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Old 12-16-2008, 02:44 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I had originally planned on dropping from the 11.9 gallon tank I have now, to an 8 gallon cell...

2 Reasons:

Fuel cells are lighter in material, thus save weight (and it's smaller, so obviously lighter still)

I don't use all 11.9 gallons, I normally fill up 7-8

Bonus: When I see the gas gauge dropping faster relevant to time, I tend to drive less... so until I get used to seeing an 8 gallon gauge drop vs the 12 gallon gauge drop, I'll always think I'm getting less mileage, or driving too much, and not want to drive LOL.
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