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Old 05-16-2006, 08:31 AM   #21
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Aren't hybrids exempt from

Aren't hybrids exempt from smog checks???
If they are you can buy an insight, take out the 1.0 liter with the IMA system, swap in a 2.0 liter, turbocharge it and you won't have to worry about smog. Unless of course you get pulled over by a cop and get a fix it ticket for the 2.0, turbo, and etc.
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:36 AM   #22
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Hybrids are NOT exempt in Allegheny County, PA. Just one county to the north, Butler County requires only a safety check for all vehicles. There is no smog check for any vehicle in Butler County.
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Old 05-16-2006, 01:30 PM   #23
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Aren't hybrids exempt from smog checks???
If they are you can buy an insight, take out the 1.0 liter with the IMA system, swap in a 2.0 liter, turbocharge it and you won't have to worry about smog. Unless of course you get pulled over by a cop and get a fix it ticket for the 2.0, turbo, and etc.
I don't see why they would be exempt from smog checks...

And your idea is very old and taken. Several years ago the FWD 1/4 speed record was set by an insight with a k20, and the time was something like 9.97.
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Did that Insight still have

Did that Insight still have any of its hybrid drive intact? If so, I'm interested in its fuel economy.
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The hybrid system was

The hybrid system was intact. The additional 85AH was connected in parallel to the hybrid battery. The MIMA allowed him to use the power on demand but the 400+ pounds of weight seemed to hurt more than it helped. The combined mileage was in the 70's and that doesn't count the recharge.
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I think he was talking about

I think he was talking about the one I mentioned, and no, it had nothing close to it. It's hard enough to stuff a k20 in there let along a turbo and all the other **** prolly on the thing.
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The hybrid system was intact. The additional 85AH was connected in parallel to the hybrid battery. The MIMA allowed him to use the power on demand but the 400+ pounds of weight seemed to hurt more than it helped. The combined mileage was in the 70's and that doesn't count the recharge.
A 9.97 sec car and 70mpg, is that what I'm reading?
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No, if you looked at my thread directly above yours, you would see that I said we were speaking about two different cars. And even if it were still a hybrid, hybrid doesn't automatically equal 70mpg, it could be a hybrid getting 10mpg...
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No, if you looked at my thread directly above yours, you would see that I said we were speaking about two different cars. And even if it were still a hybrid, hybrid doesn't automatically equal 70mpg, it could be a hybrid getting 10mpg...
true. I was just asking if it was true. GM can screw anything up, their hybrid truck gets 22mpg ROFLMFAO
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true. I was just asking if it was true. GM can screw anything up, their hybrid truck gets 22mpg ROFLMFAO
wow. shooting from the hip again! Of course it still gets low mpg- its a WORK truck. But 10, 15, 20% is still just that. GM never ever said anything about aiming for great mpg. Just 'better' and- far more importantly to those who buy trucks becasue they need them- with far more capability. Like functioning as its own generator so you don't need to fill your bed with one.

Hmm. Makes a lot of sense. Build a more efficient work truck for those who use work trucks. Go figger.
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