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Old 11-27-2013
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RPM's at 70mph

Just bought an 04 with automatic trans and 3.0 V6. While cruising at 70, the tach was @ around 2500 rpms. Is this normal? Seems a little high for a 5 speed auto (4sp + OD). any comments?
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Depending on tire size and gear ratio that sounds about right.
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^What he said. Sounds about right. Mines about 3000 at 70ish.

What size tires? What is the AXLE code off the door jamb sticker?
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Not sure, will check. What kind of gas mileage are you getting?
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I'm getting about 17mpg (sometimes a little more or a little less) in my 04 4X4 5 speed truck and it turns 2500 at 70mph with 4.10 gears
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Mines at about 2600 Rpms at 70 3-6 inch lift 33s 4:10s 4x4 automatic id say it's normal for 3.0
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2500 rpms, 33" tires, 4.56 gears = 65 mph using a GPS speed-o and OEM Tach; might be off a little but somewhere in that area.

Seems the 3.0 likes 2500 rpms, the truck seems to smooth out, run and pull better.
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