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Old 01-06-2014, 08:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
When you need more power to get up the hill you need more fuel. Recapture is never as good as not expending in the first place. And rolling resistance will be somewhat higher.
I am seeing this first hand with my RAM. The aerodynamics are improved over OEM, but when I hit a hill the fuel flow climbs. If all my roads were flat, that'd be great!

One thing on keeping the load applied with the throttle; since I put a warm air intake on my truck I've noticed it won't hold as much load. It forces me to pay more attention when passing or climbing.
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