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c_silva88 01-03-2013 04:26 PM

new to ecomoddin
hi every one i found this site looking for ways to boost mpgs on my girlfriends Subaru and got bit by the ecomodding bug. so a little about me im 25 and run my own logging and land clearing company. over the years ive been driving a 94 f350 diesel dump truck as my every day commuter but between fuel prices and have 2 kids (3 and 1) the trucks kinda getting cramped and expensive to drive. after finding this site i convinced the boss lady to let me get a car to save some money and drive the kids around and ended up finding a 92 Mazda protege for cheap which im picking up tomorrow afternoon. this site is awesome just by adjusting my driving using tips i read on here i went from my girlfriends average mpgs of 25 up to 36.4 (she drives a little more agressive then i do)

mcrews 01-03-2013 05:35 PM

pump up the tires!

MetroMPG 01-04-2013 01:23 PM

F350 diesel dump truck to a Mazda Protege. That's quite a modification right there!

Welcome to the forum & congrats on your improvments so far.

Feel free to add your car to the garage and start your fuel log. Nothing like putting your numbers out there to keep you motivated.

c_silva88 01-05-2013 03:52 PM

well the mazda fell through i drove 80 miles with a car trailer to pick it up to find it wouldnt start and needed more work then the seller disclosed. i have a few more cars to look at in the mean time ill keep driving my f350 which at the last fill up i went from 9mpg to 15 just by changing my driving habits and changing to a slightly smaller diameter tire on the inside dually wheels so they only contact the pavement when the truck is loaded.

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