improving gas mileage

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Postby Jmac » Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:50 pm

Nigel wrote:if you want better gas mileage learn how to draft other vehicles, put yours in neutral and voila, instant upgrade.:cwm21: :cwm22:

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Worst idea ever ...

Driving habits can save you a ton of gas.

1) Use the lowest amount of throttle input necessary
2) If using a manual transmission, shift into 4th or 5th gear even when cruising at low speeds.
3) Inflate your tires slightly higher than recommended.
4) Speed up before hills
5) Let off the gas as soon as you know you're going to have to stop at a light.
6) Use air conditioning instead of opening your windows at high speeds. Once your car is cool, shut off air conditioning.
7) Make sure your vehicle is well-maintained (regular oil changes, tune-ups, etc.)
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Postby Nigel » Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:58 pm

Worst idea ever ...


Note the faces...

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'03 S-dime ext. Cab.
Dropped 3" all around
Shadow billet grill
De-Trimmed/De-Badged
18" Beyern Type Five's in Hyper Silver
Nexen N3000 245/45ZR18 rubber
Eurolite clear tails
clear corners
Truxedo Truxsport Tonneau Cover

Alpine CDA-7998 source unit
Clarion SRS 1686 6.5" comp set up front
OZ Audio ME 12.4 in a 2 cube ported box at 34 Hz
JBL GTO 601.1 II Sub amp
JBL GTO 75.2 II comp. amp
12 sq. ft. Dynamat Extreme on roof
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Postby Jmac » Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:05 pm

I saw the faces ... but you know some people might actually take it seriously and try it ...
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Postby Nigel » Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:32 pm

I know some people who have done it... Then again they have an IQ damn near 70. So it doesn't surprise me.

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'03 S-dime ext. Cab.
Dropped 3" all around
Shadow billet grill
De-Trimmed/De-Badged
18" Beyern Type Five's in Hyper Silver
Nexen N3000 245/45ZR18 rubber
Eurolite clear tails
clear corners
Truxedo Truxsport Tonneau Cover

Alpine CDA-7998 source unit
Clarion SRS 1686 6.5" comp set up front
OZ Audio ME 12.4 in a 2 cube ported box at 34 Hz
JBL GTO 601.1 II Sub amp
JBL GTO 75.2 II comp. amp
12 sq. ft. Dynamat Extreme on roof

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