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Old 09-02-2020, 05:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piotrsko View Post
My thought: put $3.00 sandbags in the back until it's level and test to see if your coast down improves. Shouldn't take more than 3-4 to level it and weight isn't supposed to be known to affect steady state mileage.
Adding weight to a car will almost always cause it to coast further, as more kinetic energy has to be put into the car to reach the same speed.
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