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so...with the rising fuel costs, what are you guys doing to improve your economy??i know im only getting 13-16 mpg in my k1500 and it gets rough going 50-60 miles a day..
so what are you guys doing to improve??
(besides carpooling and stuff)
 

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building more power. 28mpg with 110hp is worse than 10mpg with 350hp, its simple math.
 

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i drive a bicycle. it gets infinity mpg. only because i switched the handlebars with a steering wheel.


here's what it looks like...


(thats me driving too)
I've never seen a bike that looks like a question mark before. Do you have a bigger picture?
 

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to try to redeem the tech for this thread,
i seriously want to figure out how to steam power my buggy.
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2006/04/updating_the_st.html
considering 80% of the stored energy of gasoline in an ic engine is lost as heat. that means a 100hp ic engine could feasibly make 500 hp if the gas was used to boil water and drive a steam turbine or even a steam piston engine.
 

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buy an 88-91 honda CRX, swap in a dohc ZC, add intake, header, catback. net 150hp (ish, with a port, polish closer to 180, as castings were very poor for honda) in a car that weighs less that 1800lbs, & gets 38 highway, & will pull low 14's in the 1/4. All for under 2G's. Spend the rest of the gas $$ you would have used on building your off road junk...least thats whet I do.
 

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buy an 88-91 honda CRX, swap in a dohc ZC, add intake, header, catback. net 150hp (ish, with a port, polish closer to 180, as castings were very poor for honda) in a car that weighs less that 1800lbs, & gets 38 highway, & will pull low 14's in the 1/4. All for under 2G's. Spend the rest of the gas $$ you would have used on building your off road junk...least thats whet I do.
Or just buy a motorcycle.
 

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so...with the rising fuel costs, what are you guys doing to improve your economy??i know im only getting 13-16 mpg in my k1500 and it gets rough going 50-60 miles a day..
so what are you guys doing to improve??
(besides carpooling and stuff)

I just tell your momma to drive me to work after I'm done with her :D
 
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