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Old 10-11-2017, 04:53 PM   #81 (permalink)
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The numbers are average seconds per set, coasting from 100 to 40 km/h:

Set 1: 71.4s (top up/windows closed, skirts & spoilers on)

Set 2: 62.4s (top open, windows open, skirts & spoilers on)

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Old 10-11-2017, 04:54 PM   #82 (permalink)
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One hyphenated word: T-top. You know it would work.
Next year!
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:16 PM   #83 (permalink)
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I know you guys really want to see an aero top on this car, but it ain't gonna happen! This car was bought for top-down fun.
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:20 PM   #84 (permalink)
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If only it were removable, like some of the old sports cars!



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Old 10-11-2017, 06:22 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:43 PM   #86 (permalink)
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You can fold the windshield down in suzuki samurais. Also, that is a car where you can LEGALLY hit the top speed, and one where aeromods could usefully improve the top speed!
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If only it were removable, like some of the old sports cars!



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A picture from my albums I haven't found much use for. A Toyota Yaris monposto.

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Old 10-18-2017, 02:20 PM   #89 (permalink)
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Mission accomplished



Woohoo! And likely the last fill of the year:
  • 696 km / 432 miles
  • 50.98 mpg (US) = 4.6 L/100 km
New mods added during this tank:
  • first full tank with the 15 inch tires on the rear
  • all oils changed to lighter & synth (engine, trans & diff)
  • rear wheel skirts in place for a chunk of this tank (did they help? who knows!)
  • MAF (mass air flow sensor) adjustment
  • WAI (warm air intake) last portion of the tank
  • lightened by a few more lbs
Driving style/conditions:
  • same as usual, meaning relaxed cruising on the scenic routes & back roads
  • DWB -- "driving without brakes" -- in the twisties though!
  • 80 km/h maximum posted limit (50 mph)
  • driving with load when no following traffic
  • engine off toward stops & some turns & on some hills
  • top & side windows down ~90% of the time
  • conditions: dry, mild (~20C) first 2/3 of tank; cool (~13C) the rest
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Old 10-18-2017, 02:24 PM   #90 (permalink)
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Not a bad way to end the year.

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