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Old 03-19-2012, 10:38 PM   #41
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Do gas companies do winter blend gas where you live? If they do, that's probably the cuplrit.


the car is looking good It'll definitely look better with some low when you get the opportunity to do that.
Thank you! Yeah they do. So I was getting 32-33 in winter when I tried. But since I was getting lower gas mileage anyways I frequently drove more faster. lol I think it will be better though. I went 53 miles today and the needle is still above the full mark.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:49 PM   #42
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Stephan, we also have RFG in the summer, reformulated gas for emissions, so we get screwed all around here. I think they both suck for MPG.
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So I took your advice avie and on the way home from school today I picked up a set of locking lug nuts. I didnt worry about buying a whole new set of lug nuts. There are 2 lug nuts that are missing their chrome caps, so I will just replace those with the locking nut for each wheel.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:08 AM   #44
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Yep! :D

Oh and my mpg so far acts more normal. I wont know until I fill up. lol It took 70 miles to go off full which is how it usually is.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:09 AM   #45
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Stephan, we also have RFG in the summer, reformulated gas for emissions, so we get screwed all around here. I think they both suck for MPG.
I didnt know that! Thanks for telling me. I always fill up where I work and we get our gas from a company in Cinci. I did a test in high school and it goes farther than anywhere else. Of course that was a few years ago. lol
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:43 AM   #46
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I filled up and got 29 mpg yesterday. I was rather dissapointed still. lol I figured I couls just sell my car and get an SVT for that. I did all of my calculations (left the paper at my gfs house, I was going to share) and with these rims it would cost me over 400 extra a year in gas. Thats if gas stays at 3.79 here. So I have made up my mind. This weekend I will take my sub box and roofrack off, and if that brings me up more into the 30s I will sell those things and keep my wheels. If it doesnt, I will sell my wheels.
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I filled up and got 29 mpg yesterday. I was rather dissapointed still. lol I figured I couls just sell my car and get an SVT for that. I did all of my calculations (left the paper at my gfs house, I was going to share) and with these rims it would cost me over 400 extra a year in gas. Thats if gas stays at 3.79 here. So I have made up my mind. This weekend I will take my sub box and roofrack off, and if that brings me up more into the 30s I will sell those things and keep my wheels. If it doesnt, I will sell my wheels.
$3.79 I be paying $3.95 I'll buy your wheels
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:52 PM   #48
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Yeah it just jumped to 3.89 here.

Not so fast! lol I think I have good news. Once again, I wont know until I fill up. With my old rims I would go 130 miles when the needle is fully off the 3/4 tank mark. The first 2 tanks with my new tires I went 105 maybe 110. So far I am at 120 and I can still go alittle more....is it possible the tires just needed breaking in? I wasnt even trying the first 50 miles...I had my bike on my roof multiple times, and I attempted to show off my shmancy exhaust a couple times in town. lol Speaking of having my bike on the roof, here is a pic:
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Haha nice. You should debadge lol :P
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Haha nice. You should debadge lol :P
Yeah I would like to sometime. If I get my body painted and the dents removed I will ask him to remove the mouldings on everything. The thing is I like having the Ford emblem. So when people see me driving they can be like hey....that a Ford. I want one. lol I tinted my front emblem. Made it alittle less noticeable. But looks....stealthy. haha The ZX3 badge I might plastidip black. Just so its still there I guess. but if I get my body done I will get that off for sure. Oh and the Focus one I always wanted to take the "Bro" from "Bronco" and make my car say "Brocus." Just to see if I get any comments....lol
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