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Old 12-30-2007, 03:15 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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I've read metrompg's thread about making wheel covers out of plastic snow sleds (magic carpet??) I'm considering making a set out of 20ga
Yeah - Krazy Karpet

The plastic turned out to be too thin - in the heat of summer, they got almost soft - to the point that I think they started oil-canning in certain conditions.

I've since stiffened them with a coroplast backing, contact cemented in place.

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I have a fairly large metalworking tool shop
Envy... You're set to go, man. This just got much more interesting.

As for the LRR thread - go ahead and start one. It's unquestionably worth pursuing, even on a light car. I know there's a link out there to a listing/rating of LRR tires. Hopefully someone will dig it up.
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