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Old 11-17-2008, 09:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
elhigh
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Josie - '87 Toyota Pickup
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Hey Joe,

Is your motor generating 250w the way you run it, or is it being overdriven? Because if it's giving its rated output, 35mph on just 250w is really good.

I don't have an engine in my possession that can efficiently crank out a mere 250w of power. Imagine if we could make ourselves get by with just 35mph. Shoot, on average that's faster than most of go when you take stop-and-go traffic into account. Now just figure how much farther you could go on a gallon of fuel if you didn't ever bother with that extra 15-25mph of speed.

MMmm, nice.
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