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Old 01-24-2018, 11:08 AM   #69 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by hackish View Post
The downside is with such a small engine you lose cat light off and it takes a while to get back.
Also interesting considering the Euro & JDM versions of the car come with engine stop/start. I wonder what temp value those cars monitor to determine whether the feature is active or not.

Originally Posted by hackish View Post
The factory design was centered around 65mph, so maybe changing the final drive would help a bit, but it will be expensive.
The Euro cars also came with taller final drive gearing than everyone else gets. But the difference isn't huge. (They also have the option of a 1.0L engine in the car, but that's another story!)
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