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Old 05-07-2016, 12:52 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I admire the craftsmanship though. If you're gonna build it, build it right!
x2 - Yeah he did a nice job, but I suppose when your mileage is as bad as an H2 you really don't care about fuel economy.....shrug.

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Old 05-07-2016, 01:40 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I read some of the post and it looks like that H2 is their second or weekend vehicle. Not your typical 10,000 to 15,000 mile per year daily driver.
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:55 AM   #23 (permalink)
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In post 7 he sez the Prius' will tremble and wet themselves.

There's Prius' out on the trails?

Ooooooh... right! It's for commuting!

I see his main hobby is reproducing. There is absolutely nothing I like about this ******* except it looks like he does nice welds.

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Been working the Philadelphia/NYC/ New England area the past month. Pretty funny to see all the roof racks. Mainly empty. But the all important kayaks and bicycles on weekends. Waiting for the same self obsessed to also preach from their Subarus that I'm on the wrong side of history. Cracks me up, the bumper stickers and the rest.
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Old 05-08-2016, 01:35 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Some folks claim they use empty roof racks as a sacrifice anode, when it's made out of a lower-grade sheetmetal.
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Old 05-09-2016, 05:36 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 06-05-2017, 04:36 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Just pulled xbars off of ol Eddie. Hopefully put me over 23 mpg. Just think if a half mile per gallon improvement were done at least begining of the vehicles lifetime. 260k miles. Granted I get 22 my wife was getting 18. Just say lifetime 18. So 14,444 gallons of gas. We will call it 1.80$ per gallon seeing as it's an 02. 26,000$ of gas vs .5 mpg better 25,297. That's over 700$ now implement our driving plus aero over 260000. Would have saved 5,700$. That's more than all of my cars cost except the Cruze. Thats half.

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Old 06-09-2017, 10:51 AM   #28 (permalink)
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The very first thing I did on my 87 740 Volvo Turbo wagon when I was modding it for highway fuel mileage was rip off the factory roof rack.

That was a no brainer.
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Old 06-10-2017, 11:40 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I know it's hard to track numbers for removing something as fickle as a xbar on a roof rack but it seems that with the grill block allowed for almost 5mph faster 60 vs 55 to obtain 22.5 mpg. So 4-5 mph achieved the same mpg. Mind you this is with oil temp never breaking 170. When all the way to operating temp it will run closer to 24 at least pre mods. Haven't had an opportunity to get it out lately. It's summer can't help but enjoy the Cruze getting 60 mpg. Will update when I get it out for more than 20 miles.
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Here is my take on roof racks.


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