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Old 01-22-2008, 06:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

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90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

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Originally Posted by Frederick View Post
The final drive gears do come from a SOHC model with 13 inch tires originally. If I hit 100km at exactly 2500, I'll know that the speedo is correct.
I'm sure you already know that the 1.3 cars came with 13 inch rims, but used lower profile tires than the standard Metro 13 inchers.

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My goal: 3,1 liters to the hundred driving at a comfortable pace.
You have seen my car's speed vs. MPG chart, yes?



source: http://metrompg.com/posts/tranny-swap.htm

I can cruise at 3.1 L/100 km (76 mpg) in summer weather, on a level road @ about 70 km/h.
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