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Old 09-23-2013, 12:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1989 CRX HF Aero-Project

So..
I bought this car just for an Aero Project, for taking long road trips.

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-1989 Honda CRX Hf

I have long been intrigued with aero-modding your car for MPG.

I have had lots of 88-91 Civics & Crxs, and I have always been amazed at the MPG and reliability of them to begin with.

My goal is pretty simple.. I want to see how many MPG I can get out of her.

Here is the Starting Pictures and I will keep you all posted as I proceed with my project.


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Old 09-23-2013, 12:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am thinking Aero Package:
-Complete Belly Pan
-Removable Boat Tail
-Possible Removable Nose Cone
-Grill Block
-Tire Spats or Contoured Deflectors
-Smooth wheel covers
-Lowered
-Rear wheel skirts
-Wiper area delete or cowl
-Antenna deletion
-Both Mirror Deletion
-Fill all seams and gaps

& Possibly a matching Aero-Trailer(my car is for road trips & adventures.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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- I did pick up a hood and It's installed..

- I also picked up a set of Tokico blue lowered struts and springs.. To be installed this week.

- I am also currently looking at material options for the belly pan.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Scored some HX wheels to use temporally, but I'm going to weigh them to see if they are actually lighter than the Hf Steel wheels or my friends Insight wheels & my old Vx wheels.
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Tokico Blue struts & red lowering springs installed.
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HX wheels installed.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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how much did the HX wheels weigh?
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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how much did the HX wheels weigh?
I didn't weigh them...
I just put them on there for now.

I am going to eventually be switching to 15 steel spare wheel rims with Skinny low resistance tires and Smooth wheel covers..
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Anyway, for what it's worth, the very fuel-thrifty Honda Civic HX has lightweight 14" rims that weigh about 11 lb. each. It's predecessor the VX had similar ones but I think they were 13". In other words, Honda thought it worthwhile to use lightweight rims on their fuel sipper, and racers now like to grab those rims.
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...html#post71566

Wheels have been discussed at length in these forums. My understanding is, for a given wheel radius, smaller rims and taller tires are a better combination, because rubber and air weigh less than metal, and that larger rims with skinnier tires have more mass further from the center, requiring more force to rotate it.

According to weight of 15" steel rims? - Honda Civic Forum, stock 15" Civic rims weigh eighteen pounds.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Possible nose cone for your project

Here is a nose cone that might work for you.
Oops, photo file size exceeds ecomodder.
They are antique.
Swell.

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