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Old 12-13-2009, 11:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Dom,

More efficiency helps, but the others are right, too. One example of power not helping fuel efficiency is a cold air intake. Colder air means denser air, which means more power, but more fuel used. Ecomodders go with warm air intakes instead.

Another example is lower gearing for power. Lower gearing works against fuel efficiency. Hot-rodders want lower gearing. Ecomodders want higher gearing.

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