Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

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Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Post by tankinbeans » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:06 pm

Squint wrote:
Shadow wrote:
Squint wrote:Fiesta: 3000 RPM - 5th gear = ~65 mph.

70 mph is around 7200-7300 RPM if memory serves.

That's gotta be a typo, no? Did you mean 3200-3300 RPM?
Why yes, yes I did mean 3200-3300. Silly sinus infection-brain hasn't been working quite right all day.

The other thread, I figured out that 3000 RPM is 68 mph according to ratios.
I was going to say, if that's true your gearing sucks burrow spheres.
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Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Post by rml605 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:08 pm

3K is exactly 70mph in 6th, I believe.

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Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Post by MFan » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:49 pm

'08 MCoupe - 6th gear @ 3000 RPM = 78 MPH (speedo reading)
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Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Post by mapman85 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:19 pm

Subaru Outback 2.5:
5th @ 3000 = 70 mph
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Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Post by RITmusic2k » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:06 pm

Verified answer:

3,000rpm - 6th gear - 86mph indicated.

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Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Post by DKaz » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:39 pm

Fine, just for you guys, I will drive at 80-85MPH to confirm my speed at 3,000 RPM.

"Sir, you were caught driving 132km/h in a 100 zone, what's your explanation?" "I was confirming my speed at 3,000 RPM in 6th gear for the guys at standardshift.com." "Ok, drive safe and carry on."
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Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Post by tankinbeans » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:26 pm

I think 3k was 90ish in my 03 Accord, but I could very well be mistaken. At 60 it was 2k.
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Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Post by DKaz » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:35 pm

Automatic? The 2014 Mazda 6 revs at 1,800 RPM @ 60 MPH. Crazy.
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Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Post by tankinbeans » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:58 pm

DKaz wrote:Automatic? The 2014 Mazda 6 revs at 1,800 RPM @ 60 MPH. Crazy.
Yup. It had the 2.4 litre 4 cylinder engine and a 5 speed automatic.I thought the car would be really sluggish since it had a 4 cylinder engine and was fairly hefty 3060 pounds (when I was young I always thought anything above compact required a 6 cylinder engine and was blown away to learn that 4 cylinder engines could be found in midsizers and small SUVs and trucks).

With 160hp and 161 torques it got itself moving fairly easily. Granted I don't have any very fast cars to compare it to since the most powerful car I've driven was my friend's mustang at 250 stock hp and it was fairly heavy.
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Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Post by Shadow » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:08 pm

RITmusic2k wrote:Verified answer:

3,000rpm - 6th gear - 86mph indicated.

Hmm....only 5 mph off from my car. I think those Germans love to build cars that cruise the autobahns at a "cruising" rpm. I actually love my gearing. It works well for low-rpm cruising at highway speeds, but still allows for excellent passing power since the engine has a wide torque band that starts very low in the rev range.
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Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Post by RITmusic2k » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:03 pm

Agreed. I miss the turbospanked low end of my last car, but the ZHP does wake up nicely in the higher gears above 3,000rpms. She feels plenty maneuverable on the highway.

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Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Post by Squint » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:46 pm

Tin, I'm assuming that is MPH in the boxes?
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Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Post by Rope-Pusher » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:49 pm

79 mph - in 5th. 6th has to be in the Ninedies. Too munch traffic to go exploring today.
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Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Post by theholycow » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:54 pm

Squint wrote:Tin, I'm assuming that is MPH in the boxes?
Yup, it's obviously from http://dl.dropbox.com/u/195616/GearCalc/index.htm
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