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Old 06-19-2009, 11:03 AM   #41
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mvp,

you talk about these mileage increases....what do you drive?

bobC,

your 10-20-30 plan. what about just a big shot of nitrous (staged of course) that way you can still get the 20 mpg that you desire. just don't blow anything up.

(re-read the thread and thought that one up)
per the 10-20-30 plan, Buick Grand National anyone? One of my friends ran 9.90's and got 17mpg. That was an all out fast car too, not attention paid to mpg. With a lean burn chip, I've heard of 11 second cars getting 27 mpg. I get about 20 with mine, and it's run low 12's on street radials . . . and needs a tune rather badly.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:20 PM   #42
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True dat, the Grand Nationals are the perfect 10-20-30 car. No better car ever built for that IMO. Just keep them off the road in winter so they don't rust- not because they were particularly rust prone, but because they should be preserved. I have several friends with GNs.

(And I do have a 2-shot nitrous, 100+150 jettable to 150+300, But I've made it to 11.6 with a single 150 shot, so 10s are close enough. Motor & drivetrain can probably handle 300HP of juice, I'd never want to run the full 450HP, I think I'm beyond the limits of the block & transmission at that point.)

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Old 08-14-2009, 10:33 PM   #43
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Hey, I'm interested. Never "played" before. I'll have to read the rules.
My curb weight apparently is 2950#. My current rating is somewhat disappointing, and should improve. The 29mpg included a lot of mountain driving. I generally average 32mpg hwy (and am leaving for a 500mile trip on Sunday).

edit: I'm in if you still need more people. I'd qualify for the automatic transmission, and for living above the Mason-Dixon Line (Heck, I live in one of the most northern areas of the U.S., aside from Alaska)
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(And I do have a 2-shot nitrous, 100+150 jettable to 150+300, But I've made it to 11.6 with a single 150 shot, so 10s are close enough. Motor & drivetrain can probably handle 300HP of juice, I'd never want to run the full 450HP, I think I'm beyond the limits of the block & transmission at that point.)

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what type of run are you talking about for 11.6sec?
My granny-mobile '93 Buick Century 3.3L V6 can do 0-60 in 9.7 seconds (unofficially...as timed by a video camera)
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:39 AM   #45
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1. Philip1 Saturn LW200 curb weight 3083# EPA 19/27/24

2. Jay2TheRescue 1998 GMC Sierra K1500 4x4 curb weight 5500# EPA 12/16/13

3. jetta90GL Ford F250hd 4x4 curb weight 4316# EPA 11/16/13
Hey would I be able to get in with '97 Toyota 4Runner V6 4WD SR5??? Not sure about curb weight but its gonna be up there as its a V6 SUV. Toyotas were always decent with their mpg. Dont have to try THAT hard to get 20mpg if its all highway. 20mpg is not bad when hwy rating is 18mpg on a car thats got over 235K miles on it and still going strong. Just removed half the roof rack and cleaned out half the dead weight in the trunk which should help a little bit.

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Old 11-04-2009, 07:49 AM   #46
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There are generally 4 vehicles in a team. Since it was Phillip's idea, (and I see that there's 2 more unanswered requests) I'd say that Phillip is the team leader and defer to him. If need be I could step down from the team as I mostly drive short trip city, so I rarely realize the full potential of my hypermiling.

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Old 11-06-2009, 04:37 PM   #47
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looks like the limit is 5 so no one has to be bumped

1. Philip1 Saturn LW200 curb weight 3083# EPA 19/27/24

2. Jay2TheRescue 1998 GMC Sierra K1500 4x4 curb weight 5500# EPA 12/16/13

3. jetta90GL Ford F250hd 4x4 curb weight 4316# EPA 11/16/13

4. MTUboi86 1993 buick Century curb weight 2950# EPA 18/26/21

5.StanleyD 1997 Toyota 4Runner curb weight 3895# EPA 16/18/17
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MTU,

bobc was talking about a qtr mile run. just as a reference, my old truck (sold it) would do 0-60 in less than 6 seconds but would only run about a 14.5 sec qtr mile.

an 11.6 qtr is really haulin'
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looks like the limit is 5 so no one has to be bumped

1. Philip1 Saturn LW200 curb weight 3083# EPA 19/27/24

2. Jay2TheRescue 1998 GMC Sierra K1500 4x4 curb weight 5500# EPA 12/16/13

3. jetta90GL Ford F250hd 4x4 curb weight 4316# EPA 11/16/13

4. MTUboi86 1993 buick Century curb weight 2950# EPA 18/26/21

5.StanleyD 1997 Toyota 4Runner curb weight 3895# EPA 16/18/17
Hey... I'm not driving the Buick anymore because the winter is approaching and I've parked it... so I don't think I can participate anymore Sorry. Back when I originally posted I still would have been in ... but now I wouldn't meet the minimum requirements in the rules.
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