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Old 03-27-2013, 07:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
California98Civic
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Calibrating distance

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Originally Posted by basjoos View Post
The VX/CX transmission turns 2000rpm at 100kph (62mph) in 5th gear in a VX/CX with stock 13" wheels. You hypermile this transmission as you would any other manual transmission. Except when climbing a hill, shift up before rpms reach 1500-2000, and freewheel coast as much as possible given your driving conditions.
I just got an odometer reading of roughly 11.280 (almost 11.3) miles on a thirteen mile homeward commute route, as measured using ridewithgps.com, which takes elevation changes into account. What is that, a 14% under count? I can't believe it. I don't believe it. I am running 14" wheels, but this is too much of a difference. So I'll track it again tomorrow, and probably the day after, across both legs of my commute.

The VSS reports data that the instruments use to represent both miles and miles per hour, and I am running the CX VSS that came with the tranny. Maybe the VSS gear is a different size?

[EDIT: I DISCOVERED A MAPPING ERROR THAT EXAGGERATED THE DISTANCE OF THE ROUTE. THE ROUTE IN 12 MILES, NOT 13, AND SO THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE AREA OF 5%, NOT 14!]
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