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Old 09-08-2014, 01:06 PM   #21 (permalink)
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When I was younger, I wanted a car that looked good, sounded good, and went fast. Now I want a car that looks good, sounds good, and gets decent fuel mileage ... decent being a subjective term on a forum full of compacts, subcompacts, and hybrids. I know I'm working up hill. :-P

I'm leaning towards 2.73s but first things first; I need to pick up a sg2 or ultragauge.

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Old 09-08-2014, 03:58 PM   #22 (permalink)
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For the sake of science, please A-B-A both the 2.73 and 3.08!
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:14 PM   #23 (permalink)
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While I don't have the means to perform two gear swaps solely for the purposes of testing. I'll certainly perform A-B testing between the factory police spec 3.55s and their replacements (likely 2.73).
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:13 PM   #24 (permalink)
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While I don't have the means to perform two gear swaps solely for the purposes of testing. I'll certainly perform A-B testing between the factory police spec 3.55s and their replacements (likely 2.73).
I am the only one absurd enough to even bring up A-B-A for this one. Honestly, it would have been A-B-A-B, unless you decided on the classic A-B-A-I am not testing it again, forget you, Xist!

I am curious how much quieter your ride would be after the swap, although I doubt that it would be much at economical speeds, but if you have a smart phone, you can download a sound meter.

You already have a better ratio than my Civic!
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Actually the Police Interceptor models came absent any sound deadening or carpet they came with rubber matting instead so you can imagine the amount of road noise I deal with.

(I have plans to deal with that as well)

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