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What rpms do you run while towing?

Ranger44

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Are you talking to me?
Yes I was. Do you realize that the 4.0 and the 3.0 are two different engines? Both with different power bands, Right? So it's safe to assume that the 4.0's is lower than the 3.0's? Therefore a 4.0 would benefit from having overdrive more than a 3.0 would. Despite what you think, engines are not all the same, and each needs to be driven differently. When I drive 55-60, and leave my truck in 4th I get 24mpg. Now with over drive, it drops to 20mpg....Hmmmm. I still agree with Wicked. A 4.0 is a different beast, and the way you drive it may be correct, but it's not safe to assume that it's the way every engine should be driven.

Not to mention, pulling in O.D. is a strain on the transmission, and can damage the O.D. Gears. O.D. is gear division, while 4th is usually 1:1.
 


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Thanks for all the input fellows, sounds like I was doing the right thing running it at higher rpms. Tough little motor it is.
 

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