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Old 06-20-2014, 10:29 PM   #131 (permalink)
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The pay off's of all these mods are all very impressive, but I gotta ask why you didn't just buy a car? It doesn't seem like you need a truck for your commute, and with the lowering you've done, it kinda defeats the purpose of having a truck.
If I were in the market to buy a vehicle last year I would have bought a car...

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BUT, I already owned my truck though 1 year of HS and 4 years of college. Over that time it has proven to be an exceptionally reliable and useful vehicle. The cost of selling my truck and buying another car in time and money while working full time, paying off student loans, saving for an engagement ring and now paying for a wedding just never penciled out. The truck also has some minor body damage which would impact the sale price enough that I don't know that I could get an equivalent vehicle without spending more.

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Old 06-24-2014, 09:05 PM   #132 (permalink)
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:42 PM   #133 (permalink)
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Ford Duratec 23NS, which is based on Mazda MZR engine family.

Ford Duratec engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:54 PM   #134 (permalink)
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Drive it until the wheels fall off, dude.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:46 PM   #135 (permalink)
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new best on my commute home 47.9 mpg, and even had some unexpected red light stops i usually am able to avoid.
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:35 PM   #136 (permalink)
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I test drove a 2013 Mazda3 skyactiv automatic yesterday. I got 45 mpg over 17 miles without doing any special hypermiling techniques. Very nice car! I have to work so hard to achieve the same mpg in my truck, lol!
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:53 PM   #137 (permalink)
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Another day of getting home on less than 1 gallon of gas, just over 47 mpg!
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48 mpg on the way home today, beat my previous best by a sliver!
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:59 AM   #139 (permalink)
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your absolutely right about that, the best I was able to achieve was 28mpg on my 99 ranger with the 3.0l, and that was only once. my goal was 30mpg, but I finally decided to get a more family friendly vehicle and couldnt afford to do so without using the ranger as a trade.
I have a mock up of aero mods I was planning on putting on my truck somewhere on the forums, you might be able to find it by doing a search of my moniker here.
Besides the aero mods, you might look at changing your exhaust manifolds to the ones on the front side of a Taurus 3.0L Vulcan. They looked much better than the log manifold on the backside... You may still be able to get some 1.7 ratio rocker arms if you want a little more hp. And, does your 3.0L have a plastic upper intake or is it aluminum? The plastic weighs less and is worth 10hp. A phenolic spacer between the two halves would help if yours is all aluminum.

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48 mpg on the way home today, beat my previous best by a sliver!
Wow! Good job! That is fantastic! I forgot, did you try any weight reduction yet?
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:06 PM   #140 (permalink)
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Nate. Did you wire in a momentary kill switch for your EOC or do you just cycle ignition?

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