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Old 01-06-2008, 09:18 PM   #1
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snow and my mpg

I'm bored so I thought I'd share that my fuel consumption goes down when there's snow out. Why? because I'll break the tires free doing 1500 rpm in 4th if I tap the gas a little not to mention lower gears. So I tend to stay under 5% throttle.

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still stops side by side with most other cars. I take corners faster than other people just fine but give it a any gas and woohoo I'm sideways. not that I mind, in the 3 hours I spend driving around every snowfall I've bumped 2 curbs barely hard enough to notice (if you lock up the front wheels braking while turning in a RWD, tap the gas a little...just a little. rear kicks around and you make the turn) and the only time I've been stuck was trying to start from a stoplight uphill on ice. It's AAAAAALLL about control.
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:13 AM   #2
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run over by a truck? only time I'm slow is coming off a stop sign/light. stupid open differential...

oyea, and I usually avoid sideways around things to hit (cars, mailboxes, guiderails, etc) or ditches... don't wanna scratch the paint. :-p
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