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Owner: Mulder25
F.O.R.D: 1987 Dodge Dakota LE
Displacement: 3.9 L
Fuel type: gasoline
Transmission: automatic
Curb weight: 0 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0
Frontal area: 0 sq.ft.
Instrumentation: other
Description: Vehicle has been retired due to constant repairs, hence its nickname F.O.R.D (fix or repair daily), rarely found on road dead however. ;-)
Even with my improvements and driving techniques, an average of 22mpg is too low for my 60 mile commute.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: Vortex Generators - i dont think these helped, but the logic makes sense.
Tonnaeu cover - keeps the bed covered to reduce wind drag, and keep things in the truck without fear of water damage.
Over-sized tires - screws up my speedometer, but its like adding overdrive, or re-gearing. Torque converter locks up at 40 MPH, larger tires keep the RPMs lower

Planned Mods: The opposite of ecomods. I am turning this vehicle into a storm chasing truck, it will need a lot more power, so fuel economy will suffer, but its not a daily driver anymore.
Plan to put in a manual transmission though, this could help economy, but likely will be used more for power than economy.
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 14 mpg(US)
EPA highway 15 mpg(US)
EPA combined 17 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 0 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 0 mpg(US)
90 days No data entered

(Created: 2012-02-16 13:16:42 / Modified: 2012-02-16 13:16:42)

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