Unsponsored Baja racer
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Newaygo County, Michigan
Given that you haven't specified, I'm guessing it's an automatic with autostick, and therefore a 6-speed conventional transmission?
And when you say it struggles, are you saying it seems to struggle for air, like any naturally aspirated vehicle would at high altitudes? That would be reasonably normal.
Or does it stays in higher gears and lower RPM, lugging along looking for power? That sounds like an ECU problem, maybe you just need to step harder on the pedal and get it to downshift or maybe the computer is too dumb to know to do that.
Or does it downshift before you think it needs to, revving high to get the power and you believe that to be struggling? Internal combustion engines are not designed to lug along at extremely low RPM, especially an inline-4 petrol engine used in such as the Mitsubishi Lancer and Outlander, and Caliber R/T and SRT4(albeit a turbo variant on that last one). These little engines make peak power at higher RPM, so if it's winding up to 5000 with no trouble, it's not stuggling so much as just getting to peak power so it won't have any trouble getting you up the mountain intact.
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Last edited by Sandstone; 06-02-2019 at 10:38 AM.