on highway doin 120 kmph, rpms are over 3000 in 6th gear..too high or normal?

Asked by Jun 21, 2013 at 12:32 AM about the 2006 Toyota Corolla XRS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car ran smoothly, motor wasnt too loud or anything, but the rpms seemed high for the
highway speed....I've driven a lot of cars, and trucks with 4 speed overdrive, but never
anything with 6 gears...I've heard the motor is higher performance, and that the redline is
at 8000 rpm, but woild that mean it would hold a higher rpm at only 100-120 kmph?


Thx for the help. Would be greatly appreciated

Steve

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That's what, about 75mph, I have a 2006 Corolla but I see you have the XRS. Yes the engine is a higher performance than my 1ZZ FE, yours is probably a 2ZZ GE and I cruise at 70 at 2800 rpm. So that sounds about right for your car, to tach at about 3000 at 75mph. 120kph. (pssst, don't tell anybody but I got my car to pin the speedometer at 110 a couple weeks ago, on a lonely back road and it ran at the 6000rpm red line. I wanted to see if it would do it)

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Yeah like I said, the motor didnt feel like it was running hard, just the rpms at that speed seemed high, especially for having a 6th gear...maybe im worrying for nothing

Also, it was somewhat hard to shift gearsin the city...once again I've driven auotmatics for a long time..but the standards I have driven almost all have "easier" clutches. I read into it a bit, and it seems it may be a shorter clutch in the xrs 6 speed, more adapted to racing..and believe me i wasn't racing! Any truth to this Any help is appreciated Thx

I have never driven one but it makes perfect sense what you're saying. The XRS has a much stiffer suspension, Edmunds.com a usually very reliable source of information says the XRS was only produced for the 2004 and 2005 model years, but they must be mistaken because you know what year your own car is. It revs higher, corners like a much more expensive sports car with that suspension. I have no doubt the shift throw is very short, to get through 6 gears in a hurry. Toyota says it was aimed at the younger buyer, but it's also more expensive. Now the clutch I also have no doubt, that to go with the short shifting throw, the clutch will be 'short', so you don't have a lot of travel in it, also to get through all those gears. It will do 0 to 60 in 6.9. THAT is impressive. And I watched at a video that showed it taching all the way to 8000. Also impressive

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