Efficient use of Gears vs Speed

The eight factory Land Rover forward gears and two reverses are the blue and red bars. Although it's possible to "punch" another 10% in speed out of each gear it's not very efficient with the economy going for a dive AND increased wear, tear and noise. That's why the Fairey overdrive unit became (and still is) so popular. The yellow and green bars represent efficient running speeds with the overdrive engaged. The installation of the overdrive thus provides the Land Rover owner with 16 forward gears and four reverses to suit every occasion!

The Gearbox Menu

The Land Rover Menu

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