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Old 01-22-2013, 10:46 PM   #134 (permalink)
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Well I put the spare, OEM jack and my little hydraulic floor jack back in the lincon for for a road trip and left it in there for sort of an ABA test on city driving.
So far it looks like the lincon is down at least 1mpg in city driving, just going by the dash MPG display.
The dash MPG meter has proven to be very accurate.
If you look at my fuel log the first recorded tank was with the tire and jack. With out the tire and jack we have been able to put up low to mid 18's. (the high 19 and 20+ mpg tanks have lots of highway driving)
Now all of a sudden we are looking at low 17s.

So weight is a pretty big deal if you do a lot of stop and go driving.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
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