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Old 09-09-2011, 09:55 PM   #233 (permalink)
FastPlastic
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ames, IA
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98 Cherokee - '98 Jeep Cherokee
90 day: 17.18 mpg (US)

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Personal Best! 29.5MPG's

So a buddy of mine is getting married tomorrow and I just got back yesterday from his bachelor party in Minneapolis MN. 433.3 miles on 14.688 Gallons for a total of 29.50 MPG's A new personal best. I could have done better but I drove a little fast on the way up 55-62MPH. On the way back I wasn't in a hurry so I did 49mph and was pushing past 30MPG's. Before I left I did a few quick mods to improve things a bit more.

1. Sealed the gap between the tank and the bumper. Happened to have a board to would span the inner gap behind the bumper. I plan to add additional smaller plates on either side to finishing it off.

2. Finished the other tire deflector. Decided I liked to way the first one was set up so I hacked out a second one and painted them before I left. Time well spent.
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