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This is a discussion on What gears best within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I've got a little traveling to do and was wonderin whats the lowest MPH i can go without bogging out ...

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    What gears best

    I've got a little traveling to do and was wonderin whats the lowest MPH i can go without bogging out in 5th and 6th gear? i was lookin it up in the manual and it said 45 for 5th and 50 for 6th, but it doesn't seem right. maybe i'm wrong but 6th would put me in just over 1000 RPMs at those speeds, is it right?

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    ive done 6th as low as 45 before it did not bog down at all and it is usually around 1100 - 1200 rpms

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    at 45 MPH id be in 5th for cruising.....

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    4.11 hear cant help you im at at about 1600 at 50mph

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam0321 View Post
    4.11 hear cant help you im at at about 1600 at 50mph
    hahaha me too! strange 4.10 gears!

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    economy was not on our mind hu

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam0321 View Post
    economy was not on our mind hu
    ha ha, i know and it wasn't before i had to start driving 55 miles a day for work. i can save a gallon just by trying to put it in a higher gear, and i got a baby on the way so i gotta save as much as i can. my girls already suggested me selling my trans am, and for me thats not an option. so trying to cut corners in certain places like gas mileage is a must

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    Skip gears and be easy on the pedal.

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    mmm thats tought i would say buy something cheap and economical..but it would take a bit to relize the savings

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    well with where i'm driving i can go almost 100 more miles by skip shiftin, i hate doin it. the other ways more fun but i'm gettin used to it now, thanks for the tip JwMonE99. was just trying to be cautious of my engine/trans. didnt wanna screw up and mess up something big cause i've never tried it before

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    By skip-shifting and going easy on it you will save almost as much fuel as you would with on of those POS economy cars, but you'd still have plenty of muscle anytime you wanted to play. With a POS econo-box, you would never have the option to have some fun. Keep the TA.

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    I love it when women pull that "maybe you should sell it and get a car with better mileage" shit. Thats when I say "maybe you should stop buying make-up, hair spray, a purse and a pair of shoes for every fucking outfit you own". That shuts them up

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    Im usually pretty easy on the car, I dont beat it.
    I get on when I need to and race here and there but other then that I drive it pretty simple and skip gears usually go from 1st-3rd to 5th or 6th depends on where I am and im pretty happy with the gas mileage and havent had any problems.
    And of course I can get on it and put my balls to the wall anytime I want

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroFan71 View Post
    I love it when women pull that "maybe you should sell it and get a car with better mileage" shit. Thats when I say "maybe you should stop buying make-up, hair spray, a purse and a pair of shoes for every fucking outfit you own". That shuts them up
    i know what you mean. my woman was like that, shes stopped thank god. our cars do get good gas mileage when you try, and when i'm not travelin to work, i'm layin down the pedal. cause ta's are fast as hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam0321 View Post
    economy was not on our mind hu
    4:10 gears didn't change my mpgs even one whole mpg.

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