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Old 04-18-2004, 12:58 AM   #1
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Default What kind of mpg is your 5spd turbo getting?

It confuses me that the Baja weighs 400lbs more then the Forester, yet is rated to get better hwy mpg.

I'm thinking the final drive ratio of the Baja is taller then the Forester. Does anyone know what that is? Is there a chart of the max speeds for each gear for the Baja?

If nothing else, could someone let me know what rpm they're at when driving 70mph?

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Old 04-18-2004, 11:11 AM   #2
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I dont know about the turbos but alot depends on your driving style.

Our NA Baja gets up to 400 miles out of a tank on the highway with semi-conservative driving.

250 to 300 miles out of tank in the city.

if you stay out of theb oost you should be able to get close to those figures....not quite but close.

And yes, I beleive the Bajas are geared a lil taller than the foresters. Aerodynamics may also play a role. I think the Baja is more areodynamic.
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Old 04-18-2004, 11:43 PM   #3
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Currently I have 6000 miles even (2 oil changes, still 5-30 Castrol), and averaging around 23+ mpg on 75% highway, conservative driving style. Mileage is improving:
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Old 04-18-2004, 11:53 PM   #4
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Good job with the chart.

can you give me some speed, gear and rpm measurement to gauge the difference in final drive ratio's?

preferably something like 70mph in 5th = n RPM.
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Old 04-19-2004, 03:00 PM   #5
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75% highway driving here, and I was getting 20-21mpg on a 5 speed turbo. Now, after about 3500 miles it seems to be over 22. I was hoping for a bit higher, hopefully it keeps going up.
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Old 04-19-2004, 09:52 PM   #6
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Just over 23 with about 75% highway driving. Up about 1.5MPG since new (3800 miles now)
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Old 04-20-2004, 08:46 AM   #7
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well dont feel bad u guys are getting about the same mpg as my wrx.

not bad for a turbocharged truck!!
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Old 04-21-2004, 07:15 AM   #8
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I forgot about the rpm at 70 mph. Sorry, someone else have to report that - I'm in japan now and can't drive Baja Turbo (sucks).
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Old 04-22-2004, 09:32 PM   #9
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Talking MPG & RPM

With 85% HWY driving, and about 9200 miles on my T, I'm averaging around 23.2 MPG. When I'm driving conservatively I get almost 24 / but usually it's more like 22.8 ;-}

Cruising at 70 MPH - I'm turning about 3100 RPM in 5th.
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Old 04-22-2004, 09:46 PM   #10
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I was expecting a lower RPM for 5th. In my FXT, I'm right at 3k RPM also when doing 70. Maybe a little higher, so that makes me believe that we have the same rear ratio's.
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