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Old 05-27-2011, 02:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
California98Civic
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 59.78 mpg (US)

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Thanks for these images. Nice little archive. It's really interesting how often the spats cover only the inside half of the tire. I take it the idea is to avoid lift and to avoid a blast of air shooting out the side of the car like a snowplow in a blizzard. I built mine of a modest size, in imitation of some testing done on a first gen prius that one of you all shared on this site. They're small, but they cover 2/3 of the tire and they block the inside bottom of the wheel well (as the modded Prius had).
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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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