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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:35 pm 
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So nice of them to care about us! :D
Top 10 ways to save fuel (according to Advance auto parts)
1. 10mpg regular complete tune up (vested interest here from parts seller?)
2. 2mpg turn off AC switch
3. 2mpg maintain factory tire inflation
4. 2mpg clean air filter
5. 0.5mpg synthetic fluids
6. ?mpg reduce brake drag -- brake pad springs etc.
7. ?mpg go easy on acceleration
i add:
8. get the junk out of the trunk -- car trunk and your trunk. obesity is at all time high.
9. 10-20% get a manual transmission and coast when you can
AND THE BEST WAY TO SAVE GAS IS
10. 50% get a 3 cylinder 1500 pound car whose name we must not mention in public!! =)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:38 pm 
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final drives and aero aswell

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:16 pm 
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Don't forget EVERYBODY'S favorite:

Unbelievably nice and futuristic retro full cover Bonneville Salt Flats racing disc hubcaps.

You can also fill the tank half way, less weight to lug around,
Keep the car clean, a slippy surface is good, at Nascar, even the stick-ons are lacquered over. Those edges add up.......
Wear a light right foot shoe.....don't go overboard you are not allowed to drive barefoot.

My two euros....

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:10 am 
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I have a hard time believing youd notice a difference with the smooth hubcaps vs the cost of buying them.

aero is seriously a big one

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:42 am 
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The smooth hubcaps prevent turbulance. Beleive it or not as Mr. Ripley would say.
In fact just for that purpose, I shaved my head just to be more economical driving Vanilla Latte (convertible, turbo,4 wheel discs, GT seats, 15 inch ASA wheels, no rust, blue German sail cloth zippered rear window) nan-nan-nan-na-nan-nan.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:25 pm 
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Engine braking saves more gas than coasting because it keeps the rpms above the engine speed where the ECU cuts fuel back in. It also saves you a lot of brake wear.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:15 am 
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yeah when im engine braking im well beyond 21afr, its actually reading in a percentage (wideband) which is essentially air with no fuel. you get regenerative braking in a way, it slows you down and keeps charging the system and it also doesnt require fuel to keep the car running. however, it still seems that turning the car off while its engine braking results in braking faster

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:02 am 
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Manutea wrote:
... I shaved my head just to be more economical driving Vanilla Latte convertible ...
:rollin: some oil may help 8)

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