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Old 06-26-2008, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by nakman View Post
I got 1.5-2mpg less than Hulk, consistently, difference being my roof rack which held two water jugs and two gas cans. All of them were empty, but they still stuck up in the air.. The jugs were only used to haul river water up to the shower setup. And the irony is I never took a shower, and ended up giving both cans of gas to other guys in the club... ah well.
Well, Stinky, I found the same effect from running a roof rack. About 2mpg impact to the Chili. Even though it started out not very aerodynamic. So it now has no roof rack.

When I got 19mpg, I was driving with the sides rolled up and the soft doors off. I think it was worth 1mpg though I can't explain why. 1mpg is 1mpg. Gonna be cold in the winter though.
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