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Old 09-15-2012, 03:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Vader - '15 Dodge Grand Caravan
90 day: 23.13 mpg (US)

Cmax - '13 Ford Cmax SEL
90 day: 40.92 mpg (US)
Thanks: 10
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Thats amazing mileage for such a car. Better freeway mpg than several so-called "economy cars" and one that you actually have some interior room in.

Please keep us updated on your findings!

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Old 09-16-2012, 02:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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XJ Cherokee - '00 Jeep Cherokee Sport
90 day: 12.96 mpg (US)

FoFO - '11 Ford Focus SE
90 day: 36.78 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1
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It makes sense that it runs cooler with the grill blocks on ... well, it doesn't, but my Focus runs 3 degrees celcius cooler with the lower grille blocks on.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Impala - '04 Chevrolet Impala base
90 day: 32.84 mpg (US)
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congrats on the Taurus 35 barrier. Good luck with hitting 40 mph... and yes, it can be done with the 3.0 v-6
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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ECONORAM - '07 Dodge RAM 1500 QC SLT flex-fuel
90 day: 18.16 mpg (US)

the Avenger - '08 Dodge Avenger SXT
90 day: 27.06 mpg (US)
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Smurf, Congrats. Taurus Car Club of America is a great forum. They are the ones that got me into car forums. My wife and I had an 04 with the Vulcan V6 (have you lost your Vulcan mind?) for a few years. I installed a Flowmaster Delta 40 muffler on it and managed a trip at 30mpg @ 68mph. I did run my tires a few psi higher than stock (perhaps 30psi; hard to recall). I also did the poor man's motor mount fix. Wrap a chain around the front mount and the front lower subframe, pull it tight and then run a 3/8" bolt through it. Didn't add HP but did keep the engine from rocking. Felt like it was more powerful...

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