Thread: Project 100mpg
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Deceptive - '98 Dodge Neon R/T
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Nope, didnt die, just moved and havent been driving nearly as much.

So the plans for this car have extensively changed. The goal is 50+mpg at 70mph. The car however is going to weigh a lot. Stock weight with me in it is 2790. This car is going to weigh probably 3350 with me in it, and I'll be losing a significant amount of weight myself. Being that there are no weight reductions planned, everything will be done with aeromods, and making the engine more efficient when it needs a rebuild.

That said, the aeromods are going to serve a second purpose, and that is to reduce in car noise. Most of them will be done in fiberglass, with the undertray's final version probably being carbon fiber. Cost is not a concern for this project, so whatever it takes to get to or surpass the goal will be done.
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