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Old 06-18-2019, 04:01 PM   #251 (permalink)
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Awesome mileage, especially with that elevation change! The WV mountains have kept me from breaking over 90 yet on a trip to college, hopefully warmer weather in August will let me do that. My highway driving style is pretty much the same as yours.

Who even needs an IMA in these cars to get great mileage?

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Who even needs an IMA in these cars to get great mileage?
Such a true statement. The IMA system was nice in town and did little on the highway. I achieved far more gains by switching to the RE92 tires than I could possibly have with the expense of a new battery.

I kinda wanna do a boat tail now and aim for 100MPG at 55-60MPH... lol
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Such a true statement. The IMA system was nice in town and did little on the highway. I achieved far more gains by switching to the RE92 tires than I could possibly have with the expense of a new battery.

I kinda wanna do a boat tail now and aim for 100MPG at 55-60MPH... lol
The Re92s are great tires. With them aired up you can, around town at low speeds, literally spend half your time coasting engine off without losing much speed at all.

I've been going back and forth about a boat tail myself for a while but I don't know if I want to modify the exterior aesthetics of my car that much lol. And in a car that gets over 90 MPG, even if a boat tail added 10 or 15 mpg, the ROI on a good looking one would likely be in the hundreds of thousands of miles.
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That's a way to go about it! Currently, I'm mulling over buying this spool of filament, which should take the heat... in theory.
That should do it. Or look up some of the nylon filaments. Just make sure your hot end can handle the heat.
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That should do it. Or look up some of the nylon filaments. Just make sure your hot end can handle the heat.
Crap, glad you pointed that out. Ender3 seems to get to about 240, where that wants more. Thanks!
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I'm in the middle of upgrading my CR-10S to a E3 V6 hot end so I can do ABS, nylon, polycarbonate and other high temperature stuff. PLA is great, but being able to bolt something to an engine would be awesome. Right now I think mine tops out around 240 as well. I've tried, but it just will not do ABS well. Where as my other small printer does it great, but it runs hotter.
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I started looking for a pic of my DC\DC Meanwell setup and couldn't find it! So, here it is.

Basically, drilled out so that the lid can become a decent heatsink for the rectifier diode setup. This fan is inaudible, stock fan on these can be heard outside the car it's so loud! lol. Not seen is the Stinger high amp relay behind meanwell there. All this is located under my Tom Mix bar.

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Filled today after getting down to 1 bar after my long road trip noted prior.

96.1MPG

Highway miles, mostly going 50-60mph basically (aiming 55+). I think this just made 100mpg with a few more aeromods (minus boat tail) a real world possibility! But I'm satisfied regardless.
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Nice numbers!
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Very nice!

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