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what rpm does your car turn while on the hwy and street?

has anyone driven their car on a 50-100 mile trip with a c6?
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I'm at about 2700 and 55 mph with a C6. I've driven those distances many times.
My ears don't like those trips though. :twisted:

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stock 460,89 f250 and a c-6 3000 at 65mph!!
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ok... im glad to see that you ca do some hwy driving with the c6. i was going to run either 3.55 or 3.73s. any ideas of what rpm id turn at 65mph?
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ok... im glad to see that you ca do some hwy driving with the c6. i was going to run either 3.55 or 3.73s. any ideas of what rpm id turn at 65mph?
Whats the problem with running a C6 on the hiway? There are littoraly millions of C6s running up and down the hiways and byways. Probablly the strongest automatic transmission used in passenger cars and light trucks.
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if you know the diameter of your tires and the trans final ratio (1:1) in a c6 and your rear end ratio. You can run it through one of the many calculators available on the net. 28 inch tire with 3.55 gear is about 3000 rpm at 70 mph. Google "automotive calculators" or "rpm calculator" and you can find tons of them.

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I have 3.73s in my fox and with the C6, im turning about 3100 rpms at ~65 mph
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456 gears,c6,30" tire 3200 at 55 mph Derek

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Here are my vital signs while cruising.

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I have a 180 t-stat in there, so she runs nice and cool with the new radiator and fan setup.



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thats a clean fairlane! do you have anymore pics?
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Sure, here you go. The rims are off a 99 Crown Victoria; that's my other car.












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