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Old 07-11-2019, 05:37 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Snax View Post
... I did some quick low speed testing at two different tire pressures, and long story short; there isn't much 'fruit' there....
You will want to consult MetroMPG's test:

And Mythbusters TV testing results (confirmed MetroMPG's results):

You might save yourself some frustration by aggressively using the search function on the EM page (upper left corner). There are lots of discussions about issues you are raising. Some really good testing too.

A key image from MetroMPG's test results report:

See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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