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Old 10-26-2018, 04:16 PM
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I may have mentioned previously...
but nobody listens to a rockstar. Especially a dumb one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7524u5w4ZE&t=143s
Not that i dont listen to you. I cant watch the video at work

Cliff notes?
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Old 10-26-2018, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by nist7 View Post
This is what I would probably do if I owned a car with such feature.



Certainly true as only time will tell. But your other thoughts are valid as well...there would be impossible to tell in a single car in the real world as there will be so many variables that could've contributed to motor wear and tear. Until we get hard data from an engineer....some people will definitely be skeptical of this feature.

One interesting thought experiment with regards to your 1-2mpg comment, we can think of it as how much money that additional 1-2mpg may save over a very long time.
200k mi at 20mpg: 10000 gallons
200k mi at 21mpg: 9524 gallons - savings of 476 gallons ($1351 @ avg $2.84/gal)
200k mi at 22mpg: 9090 gallons - savings of 910 gallons ($2584 @ avg $2.84/gal)

Of course this would only be feasible if someone were to keep their car for a very long time and they'll have to calculate whether turning that feature off is worth the cost.
It would take an average driver 16.7 years to reach the $1351 saving or $2584 savings

With 2mpg saving @$2584, that is $12.8 a month or if you fill out 4 times a week, that is $3.20 per week.
1mpg saving.. well half of that.

vs. The unknown impact on your engine long term.

More realistically, I seriously dont think i can drive a car for 16.7 years to get that saving ...

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Old 10-26-2018, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
It would take an average driver 16.7 years to reach the $1351 saving or $2584 savings

With 2mpg saving @$2584, that is $12.8 a month or if you fill out 4 times a week, that is $3.20 per week.
1mpg saving.. well half of that.

vs. The unknown impact on your engine long term.

More realistically, I seriously dont think i can drive a car for 16.7 years to get that saving ...
I think that depends on how much you drive, but point taken.
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Yes... the entire forum full of members is a bit slow. But not Saintor.

Yes, that’s it.
Yeah, you are definitely a bit slow too.
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
The Prius has been start stop for a very long time. They go incredibly high in mileage without much issue from that system.
Ah, very good point.

Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
It would take an average driver 16.7 years to reach the $1351 saving or $2584 savings

With 2mpg saving @$2584, that is $12.8 a month or if you fill out 4 times a week, that is $3.20 per week.
1mpg saving.. well half of that.

vs. The unknown impact on your engine long term.

More realistically, I seriously dont think i can drive a car for 16.7 years to get that saving ...
Indeed it is different if you are not going to drive it for that many miles and certainly each driver will have to see if the comfort of turning that off is worth a small amt of money per fill up.

It'll be interesting to see in the future if any class action lawsuits arise out as the repeated start/stop causes premature wear of certain components since not all motors/starters are equal and diff OEMs may have their own issues.
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Old 10-27-2018, 01:13 PM
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I thought they start with the battery, not gas. Most of them are silent when they first start moving.
They still kick the engine on and off at will depending on what the car needs.
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Son, that will be my 3rd BMW. You are a bit slow.

Or.

Possibly A6 2019. Maybe you can spot me in this video? (I was at this Audi event recently).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INY7..._CD_EventRecap

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Originally Posted by nist7 View Post
Ah, very good point.



Indeed it is different if you are not going to drive it for that many miles and certainly each driver will have to see if the comfort of turning that off is worth a small amt of money per fill up.

It'll be interesting to see in the future if any class action lawsuits arise out as the repeated start/stop causes premature wear of certain components since not all motors/starters are equal and diff OEMs may have their own issues.
Obviously if you are an Uber driver, then every bit adds up... But i did say for an "average" driver, 12k miles a year. 200k miles/12k miles a year = 16.7 years.
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Hot shit, Kurt...
I forget, did you lease or purchase?
Purchase, right?
Have you ordered the H&R Sport springs yet?
Don't wait on that...it's a game changer.
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Old 11-03-2018, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
Hot shit, Kurt...
I forget, did you lease or purchase?
Purchase, right?
Have you ordered the H&R Sport springs yet?
Don't wait on that...it's a game changer.
It's a purchase.

I'll keep that in mind, but I'm not going to touch it for a while.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:29 AM
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Your kids don't listen to you, I reckon!
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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
Your kids don't listen to you, I reckon!
I ain't got no kids

I'm not even going to go with the "that I'm aware of" line, because who would buy it?
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I think the point I was making was...
order the H&R Springs!
Do you do your own stunts?
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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
I think the point I was making was...
order the H&R Springs!
Do you do your own stunts?
I will in the future, but right now not so much.
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FFS Kurt, I see this thread now
You cuck

Got yourself a 3.0Toy eh
Ugh.. with a ZF8.. sucks to suck.
Not even a sport diff

No self-respect

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I just realized those 5 spoke split antera wheels...
sweet upgrade!

are those really the oem wheels?
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I just realized those 5 spoke split antera wheels...
sweet upgrade!

are those really the oem wheels?
yup. They’re the base model standard wheels
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Originally Posted by Majofo View Post
FFS Kurt, I see this thread now
You cuck

Got yourself a 3.0Toy eh
Ugh.. with a ZF8.. sucks to suck.
Not even a sport diff

No self-respect
I actually just rebadged my Jetta
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I don't want to be that guy...
but you're gonna be swapping those, right? For some OEM take offs?
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I don't want to be that guy...
but you're gonna be swapping those, right? For some OEM take offs?
some day
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I move way too fast...
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I move way too fast...
Honestly, it was a great deal for this car but I'm a little shellshocked by the price. I won't be spending on car stuff for a while outside of a black license plate.
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it's just money, Kurt...
you'll make more!
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FFS Kurt
Yes, a Ford Fusion Sport would have been much cheaper.
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it's just money, Kurt...
you'll make more!
Yeah, we're looking at maybe buying property out in Round Rock so I'm trying to limit expenses. Christmas makes it tough.
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"we just bought a comfortable amount of property" -Kurt, FFS
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FFS Kurt, stop acting poor
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"we just bought a comfortable amount of property" -Kurt, FFS
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I don't want to be that guy...
but you're gonna be swapping those, right? For some OEM take offs?
I was already that guy over a week ago

He needs some 19 from the RS5
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Please tell us you will at least get some tintz..... Black Audi with no tintz?? nahh man...
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On the Audi, made it 3 months before some take offs (needed tires)...on the Yukon made it a month (needed tires)...
I'm bad news but if tires are good I'd work with what you got, I guess...when the time comes for tires...a lightly used set of takeoffs will probably not set you back much.
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Got my down pipe, resonator delete and dry drop in. Stage two in February! I am chomping at the bit!
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Oh snap, I thought you were intending on staying stock!
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Oh snap, I thought you were intending on staying stock!
Just until the warranty is done. I wont hit the 36k...but I am hitting the 3 year mark in Feb.
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Just until the warranty is done. I wont hit the 36k...but I am hitting the 3 year mark in Feb.
Nice man! I'm jealous, but I need to chill for a while.
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