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Old 08-24-2012, 12:19 PM   #31 (permalink)
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My god you are a giant prick.

I know i wont get awesome gas mileage.

If fuel mileage was my only need i would not have bought the vehicle i did.

but i am done, i will go elsewhere for info.

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:26 PM   #32 (permalink)
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You are correct.

I will air up the tires and look at new bumpers to see what i can do with the front air dam.

I will see what i can find for materials to make a belly pan.

The truck has auto load leveling so i dont know if i want to mess with lowering it. the miles i put on it would make it hard to justify spending the money to lower it, though i could be wrong.
Start with simple mods and see if they net any gains. It won't be easy, but every little step can make a difference. Best of luck !
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:03 PM   #33 (permalink)
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My god you are a giant prick.

I know i wont get awesome gas mileage.

If fuel mileage was my only need i would not have bought the vehicle i did.

but i am done, i will go elsewhere for info.
and ya lost him...

o'well

my 6.0 truck gets 15 at most going 70...wish i got 18mpg @ 80
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:11 PM   #34 (permalink)
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he was a 'unicorn'.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:55 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Well I guess you got what you wanted mcrews. Congrats on 'winning'.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:49 PM   #36 (permalink)
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hummmm........
Odd, but that's your perception. Much like needing to drive 80mph.

"Things" get moved to the unicorn corral because they don't work.
But, in fact, people can be unicorns also.

Much like claims that a unicorn product works.....
Unicorns make baseless claims also.
'cant drive below 70mph....UNSAFE'

The op wanted the '200 mpg carb' but ddidn't want to alter his lifestyle.

Now you can certainly choose to see it however you want. That's your perception.

What is the difference in calling BS on a turbonator and calling BS on a comment about driving below 70?


I have probably been on the I35 when he was there........guess Im lucky to be alive.....gezzzzzz
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:40 PM   #37 (permalink)
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hummmm........
Odd, but that's your perception. Much like needing to drive 80mph.

"Things" get moved to the unicorn corral because they don't work.
But, in fact, people can be unicorns also.

Much like claims that a unicorn product works.....
Unicorns make baseless claims also.
'cant drive below 70mph....UNSAFE'

I have probably been on the I35 when he was there........guess Im lucky to be alive.....gezzzzzz
Honestly I am uncertain how this thread could have turned out much different. What he "wanted" goes in contrary to the general guidelines of hypermiling.

He could hypermile driving 80mph but either it would be
1. Almost completely ineffective
2. Result in him averaging a much lower overall speed.

OR we could nurse him along and have him do things to his truck that would waste money and have almost no decernable affect on his FE?

AKA if he can't tell the FE difference going between 65mph & 80mph, it is unlikely he could record any difference in mods he would make either and he would become frustrated after spending time on mods he would not view as effective.

I am not sure how you break the inevitable truth to someone like that.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:25 PM   #38 (permalink)
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yep, if something has poor mileage and aerodynamics nothing of benefit could be done to the vehicle.

we should probably rename the site though
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:40 PM   #39 (permalink)
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yep, if something has poor mileage and aerodynamics nothing of benefit could be done to the vehicle.

we should probably rename the site though
are you whining or making an off-the-thread comment?????

FACT: OP wanted fairy dust to fix his problem
FACT: the website motto is: wrench smart, drive smarter
1. The emphisis is on SMARTER. 2. it;s a combo deal, really u cant do one and not the other.
FACT: there are several poor mileage tanks on here that get 20% + over epa highway. But the owners buy in.
FACT: and I've been holding this one back.....Only an idiot would post that he still wants to drive 80 and improve his mileage.
FACT: op really wasnt interest in design changes, doing the math, or rethinking how he drives.
FACT: enabling noobies is not productive.
FACT: this is a serious and viable site. answers here tend to have meaning and substance. We dont spend time babysiting and stroking.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:11 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I don't think OP was a unicorn but the conditions he imposed sure did make the assignment tough. And he didn't have much to say about the real suggestions for improvement either.

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