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MVS and you

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by CustomChevy, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. CustomChevy

    CustomChevy 1/2 ton status

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    This should probably go in the garage, but that place scares me sometimes :D


    So with the Introduction of small blocks that can get 30MPG ... How long until its realistic to be able to build a trail rig that can get 25-30 on the way to the trail :D
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    IMHO with a smallblock it's not feasible. Think of all the rubber you're pushing and the wind resistance of the average rig.

    My sister's GP with a 3.1 averaged 30-31 on my last road trip.
     
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    CustomChevy 1/2 ton status

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    You dont think with MVS (keep in mind that will allow you do drop to 4cyl mode when at crusing speed) you could have a rig that pulls 25? Diesel's have been known to knock 20.

    My old Mazda 2.2 used to have 31's and with a full bed (~1500lbs of wood) turned 28mpg on a 400 km highway
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    25...possibly I guess. I think 30 on a rig with big meats is outta the question. I know diesel's put up good numbers, our PSD still gets about 12 when towing my pig of a rig and IIRC around 17 unloaded, more potential is there but it's still under warranty.

    However, there's just a point when your wasting energy because of rotating mass and wind resistance. It'd help if you were more specific about the rig even though I'm being nitpicky. A mild 1/2 ton on 33's or 35's would do a lot better than a built 1-ton on 44" boggers.
     
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    True I guess, i'm definatly not talking about an ultra heavy 44's 1 tons crue cab here.

    SBC on ~37's or so with 3/4 ton gear I think it could happen.
     
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    I'd actually like to see a test on gas mileage with different tread patterns. I was driving my friend's S10 last week with a/t's and it's got plenty of power. We put his LTB's on to do some light trail riding and I drove it back into town and it didn't have anywhere near the power reserve on the highway. Same tire size. I'm sure the LTB's are a bit heavier but in a 31" tire I can't see it being that dramatic.

    hijack off
     
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    MVS?
    thought it was MDS Mutiple Displacement System
     
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    Thought that was muscular dystrophy and Jerry's kids.

    Too many TLA's.

    -- A
     
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    Also known as DOD, displacement on demand, there are a billion acronyms for it.
     

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