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Old 05-30-2013, 07:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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SWEET job, Man!

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:03 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Good job done on the cheap, which reduces the time taken to recoup the costs of the mod in fuel savings. So now there are two boattailed cars running around in SC. Expect an occasional pull-over from curious constabulary until all of the local cops are familiar with your car. In addition to your better mpg's, have you noticed an improvement in your high speed performance. A boattail does wonders for your 60 to 80+ mph times on the interstate, the equivalent of a horsepower boost to your engine effective at higher speeds.
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In addition to your better mpg's, have you noticed an improvement in your high speed performance.
Yes. On the way up I tried to copy my previous trip. However, on the return trip, I increased my average speed approx. 5mph + and the result was nearly the same. I'm looking forward to keeping pace with traffic.


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Old 05-30-2013, 11:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hero, may be a little,,, too much.

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Fun, fun, fun!

Welcome to the club boat tail!

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:08 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:12 PM   #17 (permalink)
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From one Redneck to the other, that job is way too nice to be a Redneck build.

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:16 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Uh, is "Nautical Nookie' a slang term for 'boat tail' (wink,wink)?


[Humor intended]

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:18 PM   #19 (permalink)
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My apologies, that does not look redneck at all, but very well done!
Thank you for the gracious complement...

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:20 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Uh, is "Nautical Nookie' a slang term for 'boat tail' (wink,wink)?
Grooooaaaaaan!

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