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Old 09-02-2019, 10:06 PM   #275 (permalink)
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Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: WV
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IGL - '04 Saturn Ion
Team Saturn
90 day: 56.19 mpg (US)

grayOS (personal use) - '19 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES
90 day: 30.71 mpg (US)
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So, I’ve discovered a downside to completely smooth wheel covers... my previous ones had a valve stem hole and they weren’t made so perfectly, so a little air would pass through them from time to time. The new covers allow no air through, so what happens? My front brakes cook! Now, when I drive as a hypermiler this is a non issue, as I use my brakes very little. However as a rideshare driver in a very hilly city I’ve found that occasionally I smell brakes at the bottom of a long hill. Who knew just a valve stem hole could pass so much air? Anyway since my front rotors are now warped (they were ever so slightly warped before but it’s now painfully apparent), I’m doing a brake upgrade. It won’t help mileage in the least, but I’ll feel safer having better stopping power... Doing PowerStop Evolution slotted rotors and Hawk HPS pads
My current Ecotec project...

My last Ecotec project...
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