RPM stays at 1700 cruising@ 65

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  1. JMon

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    It used to be about 310 miles across PA?
     
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  2. PE_Trans

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    It is very possible to hit 115 mph on a steep downhill, but crossing I-80 in PA (310 miles) in 3 hours and on a semi truck is just not possible. Now, 4 hours may be possible on an empty trailer, and 3 hours can be done on a racing car.
     
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  3. FlaSwampRat

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    I used to drive the PA turnpike from Morgantown PA to new Stanton PA and it 4 hours in a car that doesn't lose speed going over the mountains lol.
     
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  4. shogun

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    I was once on 80 in Pennsylvania. I had an R model Mack with a 300 and a 5 speed with 5.13s. It would turn 2000 rpm at 65. Well, low and behold this Freightliner comes by me running 116 mph. What he didn’t know is I had just put Lucas injector cleaner in the tanks and she was running awesome.

    I slipped the clutch and did a wheelie at 50 mph and I was looking at the sky. I brought the front end back down as I passed the Freightliner and my tach was at 4300 rpm and 120+ mph. I looked on the truck’s door as I went by and it said “Telling the Truth” truck lines. I stopped in Ohio waiting to buy him a gallon of sweet tea, but I never saw him.
     
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  5. FlaSwampRat

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    One time I was driving across Pennsylvania in a auto dd13 cascadia when I seen this dude in a R model Mack doing a wheelie past a dude in a old Freightliner. Those dudes weren't even ready for me when I put it into manual mode. I clicked the button twice and couldn't see them in my mirrors anymore. I wanted to stop at the Ohio State line to buy them lunch and a beer because I felt bad for them since they didn't have the true power of Eaton smart shift but I was going so fast I couldn't get stopped until I got into Michigan.
     
  6. shogun

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    It couldn’t have been me. My truck was called Phantom 309, for two reasons. It topped out around 309 mph, and I crossed Pennsylvania with snow chains on every winter night in 3 hours and 9 minutes.
     
  7. FlaSwampRat

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    Yea, couldn't have been you. I wasn't able to drive in the winter with chains because when I got to the top at Breezewood the truck would jump from going so fast and sticking the landing was super sketchy, I spilled my monster energy drink once and decided never to do it with chains again.
     
  8. Ruthless

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    One time I went on an Internet forum and some fool came on and told nothing but lies. No one believed anything he said, and he never realized that no one liked him. No one respected him, and the forum was worse for him being there. He was the laughing stock of society, and the butt of every joke when someone was a liar and thought to be a no good bum. Everyone else on the forum wished he never found the Internet.
     
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  9. spyder7723

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    Hmm. I wonder who that guy was?
     
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  10. Tb0n3

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    Says the guy who's blocked half the userbase.
     
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