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Old 09-21-2011, 10:05 AM   #1
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:07 PM   #2
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Haha 16 mpg regular driving? Something aint right with that car.
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Old 09-21-2011, 02:09 PM   #3
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No kidding - I've never gotten below 34mpg in my Focus to date...
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Old 09-21-2011, 02:44 PM   #4
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Retards, every last one of them.

#1 Coasting
Well, being most every newer car with a manual transmission has a 'cut fuel on decel' program, why would you coast when it requires fuel to keep the engine at idle vs using no fuel at all?
Also in a custom tune you can adjust the points at which fuel turns back on. So you could cut fuel to the point of almost stalling if you really wanted to get extreme.

#2 Max PSI in the tires
Unsafe. Plain and simple that # is for maximum hot pressure. Being friction causes heat, as you drive the pressure in the tires will rise. The faster you drive the higher the temps will go.
The 'max PSI' comes from someone's belief that the contact area of the tire is reduced if you run more pressure, which in some instances can be true. The thing they didn't take into account is now more weight is placed on a smaller area, which causes more friction and more heat.
Properly inflated tires will do fine and should be the only recommendation.

#3 Shift early, shift often
This is only a general rule, and even at that it's not very true. To know when to shift you have to get into the ECU and watch how much fuel you're using. It could very well be that at higher RPM's the engine load is lower and the injectors are pumping in less fuel than higher loads at lower RPM's. Only logging will tell you which is the case.

Basically, if you seen it on the internet ... it's BS.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:13 PM   #5
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i suppose your talking of them lowering springs ha hahahah a
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You know how I maximize every drop of my fuel.......BOOOOOOOOST!
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God i hate pretty much anyone that does this. Although i equally hate the douchers who buy a prius and drive 85 on the highway totallu defeating te point
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:07 AM   #8
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I disagree with ANY low RPM statement.

Unless we're talking an old small block chevy or something that actually makes torque cruising at 1100RPM, it's wasteful.

Little engines like to be kept in their torque band. Shifting too early (and trying to accelerate with any speed) is going to take more fuel. If I'm just putting around from stoplight to stoplight, I can get away with shifting low. But if I am taking off onto an onramp, shifting below 2000 wastes fuel on the Focus - look at the little meter.
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Basically, if you seen it on the internet ... it's BS.
not true....THIS has to be real!!
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:03 PM   #10
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ha hahah you half to listen to slip knot more often!
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