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Arrow Echo-Troll Modding Thread (2005 Toyota Echo)

Hi Hypermilers!

HyperMileQC and I are starting an aeromodding project on a Toyota Echo 2005 Manual 5 Speed 1.5 L : The Echo-Troll Project!

Link to EcoModder Garage : Echo-Troll

EPA : 30 City \ 38 Highway \ 33 Combined MPG (US) | Fuel Economy

My MPG's : 60 to 94.4 MPG in a 4.2 Miles commute \ 60 to 93 MPG on HWY \ 65 to 90 MPG in a 13.7 Miles commute with 26 lights & 13 stops

Up to Date List of my Current Aeromods :

-Whiper Deflector (Tested) +1.5% MPG (US)
-Wheel Covers (Pizza Pan) (Tested) +2.15% MPG (US)
-Partial Front Grill Block (Winter Mod) + Upper Grill Block (Upgraded)
-Sealed Gaps Around Lights & Hood- Upgraded+
-Frontal Belly Pan Version 2 (Old version : Frontal Belly Pan - Upgraded+)
-Center Belly Pan Version 2 (Old version : Center Belly Pan)
-Rear Belly Pan - Upgraded+
-Front Wheel Spoiler Version 2 (Old version :Front Wheel Spoilers)
-Rear Wheel Spoiler Version 2 (Old Version : Rear Wheel Spoilers)
-Side Skirts Version 2 (Old version : Side Skirts)
-Passenger Side Mirror Deletion
-Rear Wheel Skirts(Removed for winter)
-Kammback Spoiler - Revised Angle

Planned Aeromods :

-Adjustable Grille Block
-Articulated Front Wheel Skirts
-Boat Tail
-Boat-Tailing Behind Tires
-Kammback Extension
-Nose Cone Front Bumper

Inside of the Car Modifications :

-Alternator De-Belted on Short & Medium Trips
-A/C Delete
-Engine Kill Switch
-Electric Water Pump & Fan Digital Controller - Installation & Testing
-4 Diodes On The EWP With A Switch
-ScanGauge II
-Engine Insulation
-Block Heater
-Oil Pan Heater
-Transmission Heater
-Synthetic Motor Oil : Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy SAE 0w-30
-Synthetic Transmission Oil : Royal Purple SAE 75w-90
-Fresh Air Intake (Stock Intake Snorkel)
-LRR Summer Tires : Michelin Defender 50 Psi Front & Rear (Current Tires)
-Winter Tires : Tiger Paw, 40 Psi
-Ducting from Grille Block Hole to Radiator
-Power Steering Disable
-DRL Disable
-LED Lights
-Fire Blanket (For Winter)
-Power Steering Pump Remove
- LED Headlights

Planned Inside Modifications :

-Weight Remove

The Ultimate Goal :

my goal is to reach 2.5 L/100Km (94.9MPG) For now I haved reached 2.66 L/100Km (88.37 MPG).

The Car :

You can see here the Echo-Troll with one of it's first Aeromod, the partial grill block for summer.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for this project, please, let us know by posting in this thread. Thanks.

Last edited by echo-francis; 02-12-2014 at 08:16 PM..
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