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Old 05-20-2020, 02:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Adelaide, Australia
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F Truck - '77 Ford F100 2x4, single cab, lwb
90 day: 8.75 mpg (US)

Bombodore - '98 Holden Commodore Exec Wagon
90 day: 21.35 mpg (US)

Civic - '93 Honda Civic GL
90 day: 36.62 mpg (US)

Jim The Prius - '09 Toyota Prius
90 day: 38.56 mpg (US)
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I took the opportunity while the rear end was apart to swap to my Subaru wheels with 215/70/16 Toyo Open Country AT2 tyres on them, they fit very snugly once I'd removed the mudflaps, plastic wheel arch liners and little air deflector thingos, the fronts were the same, with just some plastic removal needed to get them in.

First drive revealed the expected drop in acceleration and braking, but a marked increase in cornering ability and a surprisingly smooth ride considering the difference in unsprung weight, the extra ground clearance was immediately noticeable hopping into the drivers seat.


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(Posted in 2012) 1977 F100 Project:
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