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Old 03-10-2008, 02:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Nice! That's definitely a good switch, eh?

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Old 03-10-2008, 04:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You sound just like me! gotta love the Ram! Nice car and good luck with your mods! FYI, I was able to get my Ram up to 18 on Hwy after I replaced my Cat with a performance one and installed a K&N. That number made my day!
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You sound just like me! gotta love the Ram! Nice car and good luck with your mods! FYI, I was able to get my Ram up to 18 on Hwy after I replaced my Cat with a performance one and installed a K&N. That number made my day!
I've had three round-trips down to South Florida that averaged 19.3mpg, all I-75, gas pump to gas pump. This was No-Load, just me and a MTB Bike in the bed, with average 68mph. It's typical on all highway with the family loaded to get 18-18.2 especially if I keep in at <=70mph. Towing the 6x12 box at (1400lbs.) trailer, it's only 11.8mpg. Towing a big barn door.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Howdy! Glad to see I'm not the only Civic sedan driver here

I'd def look into aero mods considering your driving distance. Are your wipers behind some sort of flap in that pic?
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hello! welcome to the site! If you want stuff on grille blocks, theres a lot of info from different people on here. Just take your pick. I think there's stuff on underbelly pans too.

one question... why can't you drive 55? the slower you drive, the longer you'll get to! that's why I like driving 50.
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
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one question... why can't you drive 55? the slower you drive, the longer you'll get to! that's why I like driving 50.
Carry over from the 70's man.

With my Dad, the smartest guy on the planet, I used to argue as a teenager that speed gets you there quicker, thus, the car uses less gas. It's amazing I stayed alive, and grew into a Naval Aviator watching every lb. of fuel as it passed the fuel control.

It's funny, but I've been hypermiling for years, with little effort. I've always gotten the best mileage out of my rides, and even had more fuel at the end of every mission. It's way more important when your fuel stop is at 35K feet, moving 250-300kts and home is a moving, couple hundred foot strip of deckplating. The penalty for running out of fuel is flying a Coke Machine, and there's no shoulder up there!

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