low weight at 70 mph. But it still doesn't seem likely that you could get 37+ at that speed over 350 to 400 miles in a repeatable way. 29-32 I'd absolutely believe though.
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#3440586 - 07/30/14 12:47 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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#3443716 - 08/02/14 10:01 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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A little under 2500 in Cobalt
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#3460838 - 08/20/14 10:31 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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1984 Camaro 700R4, 3.73 gears 2,400 rpm
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#3460878 - 08/21/14 12:04 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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~2,400 rpms in the Beetle. 6 speed automatic DSG
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#3460948 - 08/21/14 05:47 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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I've never paid attention to what the RPMs are at 70 MPH, but I know off the top of my head for 75 MPH it's:

Mitsu: 3,100 rpm (4.56 rear axle ratio)
Grand Marquis: ~1,900 rpm (3.08 rear axle ratio)
Envoy: 2,200 rpm (3.73 rear axle ratio)

Not going to be much of a difference for 5 MPH.
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#3461846 - 08/21/14 09:17 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Loc: Minneapolis, MN
2012 Impreza 2.0i 2500rpm or so I believe. Maybe a little less.

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#3462015 - 08/22/14 06:34 AM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Theoretical since I've never gone that fast in my 1952 Chevy Truck but it'd be 3300RPM. That's with a 3.11 rear end.

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#3462491 - 08/22/14 05:04 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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About 2900 RPM in a 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 5-sp. 3.9 final drive ratio. Hovers right around where the turbo kicks in.

My 1995 Integra GS-R was more about 3350 RPM. Some felt that it could use a 6th gear.

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#3463395 - 08/23/14 09:37 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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1995 Jag XJ6 4.0L ZF 4HP-24 4-speed Automatic.
2350 RPM @ 70 MPH
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#3463403 - 08/23/14 09:50 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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2011 taurus sel = 1750 @70 mph

2012 volvo truck = 1600 @ 70 mph
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