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Old 04-13-2007, 04:55 PM   #41
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:46 AM   #42
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Thumbs up And The Winner Is....................

kwtorbe!

Here's the data:
Trip odometer reading 609.1
BGF Long Trail 265 75 16 diameter 31.7
Michelin 235 85 16 diameter 32
Adjusted miles 614.9
Fuel used 32.142
MPG 19.12962334

Players Guess Difference
omgwtfbyobbq 21.2 2.070376663
Bill in Houston 19.8 0.670376663
Peakster 16.8 2.329623337
Xylene 17.6 1.529623337
SVOboy 18.1 1.029623337
Red 17.5 1.629623337
Roadrunner 18.0 1.129623337
Matt Timion 15 4.129623337
kwtorbe 19.1 0.029623337
rh77 18.6 0.529623337
Hockey4mnhs 19.3 0.170376663
kickflipjr 20 0.870376663
smithenheiven 21.3 2.170376663
davidjh72 18.9 0.229623337
jwxr7 16.5 2.629623337
CO ZX2 22.2 3.070376663
northboundtrain 16.2 2.929623337
kps 19.5 0.370376663
UfoTofU 17 2.129623337
Wazabi 18.5 0.629623337
rh77 (disqualified second guess) 1 18.12962334
The Toecutter 20.5 1.370376663
BeUU 19.9 0.770376663
ELF 17.25977634200 1.869846995

Thanks to all for playing. To cash in, kwortbe, send me an email with your mailing address. (I'll send a check if that's OK with you because it sucks to mail cash.)
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:16 AM   #43
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Contest Post Mortem & NY Auto Show

Although my mileage didn't break 20 as I was hoping, at least 200 miles of the total was in strong headwinds and rain. None of the driving occurred with strong wailwinds, even on trips the same day. I'm sure that wind and rain hurt the average at least 1 mpg.

I'm not yet done with hypermiling AT OR NEAR POSTED SPEEDS, which is close to where most people drive. I want to be able to break 20 mpg highway routinely, so I'm planning more aero mods, like a fastback bed cap, baby moon wheel covers, wheel spats and the like.

I do a lot of driving to and from my camp in northern Maine, so I may repeat the contest later this year after more mods are in.



The last leg of the trip was from Boston to NYC for the Auto Show. I had hoped to get information about the new hybrid pickups and SUVs that GM is developing. They had a mockup of the transmission BUT the GM idiots manning the booths would say nothing about the expected EPA mileage ratings. They said fuel economy would improve "about 25%" over today's trucks. Hell, I got that much info on the web a year ago.

"25%" means nothing when GM offers its trucks with various engines and with or without Active Fuel Management and VVT. Pressing further, I wanted to know whether the hybrid would be available with the 4.3 V6, which is still in production. Again, no info was available. You'd think GM would be hyping this new tranny, but instead, nothing new was to be had.

This is frustrating. I have a cash deposit in hand, and I'm ready to dump this P.O.S. Ford pickup if someone can build me a 25 mpg full size 4x4 SUV. I need a 6 passenger vehicle now that I have 3 grandchildren and another on the way.

The lights are on, but nobody's home in GM's marketing department.
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:29 AM   #44
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Sludgy, Congrats. 19.1 is pretty good in a one ton new truck. Hopefully you can expect increases in FE as the engine breaks in more.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:40 AM   #45
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Sludgy, Congrats. 19.1 is pretty good in a one ton new truck. Hopefully you can expect increases in FE as the engine breaks in more.

I was unclear in the first post...... the tires have only 500 miles of break in. The truck is at about 55,000 miles.
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Great mileage. Way to go! Even if I didn't win...
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:10 PM   #47
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Holy smokes! 19.13mpg is amazing!
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:23 AM   #48
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Just did another F350 diesel mileage test, but without the bed cover, with the tailgate down. I had tailwinds during both legs of a hunting trip. There were perhaps 50 miles of city driving in the 388.6 mile mix, and a few miles steep and muddy off-road driving. 19.96 mpg......

I suppose I should be happy, but I really would love to get 20 mpg.

By the way, kwtorbe never claimed his cash. Has he posted recently?
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:31 AM   #49
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19.96 mpg......

I suppose I should be happy, but I really would love to get 20 mpg.
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That is 20mpg in my book considering the mud slinging part of the trip.

Congratulations that is a great number.
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