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Old 08-28-2009, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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20 Year-Old Modified Honda CRX HF Scores 118 MPG in Fuel Economy Run

In the pantheon of very efficient production cars, there are perhaps three Hondas that truly stand out: the first generation Insight hybrid, the lean burn Civic VX, and the CRX HF. Recently, a CRX HF owner further cemented that car’s status on the list by achieving a stunning 118 mpg (US) in a fuel economy rally [...] Related posts:
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Impressive, i'd like to know the rolling resistance of the tires though. Because snow tires are really soft, and that number is ridiculous.
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Despite being winter tires, those are the lowest rolling resistance tires that can be bought.
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I've been talking to Chang about the Nokian tires he used and he swears by the Nokian Hakka R (non-studded) and Hakka 5 (studded) for LRR. I don't have any LRR stats to use to compare them to other tires but I remember an LRR tire list being on this site about 6 months ago...thought I bookmarked it but can't find it now...anybody still have it? Being that the tires were winter tires not sure they would be on the list anyway.

I have quite some time before I have to replace my stock Goodyear Integrities (only 9k on them now) but I would consider running the Hakka R when it is time to replace them (or the Hakka 5 studded in the winter if I find my stock Integrities do not perform well this winter...costly though running two sets of tires during the year).

Obviously, Chang had a tremendous amount of mods on his car but I can't imagine the tires didn't contribute to the high mpg he got.
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Man this is great info. I'm going to have to find some of these tires.

Major Kudos to Chang for his impressive FE.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Chang sells them
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Hi Ben,

Thanks for posting this -- I just went downtown to go and introduce myself to Chang, but he had just left. I'm sure I'll catch him at some point.

BTW, my Michelin X-Ice snow tires (that I bought from TireRack.com) are also low rolling resistance -- they are noticeably better than my Yokohama "summer" tires.
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Yeah, my yokohama all seasons sucked pretty good.

PS: Darin did the actual article, so he deserves the credit for it!
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