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Old 05-08-2014, 03:05 PM   #98 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by rqriley View Post
In a way, that's like buying a pickup truck or a utility van for those two times a year when one needs to haul a sheet of plywood home. And then all the rest of the time, dragging around a fuel-hungry beast for those everyday trips to work or the market.
That's America, but it's a mentality promoted as much by the manufacturers as the public, worse still is that few cars roll off the assembly line as efficient as they could be... Matter of fact, most cars produced fall far below their optimum performance levels.

Simply using headers instead of those clutzky exhaust manifolds would make a great difference, just as one example.
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