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Old 02-05-2016, 03:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Andrewhans View Post
It was raining hard on the way to work today so even though I slowed down to 50 the entire trip I didn't see a gain.
Yeah, whatever you gained from reducing wind load, you probably lost due to the increased rolling resistance of a lot of water on the road to displace.

Something else to keep in mind about a thirsty vehicle: your "MPG" improvements may appear small by that yard stick. Don't forget a 1 mpg improvement on a 17 mpg vehicle is proportionately a large change in volume of fuel used. So don't get discouraged by numerically "small" improvements.

This becomes apparent if you flip the measurement to L/100 km or gal/100 miles.
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