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Old 01-05-2018, 11:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:22 AM   #13 (permalink)
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What are your parents driving now?
Mom drives a 1998 Camry. Dad drives whatever vehicles I keep at the house, which is currently the Dodge/Cummins and Acura TSX. 99.9% of their trips are local, and electricity is cheap. Dad doesn't work on cars much anymore, so broken timing belts set them back quite a bit.

My wife is walking to work these days, and I work from home. Just got an email to turn in the company vehicle by April, so that will eliminate the Mazda CX-5.

I'm keeping the Acura because it's such a phenomenal car, and I plan to teach my kids how to drive a manual in the age of autonomous vehicles. The Prius is for camping/road trips.

As much as I enjoy learning how to work on ICE vehicles, I won't have as much time to spend on them when I have kids, and the knowledge will increasingly become irrelevant. I'll probably never purchase another ICE only vehicle.
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:57 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:52 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Put a 8 point cage in my car for racing safety purposes and lighten a bit.

Removing my front mount inter-cooler and running a short charge pipe to the T/B with my IAT sensor, nitrous and alcohol injection nozzles in the pipe. So this pipe will be a hot or cold pipe depending on if the nitrous and alcohol is enabled.
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Old 01-06-2018, 06:15 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I seem to be hypermiling my Accord better than my Civic, but the smaller car has much worse compression, so I do not know for how long I will have two [running] cars. I tried to fix up a few issues with the Accord. Unfortunately, the car looks worse now than before the tire blew. I can sand and repaint the bumper, but the passenger door looks wavy.

My black ABS grill block matched my faded, scratched, and abused black paint, but I do not think ABS comes in champagne, and I do not want to make the pretty car look unattractive.

You guys remember I taped plastic to the front, right?

I have some ideas of how I want to improve on that. I admire how Metro installed a coroplast air dam without drilling holes, but I do not think coroplast comes in champagne, either.

Oh dear. My memory worked. Why did it have to do that?!

So... coroplast is considered to be an ecomodder's best friend. Do you guys remember ecomodder's good friend?

This site sells champagne sign vinyl, but I am not sure how close the color is, and I only saw rectangles. They sell foot-wide sections by the yard. Perhaps their gold would look close enough: http://shop.skhouston.com/Gold-Glitt...nyl-NV-127.htm

There are a few other aero modifications that I would like to try and I have long wanted to get a trailer hitch, carrier box, and extend my trunk, but it would take a great deal of work to get my Accord to return the mileage that my Civic (with failing compression) yields mostly stock.

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Highway commute will be back momentarily, so I will have the chance to. The only mod I have been thinking about lately is brake drag reduction springs. I've got a massive pile of bicycle spokes saved up just for that.

As for CBR 250, it sure would be nice to hit 60 MPG, it may be possible now that I have a taller rear sprocket. The 250 also desperately needs the carbs balanced, that should allow the engine to drop to idle immediately when I pull in the clutch, instead of dicking around at 3000 rpm for 10 seconds, then dropping.

For my VFR 400, I need to do a tank first! I can assume the mileage on this bike will be as good as the CBR's if not better. It is much less of a racy engine, has taller gearing, and potentially better aero. Its actually got a fork deflector built into the front fender, CBR just has a little bikini fender.
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Removing my front mount inter-cooler and running a short charge pipe to the T/B with my IAT sensor, nitrous and alcohol injection nozzles in the pipe. So this pipe will be a hot or cold pipe depending on if the nitrous and alcohol is enabled.
Though I am favorable to water + alcohol injection, do you think getting rid of the intercooler would effectively lead to some actual enhancement?
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Though I am favorable to water + alcohol injection, do you think getting rid of the intercooler would effectively lead to some actual enhancement?
From the testing I did last summer I seen a 4 to 5% increase in fuel mileage by passing the inter-cooler. Plus when the ambient temps drop during the fall it help even more.

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