[DMCForum] Re: Smoking Monte Carlos
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[DMCForum] Re: Smoking Monte Carlos



Bad news Farrar -- some cars simply have more powerful drive trains
than others (and you're looking to buy an AUTOMATIC? To smoke people
at the stoplight?)

The PRV is a fairly torquey little engine. Why don't you meet the
competition on a hill? Slightly larger displacement and taller gear
ratios could give you an advantage there. Louie and I easily smoked
some rice burners on a grade going to SEDOC.

If it's General Motors products you're concerned about, don't even
worry about racing. They will self destruct of their own accord soon
enough.

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@xxxx> wrote:
> 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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