[Spridgets] Runs great, but terrible mileage - Weber 40 for sale

Frank Clarici spritenut at comcast.net
Fri Sep 17 05:52:49 MDT 2010

On 9/17/2010 6:55 AM, derf wrote:

> My opinion (and the general consensus?) is that the Weber side draft
> swap for Spridgets yields a small increase in power, but a
> disproportionately large decrease in economy,

I ran a 45 DCOE for over 10 years.
Great power, lousy mileage. 20-22 at best with my driving style.
2008, gas goes to $4 a gallon, I put the SUs back on and my mileage
went up to 28 with the same driving style but i did get 42 mpg on the 
trip to Missouri. Same car but I did add cruise control and that 42 was 
checked on I-70 with a non stop run from full to empty at 70 mph for the 
whole tank. Pretty much 5th gear for 4 hours straight.
So SUs can get twice the mileage as a Weber.
Power loose was minimal on the open interstate but I sort of miss the 
Weber around town taking off from the traffic lights with a rice boy 
next to me ;)

Frank Clarici
Toms River, NJ

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