Re: [DMCForum] Re: horsepower = torque * RPM / 5252 [off topic adnauseum
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: horsepower = torque * RPM / 5252 [off topic adnauseum ... or ad museum]



Thanks, John. The phrase "highest torque range" should perk up Bill's
ears and I await to hear from him on the subject. ;)

That progressive shifting bit sounds tricky, though. From what little I
know of manual trannys, you could end up stalling out. Isn't that called
"lugging" the engine?

Anybody ever tried this method of shifting?

Correction: Anybody ever tried this method of shifting in their
DeLorean? :) Sounds like it would be a great way of decreasing your
acceleration time so you could start beating those pesky Chevy Monte
Carlos off the light.

*awaits flames from Chevy owners*

Farrar

John Dore wrote:
> from caterpliiar.com:
>
> My dealer suggests I use progressive shifting to improve my fuel
> economy ... what is it?
> Shift keeping rpm to a minimum and use only enough rpm to pick up the
> next gear. Progressive shifting also reduces acceleration time, and
> top gear is reached sooner because it takes less time to synchronize
> gears during shifting and the engine is operating at its highest
> torque range.
>
>
> John



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