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Re: 90 MPH at 3000 rpm's in 5th gear

Wow, that's something I could only dream of.  All I'd need after that is
about 15-20 more lbs-ft. of torque and I'd be in heaven!  I drive a stock
`86 CGT with a K&N filter.  She has about 190,000 miles on her, but still
pulls strong in 5th up steep hills.  90mph is about 4,200-4,300 rpm on a
level "dragstrip" (a.k.a. the 52 freeway here in San Diego).  But the
coupes' transmission's are geared lower than the 5000's.  My guess is the
5000 turbo tranny's have taller gear ratios in 4th and 5th to facilitate
comfortable high-speed cruising.  The 5000's are, after all, luxury
car's, or something like that.  Either that, or that chip is doing
something to your engine, but I thought that the only way to change rpm
is through either your tranny or your cam.  Hope I didn't give too much
useless/incorrect information!

Love, Like, or Just Plain Tolerate,


`86 CGT
`82 Coupe (R.I.P.)

On Sun, 4 Oct 1998 14:51:31 EDT AQUATTRO4U@aol.com writes:
>I am trying to get some feedback from other listers.
>I have a '88 5ktq (5000 turbo quattro) with 106k miles
>I have put 215/60/15's on the car.
>I have intended accelerations chip and a K&N filter.
>On flat ground in 5th gear at 3k rpm's I'm doing 90 mph.
>I have driven a 89.5 200 Q and at 3k rpm's I'm doing 80 mph and a 
>friend on
>the list who has a '87 5ktq says he is doing 80 mph at 3k rpm's.
>My speedometer seems to be correct when I drive by those radar 
>machines on the
>side of the road.
>So my questions are?
>(1) Is this the way it's supposed to be with my year and set up with 
>chip and slightly taller tires?
>(2) or are my rpm's just reading low? (idles at 800 rpm)
>(3) Is there anyone else out there with the 10v motor that goes 90mph 
>at 3000
>rpm's ?
>(4) How fast are you going at 3k rpm's in 5th gear on flat land?
>Howard Dinits