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Old 16 Aug 2014, 12:36 pm
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Just curious. Has been nagging me since I bought the car. Doing 60mph I am getting 2500rpm. Does this sound right. 2.4 na 5speed stock. 2001.
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Old 16 Aug 2014, 02:22 pm
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yup sounds about right.
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Old 16 Aug 2014, 09:15 pm
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I have a 2006 Auto and get 2200 @ 60 & 2500 @ 65.
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Old 17 Aug 2014, 01:51 pm
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Just seems high to me
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Old 17 Aug 2014, 01:57 pm
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It's just the way they geared the PT and also partly why the gas mileage is bad. My wife's Chevy Cruze 1.4 Ltr Turbo with 6 speed automatic is around 1750-1800rpms at 60mph. My 350 Corvette is right around 1400-1450rpms at 60 mph then drops into overdrive, back to 1300rpms.
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Old 17 Aug 2014, 02:04 pm
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yeah it does rev a bit at highway speeds... in '02 or '03 Chrysler changed the final drive ratio in the manual transmission to lower the rpm at highway speeds.
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Old 17 Aug 2014, 05:59 pm
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Anyway to lower it?
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Old 17 Aug 2014, 07:02 pm
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Go to a larger outside diameter tire wheel combination or change the gears.
PPG Gears can machine up a ring and pinon with a higher final ration for about
3k.
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Old 18 Aug 2014, 11:34 am
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Just curious. Has been nagging me since I bought the car. Doing 60mph I am getting 2500rpm. Does this sound right. 2.4 na 5speed stock. 2001.
My NA '05 Touring auto. does about 2200 rpm at 60.

Could be worse. My 1977 BMW 320i 4 speed - no overdrive - with the stock 3.62:1 ratio did a little over 3,000 rpms at 60 - ouch!
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Old 18 Aug 2014, 12:19 pm
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i had a older honda that was geared so LOW it was hard to get to highway speed it got good mpg but was suck a turtle my 06 is the same rigtjh around 2200
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