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Old 06-04-2013, 08:18 PM   #12
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Lowest rpm possible doesnt necessarily mean mileage. If you bog your engine too much you are losing efficiency.

Ive found that the SVT gets the best milage right around 2900-3000rpm if you hold it consistantly. Take a long road trip, cruise control it at 65-70, and you can see over 35mpg if conditions are right. I managed to get 40 once.
i like to keep the revs down when im not trying to have fun. but im curious about the bogging down, i think i might be a culprit of this, how does this use more gas? is it better to ride around town in 4th then 6th?
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