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Re: Storm Trooper RGM supercharged 4.8

Postby Alex Roux » 05 Mar 2017 07:36

biggles wrote:Towing was a dream... it seriously had no issues and overtaking was a dream. Enough power to take gaps with confidence.


Steve, if the consumption does not hurt you, that is great.
It seems like that build was made to last, and it is not just a street racer.
But for me personally, 3.7km/l would hurt too much in the along run.
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Re: Storm Trooper RGM supercharged 4.8

Postby Michael » 05 Mar 2017 08:36

Steve, I think you have summed it up very good in your signature "With great Power comes Great Fuel Consumption"

In the real world, you cannot have both, if you want horses you must feed them. I think you have your dream vehicle and every time you fill up, the extra 1.5km/l it is basically just a down payment of the joy it offers.

Would love to see it in action!
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Re: Storm Trooper RGM supercharged 4.8

Postby biggles » 05 Mar 2017 10:40

Alex Roux wrote:
biggles wrote:Towing was a dream... it seriously had no issues and overtaking was a dream. Enough power to take gaps with confidence.


Steve, if the consumption does not hurt you, that is great.
It seems like that build was made to last, and it is not just a street racer.
But for me personally, 3.7km/l would hurt too much in the along run.


The fuel consumption is a bit like one of traumatic experiences that you steer clear of thinking about...

But let us analyse the consumption. Previously I drove back to Cape Town with the Caravan, so downhill mostly with the X5. Now the X5 is a brilliante tow vehicle. I would maintain the same cruising speed but lacked the overtake grunt of the storm trooper. I achieved 7km/l so almost half in diesel.

Cost to drive with the Patrol: R5,651
Cost with the X5:R2750
So driving the patrol cost me R3000 extra.
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