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TH350 Question?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5XLR8R, May 31, 2001.

  1. K5XLR8R

    K5XLR8R 1/2 ton status

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    Is it ok to drive around town in 2nd gear?? If so, whats the highest speed tolerable?? Does this help on MPG and keeping the temp down in the tranny??
    Thanks!!
    Jordan
     
  2. Mudstud

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    That all depends. If you have 2 something gears and 28" tires, sure. Just kidding! there are variables though, tire size and gear ratio being the main factors, of course the speed you want to drive at too. Let the motor tell you when it's time to shift. You don't want to be riding around turning 5000 RPMs, that would heat your tranny up big time and waste gas.

    Stuck is a state of mind!

    Mudstud
    76K5 sb400/350/203parttime/3.73-D44/GM12 locked
     
  3. DMK

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    Why?
     

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