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Old 06-12-2013, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mythbusters Episode Fuel Saving Tips Jun 12 @ 9EST

Title pretty much says it. Was just watching an afternoon version of Mythbusters and saw the trailer for tonights show it is going to be on fuel savings tips & hypermiling.

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Old 06-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Awesome, I'll set the DVR.

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Old 06-12-2013, 10:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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40-70% = busted?

Who says all you have to do to double mpg is passenger mirror delete and a couple hypermiling techniques? The "myth" seemed kind of made up to be honest.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, the show was LAME. Like who on Earth expects to double your mileage by hypermiling? The one guy got 70% better mileage and was all like "Dang....I didn't double it" Huh? He got 56 mpg! 168 miles on 3 gallons in a 2010ish Ford Focus. What a bummer. They had a few stupid ideas they gave credit to like the dimple wrap vinyl sheets to improve mileage. They also talked about speeding up veeeeerry slowly which is a bit contrarian to what we know.
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Well, the guy did double the mpg hypermiling (56mpg) of the girls control lap (21mpg). They just glossed over that fact.
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I am a fan of Mythbusters...at minimum they should have given this a "plausible". No way was it "busted"! Stupid!

dimple wrap vinyl? Where did they get that idea. Seems pretty stupid to me. Has anyone on this site ever tried it?
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I am a fan of Mythbusters...at minimum they should have given this a "plausible". No way was it "busted"! Stupid!

dimple wrap vinyl? Where did they get that idea. Seems pretty stupid to me. Has anyone on this site ever tried it?
I sure hope not, but they are infamous for golf ball dimples. I guess that they still think those work.
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golf ball dimples work... on a small sphere that had just gotten hit by a golf club. if that describes your car, feel free to go ahead with it.
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I'm writing about the episode, intending to post the final essay here, but for now, here's an excerpt:

"You missed one of the biggest hypermiling tips:don't drive more car than you need. The single largest contribution to my MPG was switching from a 16MPG truck to a 42MPG car. By doing this, I have increased my fuel economy by about ~263%"

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