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Old 05-09-2018, 05:54 PM   #158 (permalink)
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I am cheap.
My wife says I got a leaf because I'm "compensating".

Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
For sure. Check out most any enthusiast car forum and the mantra is "you gotta pay to play". In other words, automotive choice is important in projecting your image, and "cheapskate" undermines that image. Also, nothing can be done to improve fuel economy; the car gets what it gets.

I was attempting to help the discussion in a Jeep forum where a member was asking for ways to improve FE. All of the comments wrote me off, or dismissed saving fuel as possible or even worthwhile.
I have found a lot of jeep people to be slightly retarded, not usually severe and profound, well maybe just a few.

Ecomodding a vehicle is just as possible as turning a jeep into a more off road capable, on road death trap.
Something as simple as swapping the off road only super swamper mudder tires they always run and putting on a set of highway tires saves fuel.
God they're retarded.
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.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.

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