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    help!

    I have a 1993 Toyota Celica gt 2.2 liter 4 cylinder 5 speed manual. I drive the interstate a lot and I want to know what to do to lower my rpm's. When I'm going 65 mph my rpm's are at 3200 is there any thing I can do to go the same speed and have a lower engine rpm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jshelton19 View Post
    I have a 1993 Toyota Celica gt 2.2 liter 4 cylinder 5 speed manual. I drive the interstate a lot and I want to know what to do to lower my rpm's. When I'm going 65 mph my rpm's are at 3200 is there any thing I can do to go the same speed and have a lower engine rpm?
    Shift the transmission into a higher gear, that usually works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdinner View Post
    shift the transmission into a higher gear, that usually works for me.
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    A taller tire is the easiest way to drop the revs. I had a little isuzu way back when that liked to spin high on the freeway. I never really worried about it, imports spin easy at those rpms.
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    Get some big wheels!

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    Or hitch a ride behind an RV!

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    How about converting your tach to metric?

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    Maybe add some rice?

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    The best serious answer is to get taller tires - not ridiculous monster tires, just ones that fit the current wheels but are 1-2 inches taller in diameter so they'll still work without rubbing the wheel well

    Any good custom tire shop can help you

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    I agree with cutlass. Just put a little taller tire on your wheels. Be carefull you don't go to high otherwise you will have clearence issues and your brakes may not be as effective. Your speedo will also be off a little. I had a Civic many years ago with the same issue. It was great around town but high RPM's on the interstate.
    Last edited by MacGyver; 08-29-2013 at 06:05 PM.

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