||2004 Honda Civic LX
|Coefficient of drag:
||I changed the EPA to reflect the gas mileage I typically attained before the boattail.
||December, 2008: Buy Civic off Ebay for $4800
February, 2010: Lose control in snow and slam into tree. Car out of commission until June, 2010. Replaced entire front end of car.
Summer, 2010(summer before college)-Summer, 2011:
Magnaflow catback exhaust, K&N hi-flow air filter,window tint
Start researching fluid dynamics and reading Ecomodder.
Start Project(Christmas Break):
Both mirror deletes, pizza pan hub caps, rear wheel skirts, full upper grill block, partial lower grill block, windshield wipers cover, Scangauge II, synthetic engine oil, synthetic M transmission oil, light right foot, small air dam. 42 psi gauge in all tires
Forgot to replace radiator cap and overheated engine. Almost blew engine in Dallas but no apparent damage done. Radiator developed a stress crack. Replaced 1 month later.
Added full underbelly(coroplast) and power steering delete. Start design/prototype of Kammback
Added Catamaran side skirts(like Basjoos) and a 3 inch air dam.
Car painted all black to blend in mods.
edit: 3/15/13 pizza pan wheel covers replaced with cloth/polyester resin covers to reduce weight, wheel skirts optimized to reduce frontal area and for more security(more bolts), side skirts covered in Al flashing to reduce thermal expansion/contraction, all ABS plastic painted black, flashing on bottom of air dam, rear seat back removed for more space, Kammback currently being designed
edit: 6/5/13 Air dam shortened 1 inch to reduce incline rubbing. Now 6 inches of clearance and much less contact. Both side mirrors bolted in place to end adhesive failure. Bicycle acquired 6/9/13.
edit: 7/13/13 installed kill switch, preparing for insane tank averages finally
edit: 12/31/13 Bolted on Kammback to roof and side of trunk. All mods are now complete. New rear tires.
edit: 5/25/14 Installed rear poly-carbonate window for Kammback to prevent recirculation. Rear seat reinstalled and front passenger seat removed for more space and passenger capability.
edit: 8/24/14 Finish boattail and add partial front wheel skirts
||redo full boat tail
|Official Fuel Economy Ratings
|Actual Fuel Economy Performance
|Last 3 tanks
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Last updated: Nov 18, 2017