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Owner: allen_dodge
Ol' Greasy: 1982 Volkswagen Rabbit L
Displacement: 1.6 L
Fuel type: diesel
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 1845 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.42
Frontal area: 19.7 sq.ft.
Description: Rescued from being parted out, 2 door non-turbo diesel with 5 speed FN transmission, manual steering and over 240,000 miles
Build Thread:
Current Mods: weight reduction- the seats (except for driver's seat) and most of the interior were already removed when I bought it because the previous owner was using it to carry firewood

Planned Mods: __Engine and Drivetrain__
taller narrow width low rolling resistance tires
less restrictive exhaust downpipe and muffler
cold air intake with heat shield and dry flow filter
optimize injection timing and pop test the injectors
underdrive pulleys and narrow ribbed v-belt
remove A/C
downsize alternator, and alternator kill switch
synthetic gear oil in transmission and differential

smooth hubcaps
late model bumper/grill swap
partial grill block and streamlining
rear wheel arch fairings
smooth, recessed running lights
integrated skid plate/belly pan
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 33 mpg(US)
EPA highway 40 mpg(US)
EPA combined 36 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 0 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 0 mpg(US)
90 days No data entered

(Created: 2012-03-11 19:24:24 / Modified: 2012-10-04 02:18:55)

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