There's ways to get back mpg. Lower the vehicle, skinnier tires, ceramic ball bearings in all 4 wheel hubs, meth injection to run a 93 octane tune on 87, extra-large EGR tube, etc, etc. I can keep going on all sorts of things people don't do/haven't thought of.136 km/h. That's fast. Bye-bye MPG though...
I don't think this will be the case. Obviously I-10 will get the highest speed limit, but I am optimistic that several other stretches of highway like certain parts of I-35 will get the 80mph blessing.TX is sweet. Two problems though; this is out east of El Paso where no one lives and the speed limits within most of the freeways near cities are 69-65 mph. Though as stated before, no one obeys the current limits.
lol well keep them coming!I was thankful just for the night-time lower speed limits going away last year, on my birthday no less (8/30). This will not change much; as they said, most people are already going 75-80mph anyways, even when there were 65mph night-time speed limits.
There's ways to get back mpg. Lower the vehicle, skinnier tires, ceramic ball bearings in all 4 wheel hubs, meth injection to run a 93 octane tune on 87, extra-large EGR tube, etc, etc. I can keep going on all sorts of things people don't do/haven't thought of.
Now that's what driving is about! I'd much rather have to pay attention to what's going on around me than mindlessly motor along at a numbing 65.There are lots of that stretch of I-10 that 80 was too high. Not only because of my fully loaded boaty suspension Grand Marquis, but other cars I saw driving having hard times. With the roughness of the road, and the dips and meandering, I found myself really needing to concentrate to do 80-85, and had to really watch vehicles around me and how they got affected by the road surface. I passed a Porsche GT2 a few times when he had to get way out of it, then back up to 100+ only to have me pass him again. Plus the differential in posted speed for trucks make it hard to travel in the slow lane much, always over taking trucks.
Just like rally racing! Fuel management is critical.AND the subject of fuel mileage, there are stretches of that road that you have to plan ahead, since there seemed to be a couple of 100+ mile stretches with no gasoline. In AZ and NM I was able to go 500+ miles between fill ups, in Texas every 300 miles I had to be sure I had filled up.