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Old 03-20-2014, 01:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The only potential downside is (on the Insight, anyway) the DC-DC converter shuts off with a "basic" kill switch.

There's a second mod -- a little more complex -- which allows you to re-energize the DC-DC, if you want to. (I didn't bother, though I might have considered it if driving much at night, due to the 12v draw of the lights.)

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Old 04-02-2014, 12:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Last night I got my best mileage so far on the way home. 51.8 mpg for my 11 mile commute. I think it was so high because the freeway was pretty light, and I could do pretty steady speeds.

So far I have added the Drag Reduction Clips on the brakes. The other mods are not really eco type. A trailer hitch, and a base plate to tow the vehicle behind my RV.

I have ordered the parts to build an IMAC&C device that should give me more direct control of what the IMA is doing. My MPG should go up once I have more control.
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The hitch is an ecomod- it replaces a pickup truck and lets you keep bikes or cargo off the roof.
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Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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Old 04-02-2014, 07:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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The IMAC&C will also make the car much more fun to drive (in a nerdy way... is there any other kind of way?).
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The IMAC&C will also make the car much more fun to drive (in a nerdy way... is there any other kind of way?).
I have the circuit board for this on order. I am looking forward to building and using it. I can see how manual control of the IMA could really improve MPG.

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