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Is it normal 3k rpm at 70mph?

Hey guys, i just bought myself 2001 is300 with couples small problems. When I bought it the speedometer don't work. I got it to work now, but is seem to me that the rpm is a little high. Is it normal that at 3k rpm the car speed is 70mph? Thanks alots for you time and help!
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Yes it is normal at least on my auto 02 with lsd.
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Yes, the IS has short gearing.

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thank you for confirming. That ease my mind knowing that the car is operating normal. ?
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I'm close to 4k at 85 mph on a manual w/ LSD.

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My Altezza Gita AS300 does about that in the equivalent KPH (whats a MPH? ). The AS200 I had before used to rev higher, was about 3000rpm at 100kph (~60MPH for the unique US )

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