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Re: GENTLEMEN. I need help.

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:13 am
by Don
Even so, 72 km with 4 bars gone (12 remaining) is 45 miles - Much, much better than he was doing a couple months ago

Don

Re: GENTLEMEN. I need help.

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:35 am
by JoeS
Mievo, even though kiev addressed tire wear, I'm still confused -
Mievo wrote:...we are in Florida's rainy season and with that everytime it rains, I go to the nearby corporate section at night to burn off my tires...
What in the world does that mean?

Re: GENTLEMEN. I need help.

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:02 pm
by wmcbrine
JoeS wrote:Mievo, even though kiev addressed tire wear, I'm still confused -
Mievo wrote:...we are in Florida's rainy season and with that everytime it rains, I go to the nearby corporate section at night to burn off my tires...
What in the world does that mean?

Yeah, I was afraid to ask...

Re: GENTLEMEN. I need help.

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:52 am
by jray3
wmcbrine wrote:
JoeS wrote:Mievo, even though kiev addressed tire wear, I'm still confused -
Mievo wrote:...we are in Florida's rainy season and with that everytime it rains, I go to the nearby corporate section at night to burn off my tires...
What in the world does that mean?

Yeah, I was afraid to ask...


I presume he's using the wet pavement in an unpopulated location to do donuts or burnouts and deliberately wear down the tires. Whether that is wise is another question... :roll:

PS- When I had a pair of badly edge-scalloped tires due to lateral runout from worn rear wheel bearings on our van, I couldn't find a tire shop that still had a shaving machine to true 'em up (after the hubs were replaced). Swapping those tires to the front for long burnout was fun, but didn't seem to do much to cure the cupping, so I replaced them.

Re: GENTLEMEN. I need help.

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:48 pm
by Mievo
Ladies and gents; I've been busy.
Jray3 is right. I drift, burnout and do donuts on wet pavement. My rears though, show no wear. It's just the front passenger side. I think I'll have to check the alignment. I don't hear any funny sounds; I don't suspect a bearing.

Don, you may be right. I find even in b or d mode, there is spooky action in the power curve. You can be doing 55 and have the needle on the first white line and be continuing at speed or you can have it behind the C of Eco and continue at speed.

Referring to people questioning the 72 mile range remaining; that was after discharging from a half battery on a small trip and then charging up later. I get around a lot on the weekends, sometimes I'll push the limits of range, sometimes I'll just use up the battery on a grocery run.

I do on occasion to entertain myself switch it to km.

I suspect that when the tire problem is remedied I'll be able to stretch the range bit further. I figured out the nominal distance that I can expect with my typical driving habits, and how far I can push it if I really really want to.
Still though, I may yet invest in a project car. I need a 5-speed. I always come back to an '89 Supra. Birthyear nostalgia :D

Re: GENTLEMEN. I need help.

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:05 pm
by Mievo
Very often my hypermiling is ruined by a Prius trying to pass me.

"AW HELL NO".

Then I floor it.

Re: GENTLEMEN. I need help.

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:03 am
by veimi
Mievo wrote:In other news, I have an RR of 72 after using 4 bars to do 22 miles.
Mievo wrote:Referring to people questioning the 72 mile range remaining; that was after discharging from a half battery on a small trip and then charging up later.


Does this mean that you drove for 22 miles, RECHARGED FULLY, then had an RR of 72 miles?

Re: GENTLEMEN. I need help.

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:02 pm
by Mievo
Veimi; yes.