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Old 07-18-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
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Which gear is more gas efficient on the freeway doing around 80mph? i have a 2002 type s rsx 6 SPEED MANUAL.

5thgear or 6th gear and why?

ive heard that 5th gear is more gas efficient, but the rpms goes above 4000 when i reach 80. and when im on 6th its much lower. if im not mistaken the lower the rpm the more gas efficient correct?
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Old 07-18-2005, 05:32 PM   #2
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I think its 6th gear. Although i'm not sure. But i think your right about the rpm being lower the more petrol you save
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Old 07-18-2005, 06:22 PM   #3
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Keep the revs and throttle input low for good fuel economy. Shift to 6th.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:23 AM   #4
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6th gear should be the overdrive on a 6-speed like 5th is on a 5-speed
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:26 AM   #5
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now see, if you had just bought a bimmer you'de have that cool little mpg gauge.

See, buying a bimmer answers every question.
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:02 AM   #6
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Old 07-19-2005, 04:33 AM   #7
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6th gear should be the overdrive on a 6-speed like 5th is on a 5-speed

on 6 speeds arent 5th and 6th gear usually overdrive?
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:16 PM   #8
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just put it in 6th and hit the cruise its a gas saver
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:04 AM   #9
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Which gear is more gas efficient on the freeway doing around 80mph? i have a 2002 type s rsx 6 SPEED MANUAL.

5thgear or 6th gear and why?

ive heard that 5th gear is more gas efficient, but the rpms goes above 4000 when i reach 80. and when im on 6th its much lower. if im not mistaken the lower the rpm the more gas efficient correct?

Depends if you're trying to accelerate or maintain 80mph.

This is quite elementary...I think you know the answer.
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