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Author: RHinCT Big gold star, 5000 posts SC1 Red Answer Team Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 18221  
Subject: Re: Mustang to Shed Weight Date: 3/8/2013 6:32 PM
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Years ago I read a story in one of the car magazines. It seems one of the Japanese car makers had brought out a 4x4 that seemed to have great specs but a guy who bought one was terribly disappointed with performance when blasting around off-road. He took the car to a top off-road performance shop and asked them to see what they could do give it some performance. A few weeks later they called the owner in for a test drive, and gave him just one instruction: keep the revs up over some number (5k rpm?). He took off with a blast and when he returned he was ecstatic! What did they do to make it perform like that??? The answer was - they changed nothing at all. It just had to be driven differently than one with a brute of a V8.
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