speaking of grades, east bound on interstate 8 to pine valley is a real MPG killer. over in LA newhall pass is even worse, or basically any of the passes out of LA. This is where i found a chevy cruze rental had warped brakes, LOL. Other than that most of LA is pretty flat so I should have no issue with a high efficiency 6th gearMaybe you guys got the idea from here:
See Objective 2:
Anyways I've never verified with OVT that he did this for me even though I requested he accommodate those objectives, but my car does struggle keeping the speed up grades in 6th gear at 70-75mph compared to before the tune, so I assumed it has been done.
It may not be the best of ideas for me in San Diego where you are always going up grades, and if I have to down shift into 5th it kills fuel economy because it's above 3k, so I just dig deeper into the throttle in 6th and live with the engine struggling.
Oh well. It is neat seeing 35 mpg at 80 mph when it is flat, and my car is probably the most un-aerodynamic 3rd gen 6th in the world, unless somebody has installed those dreadful headlight eyelashes..