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Old 08-01-2013, 01:28 PM   #1601 (permalink)
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Gosh I hope he hasn't exceeded the tire's load rating or certain death is imminent.

If a Duhmerican needed to move that stuff he'd NEED an 8 liter diesel 1Ton dually pulling a triple axle flatbed or better yet enclosed trailer.

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Old 08-01-2013, 03:50 PM   #1602 (permalink)
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And that's how they'd do it: the HD trucks don't have EPA ratings.
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:28 AM   #1603 (permalink)
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How easily can you achieve an advertised fuel-economy rating for your vehicle?
It was actually a bit difficult, but then the 7700lbs truck was a bit bigger than my vehicle!
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:15 PM   #1604 (permalink)
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...your non-hypermiling wife doesn't think the statement "I hate driving you around, my FE is dropping" is a crack about her weight.

...your teenage niece spends the summer as a live-in nanny and accidentally starts hypermiling by herself the next school year.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:26 PM   #1605 (permalink)
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....when you hate, with a passion of 1000 suns, every single red light

....when you think pizza pans should be in the automotive section

....when you see somebody else with pizza pans and immediately want to be their best friend since all of yours think you're stupid for modding your car
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...when you see every red light as a glide opportunity.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:06 PM   #1607 (permalink)
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I got a terrific glide last Sunday behind a hay wagon. Timed it perfect, glided down to 25 MPH, he pulled over, and I passed. No brakes.

And the hay wagon road block was a GOOD thing....
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I got a terrific glide last Sunday behind a hay wagon. Timed it perfect, glided down to 25 MPH, he pulled over, and I passed. No brakes.

And the hay wagon road block was a GOOD thing....
On my route to work, I have to go from zero to a 55, (I do 60), then it drops to a 50, then down the hill and a bit to a 35, and every so often, I cut the engine early, and catch up to a car, and coast even further with a nice draft-it's a beautiful thing.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:23 PM   #1609 (permalink)
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you use your driver window as an air brake while gliding... or is that just me?
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:24 PM   #1610 (permalink)
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you use your driver window as an air brake while gliding... or is that just me?
When I cut the engine, I drop the windows IF I want to slow down more- Bugatti style! (Though they use an actual spoiler, which has approximately the same braking power of a Ford Fiesta at high speeds lol. Benz has been doing it, and I know others have, too.)

If it's real hot, I crank up the air (fan) when I cut the engine, too.

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