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Old 04-24-2018, 11:11 PM   #161 (permalink)
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replaced my uper and lower control arms and upper and lower ball joints... wow... what a difference in handling!
took my alternator belt off again for the warmer weather... now strictly solar charging. MPG's are climbing quickly.
I plan on making a kamback and using my solar panel as part of the kamback structure. I hope this helps with my Drag Coefficient!

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Old 04-24-2018, 11:40 PM   #162 (permalink)
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Yep... I may actually work on that in May. I just replaced my upper and lower control arms as well as the ball joints. Wow what a difference in handling! Not sure if taking all of the slack will help in my MPG's, but could a very tiny bit I suppose. I still need to check the alignment this coming weekend, but if feels like it didn't change.
I'm going to check into materials that I can use to make the kammback inexpensively. I want to get to 70 mpg's on a full tank.
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Old 05-05-2018, 06:42 AM   #164 (permalink)
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Solar panels as part of a kammback? Now that's an idea!
If we went with flexible solar panels we could match both the roof curvature and the transition to the Kammback... I seen 100W (12V) flexible panels advertised and by their dimensions it seemed as if I could fit three of them on my roof, with the Kammback I had... once de-rated for not being perpendicular to the sun, I could have likely expected 12-15A(144-180W)... I wanted to delete the alternator and AC but wifey issued a firm veto lol...

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Do we know which engines would benefit from a wai?

And how can i measure advance? I have a 99 mb e200, and it doesnt have the standard canbus socket unfortunately.
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Old 05-05-2018, 05:30 PM   #166 (permalink)
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A solar panel like this one?

Boguang 100 Watt Monocrystalline semi flexible Photovoltaic plate Solar panel 16v 100W cell kits 12V 12 Volt Charging batteries-in Solar Cells from Consumer Electronics on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group

Could make a good part of a cammbak.

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