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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Extreme Economy Driving

I do not drive like this guy nor do I advocate doing so, but there are usable nuggets in the article.

http://www.motherjones.com/news/feat...permilers.html

Driving way slow for MPG gives the whole idea a bad name. I drive the limit plus or minus 2 MPH. I donít tailgate semis, I do try (within reason) to coast as much as possible and brake as little as possible. No way I turn off the engine. I like having brakes and steering. I sue my AC as needed. I do try to time lights. Not easy in Indiana where there are no traffic engineering standards that I can deduce. I do use my EGT to prevent jackrabbit starts.

Read the piece. There are some good ideas in it.

Just don't get as crazed as this guy.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-12-2007, 12:50 AM
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Re: Extreme Economy Driving

^^^ I like your MPG numbers, id like to do more MPG than power myself.

Thats interesting but the guy in the comments is right, his driving habits arnt really that safe.

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Re: Extreme Economy Driving

Hell I can't wait to get a tune other than the 100 hp one I have now. Not real good for economy.

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Re: Extreme Economy Driving

Some bits of what this guys does are usable. I've been called "Sir Coastalot" because when I know I can't make a light, I put her in neutral and coast. I try to time lights. I try to avoid the brake if possible. I use the 600 degree goal on the EGT - that eliminates jackrabbit starts.

My blood pressure will not take the stress of tailgating semis ten feet back and driving as slow as this guy would get me shot.

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