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Owner: wwkayaker
Kayak hauler: 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES
Displacement: 2 L
Fuel type: gasoline
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 2701 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.3
Frontal area: 25.1 sq.ft.
Instrumentation:
Description: Most of my drive to and from work is on the interstate. My goal is 50 mpg on a usual work week and 40 mpg while hauling kayaks on my roof rack.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: Cold air intake since my tach is at over 3000 rpms while on the interstate (+10% mpg as of 04-19-09). Tires at 40 psi (car door says 29/26 psi). Full air dam on upper grill (made of coroplast) and during winter, partial on lower grill (made of styrofoam blocks and duct tape) (+5% mpg as of 02-24-09). Flat stainless steel hubcaps from hubcapmikes (haven't calculated the increase from these yet).

Planned Mods: An improved, permanent grill block. 3 peice kamback between roof and trunk that folds up when trunk is opened. Wheel skirts. Steamlined bottom. LED lighting. Light weight kayak trailer. Higher 5th gear (might be able to use 6th gear from Evo transmission). High performance camshaft. Electric A/C compressor. Electric power steering pump. Ultragauge. Not sure when I am going to get to these. Wife has restricted my money spent on this car due to other financial demands.
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 24 mpg(US)
EPA highway 31 mpg(US)
EPA combined 27.5 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 34.13 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 34.13 mpg(US)
90 days 33.88 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Oct 21, 2012

Trip Log
Usual work week 35.3758 mpg (US)
To & From East Race Whitewater Park 29.15 mpg (US)
To drop off and pick up daughter 35.516 mpg (US)
Kayaking trips other than EastRace 30.686 mpg (US)
After CAI and cardboard GBs 35.7806 mpg (US)
Before Grill blocks (GB) 33.2838 mpg (US)
With cardboard GBs before CAI 34.9587 mpg (US)

(Created: 2008-07-08 10:15:46 / Modified: 2012-10-22 08:39:57)


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