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post #1 of 20 Old 09-16-2009, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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RPM's....where for a 6.0

Ok guys, where is the best RPM range for a 6.0 to run at while cruising on the freeway. no matter the speed....is it 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300 ect......

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What do you mean by best? Best fuel economy or best power range for cruising. I would say 1900 RPM would be the best for better MPG and it can still pull itself easy unloaded.

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I run from 1900 to 2100, depending on the hill/road


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Mine with 3.73 gears run approx 2000rpm at 70-75mph.
your motor will be alot different than mine though.


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Only the truck 1,900- 1,800 is good.
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anything under 2k will yield the best fuel economy while unloaded

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anything under 2k will yield the best fuel economy while unloaded
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Ok operating rpm's matters when you running a different turbo, anything below 1900 on a non-vgt is a pain trying to keep it spooled. On a VGT style its easier, If I remember correctly you were looking into a Non VGT. So a little higher RPM will benefit you and help keep the turbo spooled.

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I keep mine humming around 32-3300!

Lol, not really...on the highway its typically around 1900

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i have a similar question

I am looking at a 2008 f450 with the powerstroke. i will be using it to carry 4200 lbs full time as a truck camper...

the truck i am looking at has 4.88 rear gears and does 2600-2700 rpm at 70mph...

is this a good operating range for this engine, i have never owner a diesel...

or should i be seeking something with a taller gear, like a 4.10 or 3.73...

thanks in adavnce

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