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What speed you like to drive? - hardslate - 11-21-2014 05:08 PM

I like more then 70km/hr to drive..what you like


What speed you like to drive? - EcLiPsE - 11-21-2014 09:50 PM

We enjoy 100km/h gps, and 110 when in a hurry ;-)


RE: What speed you like to drive? - Dazz - 11-23-2014 04:03 PM

When cruising at 105kmph we doing 4000rpm then not much can stopthe 2.1 at that purrrrr

With the 2.1 i find 3800-4200 to be most economical as that when its at perfect equilibrium.

Daryl


What speed you like to drive? - EcLiPsE - 11-23-2014 09:02 PM

(11-23-2014 04:03 PM)Dazz Wrote:  When cruising at 105kmph we doing 4000rpm then not much can stopthe 2.1 at that purrrrr

With the 2.1 i find 3800-4200 to be most economical as that when its at perfect equilibrium.

Daryl

Interesting
What size tires are you using?
The faster you go, the more wind resistance you have, i believe 80km/h should give you the best consumption with a wbx because it has plenty torque down there...


RE: What speed you like to drive? - Dazz - 11-24-2014 08:05 AM

(11-23-2014 09:02 PM)EcLiPsE Wrote:  
(11-23-2014 04:03 PM)Dazz Wrote:  When cruising at 105kmph we doing 4000rpm then not much can stopthe 2.1 at that purrrrr

With the 2.1 i find 3800-4200 to be most economical as that when its at perfect equilibrium.

Daryl

Interesting
What size tires are you using?
The faster you go, the more wind resistance you have, i believe 80km/h should give you the best consumption with a wbx because it has plenty torque down there...


Hi

I still have 14" wheels. I find that if you cruise at 80kmph then you have to "trap" it whrn you hit an incline. Wheras when you do 100kmph then im barely toucchin the accelerator. Yes i believe that wind resistense is a factor but keeping your revs constant also plays a massive factor in fuel effieciency. I think keeping your revs constant also make you engine work less overall. as when cruising at 80 and having to trap it to get up a hill.

Juat my 2c from my own experience

Daryl


What speed you like to drive? - EcLiPsE - 11-24-2014 08:10 AM

What size 14" tires are you using?


RE: What speed you like to drive? - syncromad - 11-24-2014 08:53 AM

205/80 R14 stock syncro size


What speed you like to drive? - EcLiPsE - 11-24-2014 11:34 AM

Thanks Stuart
Dazz, it makes sense because you have a lot more momentum at that speed and you are running above the peak torque which is around 3000rpm

What is the actual(gps) measured speed difference compared to the stock 205/70R14?


RE: What speed you like to drive? - syncromad - 11-24-2014 11:36 AM

stock syncro tyres are 205/80r14 not 70 profile


RE: What speed you like to drive? - Dazz - 11-24-2014 12:02 PM

(11-24-2014 11:36 AM)syncromad Wrote:  stock syncro tyres are 205/80r14 not 70 profile

On GPS when im doing 100 then speedo reflects 101.

At 120on speedo then gps states 118. So my speedo is very accurate. My aftermarket tach shows 4000 at 100 and 4550 at 120 and Mr Stuart says thats bang on.

I want to go to 15s but im scared that if the revs drop by 300 then toe cruise at 3800 i would be doing more like 108ish? So not sure how this will affect my ration on the highway as i dont want to use the volume control lever to maintain my 105kmph.

Anybody with 2.1 and stock diffs and running 15s? Just dont want 100kmph to be out of peak torque is all.

Daryl