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What's Happening To Me????

I don't know what it is lately. When I 1st got into diesel performance, all I wanted to do is build my truck to be fast & roll coal. Now I've noticed all I do is monitor MPG. I drive to work monitoring different speeds or take different routes & analyze which make maximum MPG. & I don't do it to save money, really. @ 1st, my wife & I were sorta having a contest to see if Heavy or her '07 V6 Mustang went longer without having to fill up. Of course her car won, but technically I get better MPG by volume. Anyways, we gave up the contest a while ago, but here I am, still figuring out literally by pencil what I'm getting for fuel mileage.

What's going on here? Have I lost my will to stomp on imports & mildly modified Mustangs? I'm never getting into the whole "going green" movement, but sometimes the way I try to save fuel, I almost feel like my arch nemesis; the insidious tree huggers.

I still have all my "go fast" bolt-ons, but can't remember the last time I've flipped the TW into street or X. Don't remember the last time I've blown chimney, or even lit up the tires. Then again, I've been using the train horns more often than not to get people's attention as I'm still under the belief that when I do see chimney, it's dollar signs out the window. Have I turned into an old fart? Am I 29 going on to 60? What's happening to me???

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sounds likey you need some new mods to get your head straight...

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You are doomed. Sell all your go fast mods to me real cheap and buy a Prius
Honestly it happens to all of us. I'm the same way most of the time. When I had my SD and actually could blow smoke and play a little (stock sucks!!!) I found more often than not I was driving to save fuel/money rather than play. I would play occasionally though.

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i think most of us use our truck for daily drivers anyway. so when were not jacking aroudn we want good economy.

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I've been trying to plan my mod's to find the happy medium between power and efficiency. Still got a ways to go... upgrading as the budget allows really makes for a slow build-up!


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I know the cure: take your truck down the drag strip repeatedly one evening. You'll be back to burning the tires down at every stop light.

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Get a 100 gallon drag tank and start the contest again see who fills up first. haha
And forget the Prius Go for the Smart Car

Im the same way driving though. Maybe not as precise. I still drive fast but I dont have jackrabbit starts and I usually try to drive sane. but there are those times

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honestly i am 24, i know i can go fast and have fun but i have learned to just relax and take it easy, now if someonee gets on my nerves i can fix that problem, and of course once in awhile i put my foot down and leave a lil smoke cloud here and there, but its wise to be economical. thats my 2 cents.
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