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Old 06-18-2010, 04:58 AM   #358 (permalink)
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M delete?

Originally Posted by Lazarus View Post
Outstanding. I llike the skirt brackets. Are you planning on a mirror delete? Those are huge. Very nice work indeed.
I'm pretty sure that would make the car illegal. My 1990 Civc hatch has only one mirror as sold from the factory... a bonus, but i think the effect of the mirrors on the aero is minimal. Seems like a crx would be the best place to start for this brand. It has a kamm/prius style back design, easy motor swap to a 1.5L too you'd only need the engine mounts the 1.5L sits on in a regular civic, and axles. Also think about how lightweight drives shafts, clutch, flywheel, and other usually performance oriented upgrades will help with fuel economy...less rotational mass = less work for the engine to do. Reducing friction would help to i.e. hypereutectic pistons, and ceramic sleeved cylinders, but thats out of most peoples price range.
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