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post #10 of (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by AZgl1800 View Post
in hilly terrain, have to use Tow Haul mode, and lock it in 2nd gear to keep the RPMs up in the 4,000 range

Climbed a few really steep grades in Colorado Springs area last summer, was in 1st gear and 4,000 rpm making a flock of Feet/Second
Considering Crank pulley and Alternator pulley sizes that's something like 20,000 RPM on the alternator for extended periods...!

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