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Old 08-23-2011, 07:35 AM   #19 (permalink)
California98Civic
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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Hiyah Jean-Seb,

I just noticed in post #9 you replaced the stock mirror and that you are considering some ABAB testing soon. I'd love to see you do the testing. You'll need a good sensitive design for the test, as the benefit always seems significant but small if it materializes. Did you put the mirror back due to concern about visibility? There is an adjustment, but if you get a good sized convex mirror, place it carefully--as I know you will given the expertise of this little mod--and then angle it so the image overlaps with your center mirror you will not lose visibility of traveling objects on your right, though when you see them through which mirror will change.

No matter whether you keep the delete or not, this build and and test you design well, whether it shows a benefit or none, will be useful to the forum community without a doubt.

Regards,
james
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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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