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Old 07-24-2015, 09:40 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I agree with what the others have posted here, the answer "it depends" is true given how and why any of these things work.
YMMV, as it were.

Added to that is a mod changes what your car is, requiring you to change how you drive it. Conditions are always changing too, changing what your car works within, again changing how you have to drive it.

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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
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Old 07-24-2015, 11:59 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I hope it was a personal question because, as noted, there is no easy answer.
the ultragauge was the 1st and best, 80K wear tires to 50# second, grille block was third. the only thing I would like to change, but FE suffers if I do, is to be able drive faster.
I hope that if I ever get a belly pan made, I will maintain FE but increase speeds.
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Old 07-24-2015, 03:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Oh my, I can't believe I forgot the Ultragauge or the Scangauge as the first mod! I forget that is a mod! LOL Mandatory equipment! :-D
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Oh my, I can't believe I forgot the Ultragauge or the Scangauge as the first mod! I forget that is a mod! LOL Mandatory equipment! :-D
I've done my best tanks without any instrumentation.
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I've done my best tanks without any instrumentation.
Yes, but were they before or after the instrumentation taught you exactly how the car wanted to be driven?
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I've done my best tanks without any instrumentation.
and how did you learn what was the best method to obtain the best? driving 900 miles has a lot of variables. impossible to determine what did and didnt work.
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For myself, the two biggest mpg gains came with modifying my driving style, and modifying my route. ...
I changed one route I drive, because although the MPG are lower the distance is less, resulting in less gas consumption. So my average score in nothing to brag about, but lower fuel consumption is what it is all about anyway. I picked the new route based on evaluating short-trip MPG and short-trip distance -- both from my UltraGauge. I found that the gallons per trip readout doesn't have enough resolution to be useful for short trips, but the short-trip miles readout is good for this.
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Yep, the longest way around can be the shortest way home.

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