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Old 03-23-2011, 02:51 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by rmay635703 View Post
My Dad drove an M60 battle tank, fully loaded at 140,000lbs driving over medium density forest making a road (aka through 4" trees) he roughly got 3 gallons per Mile, one third of this guys 6000lb lincoln but he was moving 23 times more weight in mud, climbing hills, smashing trees.

His lincoln makes an M60 battle tank seem fuel efficient.
Yeah, and driving th M60 over stuff was more fun too I bet !


I can't understand why my MPG's are so low..........
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:06 PM   #32 (permalink)
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My car could not even get that low of a mpg unless I leave it running while at work, school, and sleeping then go 70-100% throttle at all times. The Ultra-gauge shows between 3-7mpg at 100% throttle getting up to 75mph.

Want more power and better MPG get an early OBDII based pcm and matching motor and drop it in.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:58 PM   #33 (permalink)
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don't take that 1mpg Lincoln guy seriously... he was being a dumbass.
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:25 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Even I don't think I could get 4mpg without a ton of idle time.
Call me crazy, but I actually try for mpg with this Jeep:

Typical driving: Back in Rochester for school, driving is 60 - 70% city
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:45 PM   #35 (permalink)
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flatten all four of your tires, and don't drive it. you'll save a ton of money....perhaps trade in your car...
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:11 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:19 AM   #37 (permalink)
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My favorite point to make about Dragsters:
Sitting at the line, waiting for the light, it will race your favorite 200 mph super car. It will even give the supercar a 200 mph advantage. When that car crosses the line, The dragster starts its run. It will accelerate so fast, it will catch up and *pass* the 200 mph car and beat it to the finish line. That is FAST! I went to an NHRA Race a couple years ago, and even sitting about 500 feet away from the start line, you feel the pressure wave from when they hit the gas. Then the rumbling and NOISE that reverberates in your chest as they go by. God, those are fun machines to watch. With earplugs though. Without, it actually hurt my ears.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:41 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by festivaWES View Post
flatten all four of your tires, and don't drive it. you'll save a ton of money....perhaps trade in your car...
or flatten the car and sell the tires
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:45 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Is that even possible? I work for a trucking company and our heavy flat bed trucks can pull about 95000 lbs on the trailer, gross weight of about 130000lbs and they get 6.5 mpg on the hwy


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