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#3424373 - 07/14/14 12:40 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
RobertISaar Offline


Registered: 08/21/12
Posts: 144
Loc: Camden, MI, USA
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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Registered: 11/16/12
Posts: 2280
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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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Registered: 06/14/08
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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]
rslifkin Offline


Registered: 06/27/10
Posts: 2750
Loc: Rochester, NY
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]
gregk24 Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 5376
Loc: FL, USA
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]
Xeno Offline


Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 158
Loc: California
Sentra Spec V: ~3000 in 6th gear
Parent's 2008 Sentra CVT: ~2200rpm
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#3424564 - 07/14/14 04:00 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 1809
Loc: Jupiter, Fl
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]
Traction Offline


Registered: 06/04/13
Posts: 851
Loc: iowa
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]
RobertISaar Offline


Registered: 08/21/12
Posts: 144
Loc: Camden, MI, USA
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]
JetStar Offline


Registered: 10/02/08
Posts: 1504
Loc: Flatlands of Indiana
2013 VW GTI DSG 6 Speed 2600 RPM @ 70 Mph
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#3425482 - 07/15/14 12:35 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
dgcamero Offline


Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 26
Loc: Barbecue, NC
2007 GTI DSG: 2800 rpm @ 70mph

1998 ML320: ~2400-2600 rpm @ 70mph

1995 Ski Nautique: ~4900 rpm @ ~47 mph top speed :-P
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#3425517 - 07/15/14 01:39 PM Re: Post your rpms at 70mph [Re: synthetic_crazy]
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Registered: 03/03/11
Posts: 184
Loc: Sioux Falls, SD
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]
exranger06 Offline


Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 3711
Loc: Guilford, CT
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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Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 8136
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
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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Registered: 02/12/04
Posts: 151
Loc: CT, USA
2014 C7 Corvette = 1300 in 7th gear!
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