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Old 09-30-2008, 08:28 PM   #118 (permalink)
orange4boy
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The Golden Egg - '93 Toyota Previa DX
90 day: 31.91 mpg (US)

Chewie - '03 Toyota Prius
90 day: 57 mpg (US)

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Nice work,

Your underbody aero work is inspiring and nice and clean. I started with the mechanical mods first. I'm going to start my underbody aero soon.

I can relate with the large vehicle mpg breakthroughs. I started at 15/20 with my Previa now I get roughly 27/37 which to me is awesome. although I have better aero to start with. Those numbers don't seem like much compared to the metros but we have a bigger challenge. When I started I had hoped for 20/30, my goal is now 30 city and 50 highway.

I'm basically an alternator less evangelist so here goes. Try it. un-belt and disconnect. Hook up your multi meter to keep tabs, top it up with a charger before you go and keep your load low. See how much FE you gain. Then you can start dreaming of deep cycle yellow tops.
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