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Old 12-15-2011, 09:25 AM   #31
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The more posts like that I see, the more tempted I am to try it...

Tried 88, can't really say if I saw a difference at all or not.
i really didn't think 87 => 89 would make that much of a difference, but for only $0.10 more a gallon... i thought why not try it at least once to see?

i've been lucky to have a non-finicky dct which just got smoother as i put more miles on it, but switching to 89... i was looking at my tach and saw the rpm's changing when my car shifted... but this time, i couldn't feel it shift. now with the miles i put on it, it already shifted smooth; but if you paid attention you could feel the shifts.

89 in the tank, i just couldn't feel the shift / made the vehicle that much smoother. i'm impressed. as long as gas keeps falling in price, i'll go with 89 for the time being. using 87 wasn't BAD, but i like the difference i see with a tank of midgrade 89.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:33 AM   #32
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too funny!

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Old 12-15-2011, 12:23 PM   #33
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I wash w/ meguiers wash and a microfibre mitt... when i wax lately i've been using meguiers nxt nano wax which i find lasts a long time and is easy to use.
After washing i also use meguiers (can u tell i like their products?) ultimate detailer w/microfibre cloth... it imparts a really nice deep shine (even on white cars) and helps to make the surface slippery so dust and such doesn't stick so easily. I also use california dusters when necessary.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:42 PM   #34
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i really didn't think 87 => 89 would make that much of a difference, but for only $0.10 more a gallon... i thought why not try it at least once to see?

i've been lucky to have a non-finicky dct which just got smoother as i put more miles on it, but switching to 89... i was looking at my tach and saw the rpm's changing when my car shifted... but this time, i couldn't feel it shift. now with the miles i put on it, it already shifted smooth; but if you paid attention you could feel the shifts.

89 in the tank, i just couldn't feel the shift / made the vehicle that much smoother. i'm impressed. as long as gas keeps falling in price, i'll go with 89 for the time being. using 87 wasn't BAD, but i like the difference i see with a tank of midgrade 89.
The thing I am seeing the most is the effect of the temperature on my car, specifically economy dives of a few mpg when it gets real cold. I don't know if my LRR tires are a factor in that and cannot imagine getting snow tires will improve anything but safety.

That said the highest economy I saw all over the last 3 weeks was on a tank of 88, trying 89 today, seeing if that will at least offset the colder weather somewhat.

I am not concerned about HP or performance so much as fuel economy, I bought an SFE after all. The car, no matter the configuration, has more than enough power to pass and merge, that is all that matters to me. Highest HP car I have owned anyways.
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^^ Funny you say that ... w/ my new FoFo I'm enjoying the Sony sound system and, for the first time ever, Sirius. My favorite new station / genre / whatever is Electric Area. Skrillex & Nero remix, Deadmau5, etc... wow! Artists and talent come in so many shapes, sizes and styles.

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Old 12-20-2011, 09:46 PM   #36
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I <3 Sirius. Electric Area and BPM ftw.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:05 PM   #37
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Really starting to realize just how involved I was when I had a clutch. Getting off the interstate, I go to downshift and am left with just letting the engine drone down. After reading all the C/D articles about the great tranny the manual is, I can't wait to get my foot back to working order so I can get one.
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:54 AM   #38
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This is a meaningless post. It means nothing at all and is being performed only to derive attention to myself. Please ignore. Thanks!
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:37 AM   #39
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FINALLY! A post that is intelligent and to the point!
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