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Old 01-08-2008, 11:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Doax... you're an angel
my brother-in-law works in a sign shop... what's that i smell?! "tha HOOK up!"

i can get 18x24 sheets for a little over $1

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Old 01-08-2008, 11:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The local sign shop (which is walking distance to my house), sold my my 4'x8' sheet for $11.45 after tax.
A WHOLE dollar, whew, can we be so frivolous?
(don't take my tongue in cheek the wrong way, please, I'm a cheap B@$t@rd myself, I'm just jealous.) S.
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i'll try to get some "before" pics up tonight
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also... those who know what the 94 stanger looks like... what about those... "wind scoops"? on the sides behind the doors... would those help or hinder?
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Prolly hinder...do they go anywhere or are they just looks?
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unless they're cooling off the back wheels... i'd say they are "lick-em-stick-em" on looks
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much like the "nostrels" on the hood... they're just pretties... don't go no where, not even relevent vents... black plastic
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I would cover them up and streamline the sides then...No point having junk in the way that doesn't do anything,
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might even be able to take the side peices off all together.... who knows.... on the hood i could always drill through the hood / plastic to MAKE them actual vents
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uh... slower acceleration (probly the hardest one)...
keeping under 70 on the highway...
using more "engine breaking" then the actual break pedal(its a 5spd stick)...
also coasting more then braking...
using nuetral to roll down hills... etc etc

i JUST started with fuel consumption today... i know its not BAD (low 20s probly)...
looked for scan gauge but i couldn't find where to purchase one...

believe it or not... this is my commuter car i drive approx 40miles highway round trip... aside from that it sits in the driveway.
You wouldn't need to do that much slower acceleration. Engines are most efficient at about 75% throttle, so just be sure to shift into the next gear before you hit 3000 rpm (preferably 2500 rpm) to get the best mileage while accelerating.

With their high power to weight ratios, musclecars tend to to have a higher most efficient speed range (typically around 60-65mph) than that of lower powered cars. This is because their engines are just loafing at the 40-45mph where lower powered cars are most efficient. But as they start going faster, the engine is getting more efficient as it starts seeing more load, so the mileage improves until it reaches the speed where the rate of increase in aero drag is greater then the rate of increase in motor efficiency with increasing load. So if you can drop your Cd, you can shift your car's most efficient speed range into a higher speed range than where it currently sits.

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