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Old 02-21-2008, 08:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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it's fine, seems that you've found it anyway. With my 23 gal tank I can average about 21, which equals about 480 miles per tank, but in the summer I can go over 500, but it's sadly not summer

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Old 02-21-2008, 08:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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More Jeeps! You guys have to start doing your fuel logs. I want to know who's winning.

As fuel usage goes down, and Public awareness goes up, We (every human being) all win in the long run.
I'm in this for the long haul.
I know you were just pokin fun.
I'm just happy knowing I'm not the Lone Deranged-er any more.
btw My kids still think I'm insane.
You shoulda seen the look on each ones face the first time I shut down the engine while driving. Only my Grandson thought it was cool.
"It's so quiet Grampa, it's like were flyin in a kite"
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:17 AM   #14 (permalink)
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one of these days i will start my fuel log again but im sure that DPoV wins hands down, both of my jeeps are soft tops, have a decent amount of ground clearance and are modeled after bricks. so what im saying is: a brick with a kite attached doesnt move efficiently. hmmm, at least i recycle :P . anyhow on a more serious note, im thinking about making an electric 2 door off road vehicle with better aerodynamics (but many of the same features) similar to the jeep. main differences being sloped front end / and windshield and a fastback hard top.. any thoughts?? (ill have to post a picture of what im thinking one of these days with some more details)
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:42 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Very cool idea. Pun intended.
Take a look at my front panel pic at left. Similar idea.
Doesn't melt though.

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Old 02-23-2008, 11:05 AM   #16 (permalink)
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that looks great, im not in rambling mood today so no long incoherent post (yet lol)
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:12 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Somebody should PhotoShop up a Jeep with the basjoos treatment.
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:21 PM   #18 (permalink)
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If anyone wants to use mine I wouldn't mind lol, cause I Don't have photoshop, I'd have to use paint or draw it myself.
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:44 PM   #19 (permalink)
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snow-bank aero-Jeep

I love it! And with some fruit flavoring,its edible too! My neighbor has a C-J,and it has a lot of gaps which allow air to go between the fenders and grille,and without an airdam,the air collides with the front tires,chassis,and suspension components.Quite a torture-chamber under there.And as Darin has pointed out,you probably managed to block some of that flow and get it to flow"outside"the jeep,where its got a clean shot to the rear.You might duplicate the effort with cardboard and duct tape.Also,if you could develop some curvature around and over the roof I think you'd see some additional benefit at the gas pump.The flat plate that the windshield is mounted to has a drag coefficient of 1.17,almost as high as that of a parachute.You'll notice that the Jeep Liberty has softened leading edges all over it's front end,and that really helps stretch it's fuel.Love the pictures,good luck on the project.

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