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Old 03-31-2013, 11:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Skimoble - '10 Mazda 3 i Sport
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
You're not going to see much with concave mirrors!
I do see your point about the moon caps not having much effect and I did consider that. I just wanted to do something quick up front just to get started. I am curious about how you got your Tempo to get x2 better fuel economy. It looks like you did your research on the best bang for the buck modifications with deletions of A/C and Power Steering and some other items, which not only remove weight but parasitic loss from the engine. It was helpful to look at what you did to see how to make improvements different ways. In the calculator on Ecomodder Tools I did notice that improving engine efficiency had as great or greater effect on fuel economy than decreasing Coefficient of Drag and Frontal Area.

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