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DDDD DDDD is offline
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Originally posted by Jim2
DDDD, stock gearing in a 930 results in approximately 2000 rpm for 70 mph. Your box having a top speed of 145 mph puts you somewhere around 3400 rpm for 70 mph. How do you find driving the car at freeway speeds. Seems like the motor would be buzzing.

I drive 90 on the highway, doesn't bother me a bit. Notice that I am exactly in the turbo band in both 3rd and 4th gears at around town and highway speeds. Eliminates lag.

I also get reasonable gas mileage, probably not as good as others, but I can't complain. Seems like 20 mpg on the highway.

And I usually can goose 2nd gear from a slow roll in a turn, instead of needing to downshift to first.

I wouldn't change my gearing any other way. Yeah, some people want to do 180 mph, and some people track their cars. I don't. But I just love acceleration.

Drive your car at 3400 rpms and see if it bothers you. I don't even notice.
Old 01-24-2007, 06:10 PM
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