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Old 10-21-2010, 06:04 PM   #33 (permalink)
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RSX2fast4mpg - '02 Acura RSX Type S
90 day: 38.22 mpg (US)

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@ busy: That's definitely the place to start. Once I've identified what bulbs I need, I'll place an order. I'm not sure what my eventual headlight design will be, but I like projects like that. I've already created LED lights that use 10-12w but put out the equivelent of 35w of halogen light. It wouldn't take much more to produce enough to get me down the road safely. The biggest challenge is finding/creating the right reflector. All the light in the world is worthless if you can't focus it where you want it and still maintain enough spill to prevent blindspots.

@ Mech: Sound advice. I've played with the brakes and while the steering at speed is fine without power, the brakes really do take more energy to apply than I'm comfortable with.

@ Sentra: I'll plan on finding something that'll work to heat the pan. The synthetic 5w20 engine oil is pretty easy to start, plus the car is in a garage, but at $30, how can I go wrong with an oil pan heater?
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