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Owner: hayden55
"Proper Shitbox" (SOLD): 1996 Honda Civic LX fully optioned no weight reduction
Displacement: 1.59 L
Fuel type: gasoline
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 2350 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.32
Frontal area: 21.4 sq.ft.
Instrumentation: ScanGauge
Description: It's kinda a piece of ****, but eventually it will get there. . .

If you are reading this I'll go ahead and tell you this now:
If your car is a stick, it doesn't really matter what the hell the EPA rating is or the crazy mods you plan to do. They do help, but the way you drive is so much more important:

Look up "BSFC chart" for your style engine so you can efficiently pulse and glide (and make sense of what the hell PnG is and why it works)
Try not to use the brakes whatsoever
Do not ever come to a full stop
In town pulse and glide and turn the engine off when throttle isn't needed.
On the highway pulse and glide but throw the car in neutral w/o shutting it off.
This alone I went from 40mpg combined to 59mpg.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: Check sig but more than likely:
Scan Gauge II
PS belt delete
Passenger wiper delete
Passenger mirror delete
Tires: 175/70/13 psi: 55
Upper grille block (corrugated plastic)
Lower grille block (gorilla tape lol)
Front bumper undertray (corrugated plastic as long as the edges of the bumper and no more)

Planned Mods: Full corrugated plastic undertray!
Front air damn
rain gutter side skirts
Warm air intake
Injector kill switch
Alternator on/off switch
CX trans if I feel like making the effort to track a clean unit down and actually install it.
Taller michelin energy saver a/s or defenders on 14 or 15 inch wheels.
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 28 mpg(US)
EPA highway 35 mpg(US)
EPA combined 31 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 41.9 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 41.9 mpg(US)
90 days 41.9 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Dec 25, 2016

Trip Log
To WM/AR 0 mpg (US)

(Created: 2016-06-14 21:28:11 / Modified: 2017-01-01 19:52:15)

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