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Old 07-28-2022, 01:02 PM   #31 (permalink)
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what is happening

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Well generally, any time a vehicle is lowered and the same degree of rake is maintained, pressure under the front end is reduced - which should draw more air through the grill.

I have to wonder what is happening with this thing though:
Perhaps it's for the NASCAR truck series?

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Old 09-24-2022, 06:47 PM   #32 (permalink)
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https://www.mavericktruckclub.com/fo...hybrids.20763/

Here we go again, worse than 2022 and dealers are getting very few allocations
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Old 09-25-2022, 10:36 AM   #33 (permalink)
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EDIT: I have no plans to make any changes underneath. There is already a recall for this vehicle to increase airflow through the grille (and thus drag) by removing some of the grille shutters and drilling holes in one of the pans. Apparently, Ford believes that underhood temperatures can get too high under certain conditions.
I wonder if the condition they are mitigating is when towing? I would assume it's a worst case type of situation with heat generation.
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Old 10-25-2022, 05:20 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Now that summer is well behind, I have summer MPG to report. I burned 62.74 gallons driving 3145.1 miles, for 50.1 MPG. My driving was about 75% highway in 55 MPH limits, where I normally drive 57 MPH and average about 46 MPG. The short trip driving with average trip length 5 to 7 miles brought the mileage up.

This truck is very sensitive to temperature. The short trip mileage starts to drop when the temperature is below about 70 deg F. This truck would benefit from a block heater.

I finally have a trailer hitch. It's a $100 option, but that option was not available when I ordered this truck. So I bought a $17 hitch receiver tube and welded it on, then bought a wiring harness from etrailer.com for about $130. Its first use was to drag an old dock to the dump:
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22 Maverick: Summer 2022 burned 62.74 gallons in 3145.1 miles for 50.1 MPG.
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Old 11-08-2022, 10:37 AM   #35 (permalink)
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JR, what drive mode do you keep the truck in?

Have had my hybrid Maverick for 3 months now and love it, still working on maximizing highway mileage. I saw on MTC someone recommending slippery mode due to lower recharge current during regen, but I find it harder to force the truck into electric mode while it's on slippery. But it can also be hard to keep the gas pedal 'floating' between electric and hybrid when you just want to coast.

My display has been averaging about 5% higher MPG than my actual. Wondering if there's something in Forscan that can help calibrate that.
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I used ECO mode for a couple months. Since then, I have been leaving it in Normal mode. There is no difference of the engine temperature at which it allows electric mode. The gas pedal response is more predictable, and it is easier to find the coast setting. It is easier to control the amount of regen when using the brake pedal in Normal mode than ECO mode. I did not see any difference in MPG between the two modes.

I found that it will seamlessly switch between Neutral and Drive at any speed, which makes long coasts easier plus allows resting my right leg.

My display also reads almost 5% higher than actual MPG.

I'm working on a design for an aero topper. My current thought is to make it slightly lower than the center brake light so that it will keep its functionality, and eliminate the need for a brake light on the topper. Getting a water tight seal between the topper and front of the box is a real challenge because the box and cab are one piece. A simple gasket between topper and box requires water to drain uphill. The design is complicated by my requirement for a hinged lid, which requires clearance between the topper and the cab.
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Old 11-09-2022, 02:26 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I'm working on a design for an aero topper.
Something to look forward to.

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