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Old 07-20-2018, 05:58 PM
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Wondering what engine speed everyone cruises at for normal duty. For everyday driving I don't let tach fall below 2000, ever. If the drive is more spirited it's 3K.

I previously owned 2 x 997Ss (a .1 and .2) and I find with the 991.2 I can keep the engine running at more relaxed pace yet get decent results when necessary.
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Are you talking cruising or coasting? For me, cruising is on the open highway, 65 to 85 mph. And for that I will often shift into 7th, unless on an uphill stretch or with some traffic.
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Wondering what engine speed everyone cruises at for normal duty. For everyday driving I don't let tach fall below 2000, ever. If the drive is more spirited it's 3K. I previously owned 2 x 997Ss (a .1 and .2) and I find with the 991.2 I can keep the engine running at more relaxed pace yet get decent results when necessary.
...just traded my 991.1 C2S for a 991.2 C2S, and I agree for both cars. With both I like to keep the revs up. No lugging the engine, for me. I usually don't upshift unless the next gear is at least 2500 rpm. And i typically upshift by 4000 rpm unless I'm accelerating, or unless I see a need to soon accelerate. Both engines need to be spinning to get decent torque, but the 991.1 S engine won't have decent torque much below 3500 rpm.
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Originally Posted by Jaws1 View Post
Wondering what engine speed everyone cruises at for normal duty. For everyday driving I don't let tach fall below 2000, ever. If the drive is more spirited it's 3K.

I previously owned 2 x 997Ss (a .1 and .2) and I find with the 991.2 I can keep the engine running at more relaxed pace yet get decent results when necessary.
Surprising power in 7th gear in the .2. Low 60s is not a problem with good acceleration that keeps up with traffic. It seems to be pretty flexible, with the turbos adding power in lieu of a downshift, if you choose to drive that way.
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