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Old 07-11-2011, 11:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
California98Civic
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

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They look awesome! Are you going to do any A-B-A testing to see the increase in efficiency? I'd be interested to hear about that. I have considered adding rear wheel skirts, but I'm not sure how much it would help on my taurus
Thanks man! Eventually, I am sure I will test. These are a prototype. I want to improve the shape, test it, and then make them out of fiberglass or something if they are useful. I'm reading about mold-making in a prop-makers manual a dude on here recommended. I have to say though, the noise level in the wheel well area at highway speeds seems to have decreased, which is a good sign about the air not being forced through it so much.
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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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