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Old 08-05-2010, 07:26 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by hondo434 View Post
Shadetree mechanic, What did you want to say about the logs?
Simple comparison. You say the magnets do wonders for gas mileage, but I'm not far behind you in average MPG and there's another guy doing a lot better than either of us. It's the scientific process. In an expirement, you have a control to compare against. I don't use magnets, you do, yet our mpg figures are nearly identical. That would make mine almost a control--I don't live in the same area as you do, so the gas here isn't exactly the same, maybe, but I do have more hills to climb.

To prove a point, you are better off to provide tons of reputable data and let the data do the arguing than to simply reassert your point repeatedly without giving any data to discuss.
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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