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    Engine Lugging RPM
    on: Jul 26, 2021, 02.41 pm
    Jul 26, 2021, 02.41 pm
    What is the lowest RPM you'll run your engine at before you consider downshifting?  Let's say you're running on level ground.  Mine is 2500-3000, depending on throttle position and engine noises.
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    Re: Engine Lugging RPM
    Reply #1 on: Jul 27, 2021, 12.25 pm
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    Yes, the lowest I will run mine also depends on throttle position and engine noises.   :002:

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    Re: Engine Lugging RPM
    Reply #2 on: Jul 27, 2021, 03.33 pm
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    Too low!  :002:

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    Re: Engine Lugging RPM
    Reply #3 on: Jul 28, 2021, 06.56 pm
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    3k in 6th. A little lower in lower gears..
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    Re: Engine Lugging RPM
    Reply #4 on: Aug 04, 2021, 03.53 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Yaga1973 [+]
    What is the lowest RPM you'll run your engine at before you consider downshifting?  Let's say you're running on level ground.  Mine is 2500-3000, depending on throttle position and engine noises.

    About the same for me in the lower gears - sometimes as low as 2000 RPM - plenty of torque down there.
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    Re: Engine Lugging RPM
    Reply #5 on: Aug 04, 2021, 05.46 pm
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    Hard acceleration from that low of an RPM is torture for the valve train. Just sayin'.

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    Re: Engine Lugging RPM
    Reply #6 on: Aug 04, 2021, 05.49 pm
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    I would have to agree.  I won't apply any appreciable amount of throttle unless I'm greater than 3,000.
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    Re: Engine Lugging RPM
    Reply #7 on: Aug 05, 2021, 01.32 am
    Aug 05, 2021, 01.32 am
    Try to keep my rpm at 3000 or above on my Trophy. Acceleration below this level is very hard on motor, in mine opinion.