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Old 08-27-2008, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Location: Sacramento, CA
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Project: Accord - '97 Honda Accord EX
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Hello from CA

Hey all, (apologies for the long post)
Nice site, I hope to gleam lots of info off of here. I've recently moved and my commute has gone from 3 miles to 60 - ONE WAY, with about a 2500' elevation gain/loss. There aren't many stoplights but lots of hills and speed limits from 35 to 65.
My car is 1997 Accord EX, it's lowered about 1.5" and has an aftermarket intake. It has 225 series tires on it now, but when they wear out, I'm getting the thinnest possible to reduce rolling resistance.
I've been tracking my mileage for about 10k miles now and the worst I've done is around 32mpg, I started implementing some better driving habits (coasting with engine on and off, shifting around 2500rpm, driving the speed limit, trying not to brake, etc..) with just changes to my driving habits I've increased the MPG to about 37.5mpg. My goal is to get to 40 without much assistance and then push up from there with HHO, EFIE, 02, etc..., and I'm almost there!

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