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Old 06-07-2014, 12:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Being about 100lbs heavier then standards hauling that heavy automatic transmission costs you fuel just in its shear weight let alone its friction losses.

Most of the wasted fuel caused by the automatic trans is due to the lack of early/lower rpm high gear engagement, I suspect you could due very well with a gear selectable automatic trans.
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