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Engine Lugging RPM
« on: July 26, 2021, 02:41:43 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: July 27, 2021, 12:25:19 pm »
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: July 27, 2021, 03:33:39 pm »
Too low!  :002:
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Re: Engine Lugging RPM
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2021, 06:56:15 pm »
3k in 6th. A little lower in lower gears..
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Re: Engine Lugging RPM
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2021, 03:53:53 pm »
*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: August 04, 2021, 05:46:12 pm »
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: August 04, 2021, 05:49:19 pm »
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: August 05, 2021, 01:32:51 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.