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Old 10-02-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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okay so while I plan my build for my car I was thinking about how it already has bad gas millage so if I build the motor its obv going to use more fuel.. lots of highway and freeway around where I live so was thinking if possible putting a fuel cell in my trunk that would hold extra fuel as well as placing weight on the rear end keeping the car planted... is this possible and does anyone have any good ideas
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Well if you're racing you don't want much weight.
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wont be a track car. just a quick dd that obv ill be doing pulls against other cars in but for long rips on the freeway would rather not be staring at my fuel gauge
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Well then I think it'd be fine. But I mean when you're racing you would want 1/4 tank just to shave some weight. But for your case I think it would be fine.
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okay so while I plan my build for my car I was thinking about how it already has bad gas millage so if I build the motor its obv going to use more fuel.. lots of highway and freeway around where I live so was thinking if possible putting a fuel cell in my trunk that would hold extra fuel as well as placing weight on the rear end keeping the car planted... is this possible and does anyone have any good ideas
How old are you 12? Putting a fuel cell in a trunk is just asking for a rear end accident and one nice fuel fire.

If you so busy driving you can't look at your fuel gauge, you should be driving a Big Wheel instead of a Mustang.
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Come in now lets not bash him. He's just being creative. Now you could've addressed him nicer about the risks.
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wtf you talking about, I can obv look at my fuel gauge what im saying is I would be able to drive a lot further with a fuel cell rather then be thinking about gas stations along the way ... also fuel cell in the trunk isn't my idea pretty sure its not un common...
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Well they're are common at the strip cuz no one is behind him. He makes a good point, it could be done but there's always a risk.
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this guy must be 12?
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:03 PM   #10
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so why would a fuel cell rite above my gas tank be more of a hazard of a fire in a rear end accident then just the gas tank. either way there both rite at the rear of the car.. just curious
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Lol, this thread escalated quickly. I like your idea but I would make sure to wire it with a fuel shutoff switch and if you could afford it have a custom spot made for it and make sure that it is installed where you can easily access the spare in case of emergencies
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:10 PM   #12
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yah I would like to have it hooked up to existing fuel hookups. mustang uses a Inertial switch so in an accident it shut off the fuel pump .. im not understanding how its more of a risk to have a fuel fire with the fuel cell other then having more fuel I cant see it being that huge of a risk ... then again I am 12 what do I know
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Is it worth the trouble and money to do this though? How big of a tank are you considering?
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so if its such a bad idea can someone tell why.. other then having extra fuel how crazzzzzzy is this idea.. hahhaa ... I cant see it being overly expensive and yeah it could be... I get about 300-350 kilometres to a tank... and as we all know the more you get on it the more gas you will burn.. if I build the car up my fuel millage wont be as decent as it is now either.. I drive the freeway and highway a lot so extra fuel couldn't hurt... or apparently it could
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Maybe you should get a cheap dd and build your car.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:29 PM   #17
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haha whaaat. not the idea at all... I want to build my car annnnd drive it.. not just around town I like to cruise and go for long rips and sometimes do pulls against friends on the freeway.. so that's the whole point of the fuel cell. so I don't need to stop and fuel up. I guess only I understand the theory of that haha
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No I understand. I just don't think it's necessary.
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I guess we just have different driving habits but when my friends newer cars get double the gas millage as me it kind of sucks having to go to stations during cruises .. not looking to add an extra gas tank just a fuel cell that will buy me some more time.
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Are they driving freaking hybrids? It shouldn't be that bad but whatever.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:37 PM   #21
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haha my buddys genesis gets 600 kms to a tank easy.. I get 300-350 if Im lucky..
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That's a boy toy. Not a mans car.
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hahaa I agree, although I do like the car... I just couldn't be caught saying I drive a Hyundai haha... so even if you don't agree need the extra fuel do you have any advice on how I should run it or have it set up.. I've been looking on google image and some set ups are so clean
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hahaa I agree, although I do like the car... I just couldn't be caught saying I drive a Hyundai haha... so even if you don't agree need the extra fuel do you have any advice on how I should run it or have it set up.. I've been looking on google image and some set ups are so clean
Hahaahaa I drive a tiburon as my dd it's the v6 and it doesn't get much better mpg than my v8. Honestly, don't give a **** what people think about it..gets me from a to b and sometimes c.
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hahah yah as a dd... you didn't go out and spend 40k on a Hyundai as your sports car
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hahah yah as a dd... you didn't go out and spend 40k on a Hyundai as your sports car
This is true, but I still have to say I drive a Hyundai.
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If this was a Hyundai forum I would agree but it's a Mustang forum and he is just asking advice on how he could hook up a fuel cell so he can drive his MUSTANG farther without having to stop and top off as much
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If this was a Hyundai forum I would agree but it's a Mustang forum and he is just asking advice on how he could hook up a fuel cell so he can drive his MUSTANG farther without having to stop and top off as much
yup hhaha just wish my gas tank held more fuel or I got better fuel distance but I know once I start building it up ill be burning more fuel so I need to carry more fuel.
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I think you should be proud to stop at the gas station and get high octane fuel for your beast. No need for more fuel. That's why you have a mustang, not for distance, for performance.
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Why couldn't it be for both?
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Just stop at the gas station more lol.

But I think it's a good idea
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IMO a fuel cell only belongs in 9 sec cars
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honestly you should be getting decent mileage. as for the idea... to me it's pointless..adding extra weight for little increase. if this was a track car with no fuel tank I'd be all for it.. but a DD doesn't need it. if you want more power then you have now and better mileage bug a new v6
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also please cease the street racing references or I'll have to close your thread. street racing is just plain stupid... take it to the track
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hahaa u said if I want more power then I have now buy a v6 hahhaha
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