Yeah, what Silverfox and Ramsport47 say. That's mainly because we're driving in cities. I'm sure if we were on the Bonneville Salt Flats that the rpms would be more steady... ?Silverfox said:Throttle response determines RPM setting for the CVT. At full throttle, the RPMs hover aroun 5,500 until 50 then they move to 6,500 and remain until it tops out.
Ok, 2-3k. Anybody know if they can stay that low up to like 80MPH?GOT said:Yeah, what Silverfox and Ramsport47 say. That's mainly because we're driving in cities. I'm sure if we were on the Bonneville Salt Flats that the rpms would be more steady... ?
When I drive on the freeway (60-70mph) the rpms are around 2-3k. When I step-on-it to pass someone the rpms jump up past 4-5k then settle back down to between 2-3k. It's really quite a neat thing the CVT is.
Great info, Silverfox!! So.... in the old snowmobiling days we used to play around with clutch (engine side) springs and weights, for engagement RPM and "rate" of cone closing........someone no doubt will start playing with this JatcoII........The specs for this global engine put peak torque at 5200rpm or 4400rpm from the DCM press kit.....which I guess for a 4 banger is relatively normal these days.Silverfox said:The revs will slowly drop as you remain at a certain speed as the CVT opens itself. It will lower the RPMs to the least possible level to maintain the speed. At 80 with cruise control on, I've seen it getto about 2,750.