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Old 05-23-2008, 06:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Finally broke 30 MPG in the truck!

I have no idea how I did it, but my last tank of gas on the Chevy S10 was over 30 MPG!

http://www.ecomodder.com/forum/em-fu...?vehicleid=103

I think I have been doing more engine off while coasting downhill and turning off the engine at stop lights. I am sure the temperatures have a lot to do with it as well.

I thought I was going to have to lower the truck or make a belly pan or something before I would break 30.

I guess I really have slowed down a bit on the freeways too. I pretty much never go over 55 anymore!

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Old 05-23-2008, 06:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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W00T! Very nice indeed. Great job.
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Good job. I had a 98 S-10, reg cab, 4 cyl 5 spd, all that jazz. Got about 29 mpg, dropped it 2" and got right at 30 mpg. Put wider tires and heavy steel wheels on it and got 28 mpg .
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Great work, congrats! These compact trucks seem to do pretty well at the hypermiling game. I just filled up Josie this morning and nearly spat out my teeth when I did the math:
37.58mpg!

That nearly matches my best ever, and that time I had over 300 miles of slow steady cruising to work in - this was commuting.

It almost makes me wonder what I can really achieve if I do all the other alteration type stuff...
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow - two impressive tanks. Congrats, guys! Skool the pickup crowd!
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That's pretty nice for a truck, congrats.
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And I thought 29 out of my Ranger was good. I don't think I could drive 55 in this truck the DOHC has to have some rev's to get any torque.
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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And I thought 29 out of my Ranger was good. I don't think I could drive 55 in this truck the DOHC has to have some rev's to get any torque.
Curious but If you're driving 55 what do you need a lot of torque for?
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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