General Car Discussion

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by HadACoolName, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Alex_Farmer557

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  2. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Honestly, that summarises part of why I called it a quirk rather than an advantage.
    It *has* it's advantages. Doesn't mean it is an overall advantage.
    Though it does in turn lead to more weird quirks. You do gain a huge amount of the energy it took to accelerate the car up to a speed when decelerating again. Particularly of note in the Tesla truck for all its other weirdness, but if your load fits within the bed cover, there isn't actually much in the way of a penalty to range, it does take more energy to get it up to speed, but it regains more from regen and balances it out somewhat. What does give a penalty is drag when items don't fit beneath the cover
    Just, weird quirks.
     
  3. Alex_Farmer557

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    So no drag increase, but only if you're hauling triangles / complex shapes?
     
  4. SixSixSevenSeven

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    It's technically a larger volume and also a larger area beneath the cover than many mid size pickups, it's a 6.5 foot bed, and not that weird shaped really.
     
  5. aljowen

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    nvm
     
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  6. rottenfitzy

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    My car’s front says “oowoo” which is pronounced “uwu.”

    Thanks. Now I can’t unsee it.
     
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  7. GotNoLimbs!

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    They also had a Miata-based concept with a more aerodynamic hardtop body, and it could be purchased as an extra-cost option.
    Neat little car.
     
  8. AlpinaFlyer

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    I saw a light brown mk1 RX7 with steelies. since its the winter, a ton of smoke was pouring out because rotary. the sound of the rotary was epic
     
  9. GotNoLimbs!

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    I once was behind one of those and for a split second I swore it was a Pacer.
     
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  10. default0.0player

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    Agreed, Tesla motors refuse to regen at lower than 10°C, regardless of battery charge level, thus you cannot coast downhill and will overheat the brakes even you're low on battery.
     
  11. MotherTrucker02

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    Really? That's not even that cold. Is that because they don't want regen to lock up the tires on an icy road? That's still a long way from freezing.
     
  12. GotNoLimbs!

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  13. Alex_Farmer557

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    Ew no
     
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  14. GotNoLimbs!

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    The Tesla Lifeguard Cybertruck has come to judge your fate.
    Be afraid.
     
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    It looks pretty nice, but that's probably because of all the clutter in the back of the vehicle.
     
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  16. SixSixSevenSeven

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    No, it's false. At least it is on a model 3. Source: landlord/housemate has one and it hasn't been above 10c here in days, it's regening fine.
     
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  17. GLion

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    Hmmm $9.5k for a factory lhd Crown that needs some love (maybe a lot for the interior at least).
    Comes with a free duct tap thou...
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    Hypermiling again, have had some really high mags before during summer where warmer intake temperatures allow you to be more efficient, 65mpg was the best (downhill at times, little brake use, lots of b roads)..

    However now it is hard to keep mpg up, i'm thinking of getting a warm air intake, but the problem is it drops power, what if i had say an intake heater, heated by the engine coolant, that I can turn on and off, to regulate my intake air temperature..? Is this a thing.. Granted its a lot of faff to chase a fractional increase in fuel efficiency..
     
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    If you're going to go through a lot of faff for a fractional increase, then it should be a power increase!
     
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  20. vmlinuz

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    Bring back diesels! Favorable low-end performance making them perfect for hybrids, higher emissions than gasoline more than cancelled out by drastically better efficiency, loads of technologies designed to make them even more efficient and powerful, plus they're future-proof and ready for biofuels, unlike gasoline engines*. There is a lot of innovation that can happen once you ditch spark plugs and raise the compression. I can't wait until the whole dieselgate thing finally dies down.

    *On the other hand, I've heard things about butanol having similar combustion properties to gasoline. Maybe a mixture of butanol and ethanol could replace gasoline entirely, assuming engine components don't get dissolved?
     
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