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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 04:03 PM
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I would concur...
As do I, but will add the vehicle tune is also a culprit. Example: There is absolutely no reason our KL will not utilize 8th gear (or maybe even 9th) more on the interstate. I know RPMs are not a tell-all on fuel economy, but it can't help. I just have a hard time dealing with the fact that our shoe-box shaped JKU on 37s, spinning 5.13 gears, and a flapping soft-top pulls only 1-2 MPG less on an interstate trip.
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I noticed the cruise control will not allow 8th gear unless its flat with no headwind.
I have no problem with 8th if I dont use CC.

Then again I have stock tires and no basket etc.

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It depends on the vehicle and drive train. Major reasons are computer controls, synthetic oils, more gears, torque limiting / fuel management via port injection and direct injection. Start/stop. And other factors.

That said, I still prefer to shift myself.
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