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Old 09-28-2012, 01:19 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
Agree completely with Metro, and also want to thank you for writing in the results even though they were frustrating to you. Much integrity in that and very helpful to the community as a result. I'm sorry the mod didn't work.

It is just as important to report negative results as positive results.

The idea is good, though. My opinion: Your solar panels are much larger than you need given the size of your deep cycle battery. I suggest looking for thin film panels that could be glued to the original top of the car. That would maintain the original aerodynamics.
06 Canyon: The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 33,021 miles 2016-2018 at 35.00 MPG.

22 Maverick: Summer 2022 burned 62.74 gallons in 3145.1 miles for 50.1 MPG. Winter 2023-2024 - 2416.7 miles, 58.66 gallons for 41 MPG.
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