That was poetic license, right?If only the wind was courteous enough to put on our turn signal for us when it decides to switch us to another lane.
Two points that nobody has raised yet:Since we are talking "speed"... ...flying along at 105...
65 mph maximum, 6th gear, 2000 RPM (my vehicle's RPMs stay flat between 55 to 75, more or less - if coaxed properly).I've found my best hwy speed is between 65-70.
best solution. draft 18 wheelers
Yeah or just a longer one. 6th in the MT is 0.799:1 and 5th in the auto is 0.716:1. Couple that with the shorter final in the MT, 3.91 vs 3.73, it makes it feel like it could use a longer OD gear. I rarely go over 75 though, use a different vehicle if I need to go faster.It has an OD gear, maybe it needs a second one.
While testing out my Pedal Commander, I got mine up to 120 mpg. Just FYIToday I took my FJ on it first extended highway drive. Although it was only 85 miles it was the first time I actually drove it on the freeway over 45 mph (los angeles traffic). In my opinion the FJ didnt really like to go above 70mph due to wind resistance and the engine was at about 2,600 rpm It felt much better at 60 mph.
However, as I was driving along at about 65mph an FJ passed me and he was probably going about 75 mph.
Keep in mind I generally like to drive slow but I honestly didnt think the FJ was designed to cruise above 70 mph.
If anyone has done any MPG testing with stock tires and gears, do you know how much MPG drops as you go above 70 mph ?