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Old 09-05-2017, 07:47 AM   #111 (permalink)
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It also applies very well to all the information we get and experience we share in day-to-day matters

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Old 05-20-2018, 12:12 AM   #112 (permalink)
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Old 06-03-2018, 12:26 PM   #113 (permalink)
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When I joined this site there was more testing of mods being posted. We do less of that now it seems. Is that because people consult all these older tests? Or is it because of some other shift in the use of EM?
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Personally when I do a mod that’s already been tested, I don’t bother with ABA testing (example, when I put on the smooth wheel covers), or sometimes even a load test at a specific speed... in other cases, reversing a mod for a ABA test is simply too bothersome (like when I did the ported intake manifold)

I guess should I do anything groundbreaking, I’ll have to stop being lazy and actually test my work...
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:22 AM   #115 (permalink)
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Personally when I do a mod thatís already been tested, I donít bother with ABA testing (example, when I put on the smooth wheel covers), or sometimes even a load test at a specific speed... in other cases, reversing a mod for a ABA test is simply too bothersome (like when I did the ported intake manifold)

I guess should I do anything groundbreaking, Iíll have to stop being lazy and actually test my work...
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Personally when I do a mod thatís already been tested, I donít bother with ABA testing (example, when I put on the smooth wheel covers), or sometimes even a load test at a specific speed... in other cases, reversing a mod for a ABA test is simply too bothersome (like when I did the ported intake manifold)

I guess should I do anything groundbreaking, Iíll have to stop being lazy and actually test my work...
I am about the same. But cars are all different. The testing focus is one of the cooler features of this community.
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I put pizza pan wheel covers on my Mustang for several months. Unlike some people's results, they made no noticeable difference in fuel economy on my Mustang. And chicks didn't dig 'em. I took 'em off.

As for the under-drive crankshaft pulley, it would have been quite time-consuming to do A-B-A testing, so I just did A-B testing. "B" FTW. ~3% gain in MPG. It'll pay for itself in fuel savings in ~150K miles. In the mean time, I've got bragging rights. I'm averaging over 32 MPG with a 4-liter Mustang.

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