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Old 07-05-2008, 03:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah, some people need to have big trucks and some just drive around in them.... But the fact is that a lot of them are on the road and few are offering up any advice on fuel efficiency.

But it's important. Raising the fuel economy of a vehicle that gets 17 mpg 20% saves a lot more fuel over rasing the fuel economy on a geo metro 20%. Way to go!

By the way, if you ever decide to make one for the B-Series/Ranger let me know! It might get my truck up to 40 mpgs, and that must be like 5 motorcycles or so getting 100 mpgs!!

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Old 07-07-2008, 07:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Nice work Bondo!

I'm only worried someone else will beat you to the punch.

Where I live the news paper is running stories about how the gas crunch is making families who live 50 miles away from work car pool (2 people) in 1 Tahoe rather than driving a Tahoe + F-350 v10 (carpool 3 days a week out of 5 day work week). Poor Poor people. If you commute 100 (200) miles a day buy a car. If you need a truck well then; now is the time to buy one!
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That's great ! I wish more people could follow your example.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:38 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That is great news! I hope the product gets off to a great start.

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Old 07-07-2008, 09:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Great news !!! Even better knowing you were pulling those numbers @ 69mph !!!

Imagine if you did a run at 60 or even 55 ... I'm still pulling for ya and trying to get that cap picked up by anyone and everyone I know ...

BTW Obviously you have it ready for the F-150, any other fullsize trucks that you can make it for?

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Great design...I saw a picture on this site I think...The silver F150 ? Anyway great news about beating 25 witha V8. I just stuck an airdam on my Ranger with the 4.0 liter V6 an now it's getting 22+ per gallon. I still need to invest in a scanguage to verify that result, but my math aint bad on the whole, so I know I'm not too far off. Currewnt;y working on an aero shell for my Ranger, so maybe I can up the mpg's a bit more. I doubt if it will be as well designed as yours, my building skills are a bit more redneck, but yours was the inpiration.
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:54 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Great work mate, when I finally buy my truck that might be a good thing to go with it.

Just getting started. *raises his right foot* Here's to saving gas. Cheers.
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This inspires me to aim for 30 MPG in my V6 Double Cab Tacoma. Gotta get a Scanguage II.


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