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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2014, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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To goose or not to goose...

Has anyone dedicated the time to figuring out is it better to give it a little extra push to shift into OD for a mile or two before you have to slow WAY down/stop or just let your motor hum at 45-55 mph @ 2400-2600rpm for that little stretch?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2014, 11:46 AM
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Re: To goose or not to goose...

Humming at that higher RPM is going to have more friction going on that will result in more fuel consumption. If you've got a taller gear to use, why not use it?

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Re: To goose or not to goose...

I should have mentioned it's an automatic, so getting it to shift into its highest gear requires me goosing it before I run out of road and have to slow/stop. Is burning the fuel to accelerate with what I would save compared to letting it hum over a short distance?
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Re: To goose or not to goose...

Do you have a tuner? I can let off the throttle on my automatics to get the trans to shift into a taller gear.

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Re: To goose or not to goose...

No unfortunately my truck doesn't do that... Is there a way a can have somebody reprogram the chip and fix that?
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