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Old 05-02-2008, 11:21 AM   #15 (permalink)
dremd
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Adjustable gain is cool, my Dad's last van (92' E-350 with 460) had an after market cruise + factory cruise. The After market cruise had the Gain CRANKED as the previous owner was pulling a 42 foot (yes that's correct) camping trailer with it. When he used the Aftermarket he'd get 9.5~10 mpg @ 70 (loaded) and with the Factory cruise he would get 11.5~12 @70 (loaded). Pretty significant gain.

The van he had before that (84 Dodge 250 360 engine) had a cruise that would best be categorized as weak, it would essentially DWL, until you dropped to 8 or 10 mph below set speed, then go 90% throttle. In retrospect that was a good setup, but at the time we thought it just sucked.
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