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Owner: AeroModder
Tank: 1996 Ford Aspire 4 door
Displacement: 1.3 L
Fuel type: gasoline
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 2131 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.36
Frontal area: 21.1 sq.ft.
Instrumentation: ScanGauge
Description: Purchased the Aspire on 2/19/11, 155016 miles, $650. Previous owner said it had an issue where it would lose power and smoke for 15-20 seconds. Most likely a sticky piston ring, since an oil change and seafoam seems to have fixed it.

4 door, 5 speed, manual steering, AC, manual locks and windows.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: Aero:
Front air dam/undertray with 1 1/2" splitter
Kammback
Smooth wheel covers
Rear wheel skirts
Passenger side mirror delete
Replaced driver's mirror with Geo Metro mirror
Front and rear tire spats
Trip strips on trailing edge
Pressure recovery box
Rear diffuser
Side skirts

Powertrain:
Cold Air Intake with K&N drop-in filter
Festiva transmission swap

Suspension:
175/70/13 tires, 2.5% taller and 10mm wider than stock
Civic VX wheels
Lowering springs

Planned Mods: Larger side skirts that shield the rear wheels
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 29 mpg(US)
EPA highway 38 mpg(US)
EPA combined 33 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 44.74 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 46.4 mpg(US)
90 days 46.75 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: May 26, 2013

(Created: 2011-02-20 11:58:58 / Modified: 2013-05-29 14:03:32)


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