Normal RPM's

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Normal RPM's
« on: July 01, 2017, 10:57:16 AM »
hey everone, I finally got my sidekick,  a 91 2 door 4x4.  had to settle for a automatic for the time being but am wondering what normal rpm's are.  I am sitting on 3900/4000rpm to hit 60 mph.  Is this normal?    I know I didn't buy a sports car but my toyota was around 2800 rpm for the same speed.  I want to take a 700 mile trip and dont feel good keeping the rpms that high for 15 hours [yea i know, slow down and take longer].  will/would the manual tranny solve this.

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Re: Normal RPM's
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 10:18:33 PM »
Open the hood and look up the white label. Some info there. That would help!
'96 (07/95) US imported Sidekick Sport, 16V, 1.8L, 4 auto, 4x4, 4dr, A/C, ABS, 100K miles, VIN: JS3TD21V6T4101985, bone stock, except 215/70R/16.

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Re: Normal RPM's
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 08:12:17 AM »
Suzuki engines have always been, for the most part, small displacement, high rpm designs - I can't tell you what is normal for that particular vehicle, but it doesn't sound too far off (I'm assuming you have the 3 speed auto, without over drive) - I would not be too bothered by holding 60 mph for long periods, at least not from an engine longevity stand point - they're designed to produce their power higher in the rpm range.

No - a manual transmission won't solve the problem, it's not a problem, it's the way Suzuki built them.
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