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Old 06-16-2013, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Jet - '07 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5
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Hi there guys

Hi everybody, I am pretty new to the ecomodder community. I was trying to do my intro here earlier but the verification email went to my spam and I didnt catch it.

I love the idea of getting better gas mileage by inexpensive means. I figure that if I spend a bunch of money modding my car it would defeat the purpose. I also dont want to do anything to my car that would compromise usability, practicality or performance.
Based on some of things ive read, I made a few adjustments to my car already.
I made a partial grill block, pumped the tires up to 50 PSI and backed the speed off to 65 on the highway. (I pretty much drive only on the highway). Doing so made my mileage jump from 32.5 to 36.8. And I only invested a few dollars for the grill block! Loving this.
I am looking forward to progressing further, hoping to achieve 40 MPG before the end of the summer.
I am also looking forward to all the great information you guys have loaded this site with!

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Old 06-17-2013, 02:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. Good job with the adjustments so far and good luck on hitting 40!
Current project: A better alternator delete
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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good job and Welcome!!!!

I'm a firm believer in a scangauge.... I really think it is worth the money to see mpg instantly.

see link in my sig

MetroMPG: "Get the MPG gauge - it turns driving into a fuel & money saving game."

First: ScangaugeII

Second: Grille Block

Third: Full underbelly pan

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
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