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Old 05-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
MPG Militia HMV-25E80+A
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In my opinion, don't worry about weight, concentrate on aero. I live in hilly country( Vermont) and use the hills to my advantage. With an added passenger( my son who weighs 260 lbs plus), I see little overall difference in mileage, more going uphill, longer coasts going downhill, pretty much a wash.
I know that the MKI and MKII are a bit different, but there are a lot of similarities.

I would suggest an upper grill block, full belly pan, and, if you really want to get wild, put a tail on that wabbit.

If you have the 4 speed, your top gear ratio is the same as my 5 speed with my re-geared 5th. If you have a 5 speed, there are options for re-gearing 5th here that might benefit you.

Keep (V)Dubbin'!

It is always very amusing how our imagination is put to the test when overcoming reality. Redyaris
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