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Old 08-03-2008, 08:03 PM   #11
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Somewhat humbled

Leaving for Florida tomorrow. The only mod that made it on is the air dam. I'm sure that will offset the trailer. But it's running about as well as a 12 year old minivan can be expected to. Last minute crisis is despite the pumped up tires, the front tires are getting eaten up. Looks like alignment.

Ran 150+ miles today to pick up #1 daughter from her last scout camp. Air dam made a great bulldozer on the gravel road. That's why they don't sell cars with them that low. Saw a tuned sports coupe on the highway that had the same problem...but his air dam was fiberglass instead of rubber and the it left marks, like a shattered front end.

Finally got a chance to calibrate the trip computer. Apparently it reads about 17% high, so the 25.7 mpg I got going to the lake a few weeks back is in reality more like 21.4. Today I got it up to 26.4 indicated. But that is 22 real. Unable to tell if the difference is air dam or driving technique. Too close to tell and a completely different set of roads.

I'll go through 100 or so gallons this week. Aught to be able to calibrate the ScanGauge with that.

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Old 08-03-2008, 08:48 PM   #12
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