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highway speed/rpm

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rab89, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. Jul 27, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    rab89

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    I was just on a short highway trip and I found that I drive at about 120 to 130 km/h which is about 2700-3100 rpm... I feel like i'm really pushing it if i go any faster.

    so, what speed/rpm do you drive at? is it hard on the truck to run at over 3000rpm for a long period of time?
     
  2. Jul 27, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    chris4x4

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    You can run the truck at any rpm...its not gonna hurt it.
     
  3. Jul 27, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    good, i figured it would be fine. what do you run at now with the 6 speed?
     
  4. Jul 27, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    with the auto I pull ~2200-2300 rpm at 80 MPH
     
  5. Jul 27, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    when i wanna save gas, i like to keep everything under 2k, including the shifts
     
  6. Jul 27, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    yea the 6 speed must be nice.

    1st gen guys whatchya think?
     
  7. Jul 27, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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  8. Jul 27, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    thats lame
     
  9. Jul 27, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    i cruise about 68- 70 and its right under 2k. Thats where i seem to get the best highway mileage.
     
  10. Jul 27, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    6 speed 80 is getting close to 3k rpm :(
     
  11. Jul 27, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    you 2nd gen guys can go away.

    haha kidding, but come on 1st genners!
     
  12. Jul 27, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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    Rolling 70ish I'm around 2300. Used to run 90 from Phoenix to Yuma at around 3300, no ill effects.
     
  13. Jul 27, 2009 at 8:55 PM
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    If i went to a bigger tire, I would be at a lower rpm correct?
    (losing power and torque of course)
     
  14. Jul 27, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    yes, but I doubt mileage would improve
     
  15. Jul 27, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    hmm, I wonder, because at highway speeds it would take less rpm to go the same speed... in the city it would be worse for sure.
     
  16. Jul 27, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    good point, with the extra weight and coifficient of friction (air resistance + static friction from the road surface) to deal with, I'm sure it's a bell curve (too big a tire = worse highway milage)
     
  17. Jul 27, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    yea there must be a happy medium
     
  18. Jul 27, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    I'm just a little over stock on mine, and it seems to me that I didn't gain anything on mileage (it came with these cheezy firestones and I went to BFG AT) - been a long time though and I was smoking too much back then. No firm numbers recorded.
     
  19. Jul 27, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    yea I didnt record my numbers before going to the 265 75 16 bfg at either.
     
  20. Jul 27, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    well good luck with your upcoming lift, stay cool in b.c. - later
     
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