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Old 06-16-2011, 07:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Petti the Yeti View Post
Alright, I have a baseline of 15.1 MPG from my first tank. Filled 16.5 gallons at 249.2 miles, or something like that.

This was driving about as far from hypermiling as possible. Shifting at 4000+ RPM in each gear, speeding at 80+ MPH on the highway, cruising at around 3000 RPM through the city, running the AC on max, etc. In short, as aggressively, and economically careless as possible.

Anyone have some other tips, or ideas about the aerodynamic mods I wanted to do?
That's no baseline. That's called "stacking the deck".

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Old 06-16-2011, 07:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hahaha, perhaps. But at least I know what kind of MPG I would like to avoid.
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I go the cheap easy route first to experiment. (Pick the low hanging fruit). $1.99 from Home Depot and you can get a shrink plastic window insulating film. I use it for grill block and rear tire fairings. Experiment with that and then if it helps you get the fiberglass and paint out. Others have used the foam tubes you play with in the pool, ziptied inside the grill.

I haven't done it yet but on my truck I've always wanted an electric fan instead of the belt driven one. That way you only run the fan when you need it.

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