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Old 03-18-2013, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey All,

Dig the site, tons of excellent information.

Joined to see how far I can stretch a tank on some basic mods, and beyond!

Looking for some tips from other large sedan/Ford Taurus owners on mods specific to our cars.

I really need help with my city MPG. Any Taurus owners ever try a kill switch or cylinder deactivation?

Thanks for the help,

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The best way to increase your city mpg would be turning the engine off at red lights if over 8 secs is how i do it. clean the weight out as startin and stoppin with extra weight hurts.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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my experience w/ a taurus several yrs ago were discouraging. It didnt drop the rpms when shifting into neutral to coast.

I always raise the psi to 40+ on my vehicles.

I have several threads on my 2002 Infiniti Q45 Sport. But I was a road warrior and my savings came on the road at cruise. I just drove easy in town knowing that it wasnt going to make just a really big difference.

Also you need a gauge.
see the first ling in my sig.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've got an Ultra Gauge installed and really like the immediate feedback I get from it. My car has only 54 of the possible 80 gauges enabled, but that's plenty for me.

Also have a partial lower grill block I'm testing out to make sure I won't have any overheating issues.

Your DIY on underbody panels looks like the direction I'm heading in next. My rear bumper looks like it scoops alot of air, I should be able to clean it up a bit. If I can't seal or panel the underbody from the rear wheels back, I may give my rear bumper cover some 'vents' to let the trapped air pass through.

Gonna air up to 40psi all around & see what happens.

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I may give my rear bumper cover some 'vents' to let the trapped air pass through.
Wrong. Don't go there.
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I may give my rear bumper cover some 'vents' to let the trapped air pass through.
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agreed with frank dont ever put holes for air anywhere on stock body pieces, just add a belly pan from the rear suspension back

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