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Old 07-10-2008, 06:27 PM   #1
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As a group we all like to tinker, tweak, find new and better ways of doing things. Does anyone here do hypermiling to improve your car's gas mileage?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypermiling
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:27 PM   #2
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Nope but I use chip fat.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:34 PM   #3
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absolutely. It's not as much fun as gunning it, but easier on the wallet. I'm trying to teach my wife how to get better gas mileage. she likes to brake hard and accelerate fast.

 
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:46 PM   #4
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I have tried to employ some of the techniques discussed by hypermilists. Starting off slower, coasting more, etc... I will not power my truck off on the road and have to worry about how much brakes and stearing I'll have left before I turn it on. And I'm not going to shut off my AC. I also don't support going under the speed limit in order to save gas.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:56 PM   #5
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Hypermile all you want in the slow lane. BTW-I was following a Prius at 85 MPH yesterday. Doesn't that defeat the purpose of a Prius?
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Buying a Prius defeats the purpose of a Prius.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:11 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Buying a Prius defeats the purpose of a Penis.
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I have started to do a few of these things, but most of them are not safe, or very effective anyway. I've started to go 60-65 instead of 70-75 (unless I just got to be there overnight!) I've not noticed a huge improvement in milegae ( I live like 1 mile from work), but it is certainly a much more relaxed and enjoyable trip when I have to go somewhere far away. Now I am no longer picking on my friend for driving like that all these years.

Now, if I could ever see myself gettign by with a small car, I could save some money. But, since my Jeep and Durango are both paid for, and I might need them for pulling my camper or trailer or packing up the family and dogs and maybe the boat... I guess I'll still be driving an SUV for a while...

 
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:49 PM   #10
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Biggest thing I've changed (manual trans) is RPM. By the time I'm at 35-40 I'm already in 5th gear in the city. Used to never use 5th unless on the highway. Don't downshift to slow down much anymore either.

Rarely on the hwy since i don't need it for work anymore but if I am; it's still 75-80 for me.

 
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