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Old 08-05-2008, 11:55 AM   #71 (permalink)
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I personally haven't used "ethos". (Can't find a link I should have posted... is my mind that scattered?)

Yeah, noticed the price having dipped below $4 per gallon of regular here too. Now... if we could remove the 10% ethanol from every gas station, maybe I'd have a chance at reaching 50mpg without any mods... *dream on*

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Old 08-05-2008, 12:01 PM   #72 (permalink)
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hey man, here's the link.
Pay Less For Gas With Ethos FR

i dont think the civic could do 50mpg w/o any mods man. that little rice rocket of an engine just really enjoys its rpms. i'll be lucky to get 40 with my auto
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:25 AM   #73 (permalink)
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Ok, time to necro my own thread, The pictures way back in the beginning of my grill block, well it's held up for almost a year but the black paint has been chipping off through the rough winter so I repainted that today which doesn't improve MPG but it makes me feel a lot better.

Behind the drivers side rear wheel there is a large parachute in the rear bumper I am going to cover over with some coroplast right now, nothing major but every little bit helps. I have recently been commuting 200 miles each way twice a week plus misc. driving while I'm out there for my new job so I'm looking for little gains on the highway. I've been terrible about my speed so I am going to get a CB and try to talk a trucker into letting me draft so I will be a little more strict about my speed.
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:26 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Hey BlueCivic, I went to New Milford, PA a couple weeks ago. Going down in the early morning, I got something like 39mpg (hard to tell as I had around-town driving mixed in) and I attribute this to my low speed (average about 62mph) and the low ambient temp ... just a hair above freezing.

Driving back later the same day, I got an all-time-best average of 43.5mpg. I set the cruise at 60-61mph but when going downhill, I would gradually gain speed maybe reaching 65-67mph on downhill sections. I did this going down ... but did it more coming back and about 10 miles from where I got off I-88, I filled up to see how I did.

Unfortunately, I lost one of my full moon wheel covers on the way back.
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:34 AM   #75 (permalink)
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Bummer on the hubcap but that's some pretty decent mpg's I have been getting 35-38 on my 200 mile trips to work and back Monday's and Fridays but that's also going around 75-77mph (way too fast but when I have to lave at 5am, then work 10 hours then sleep in my car I want to do the drive as quick as possible)

I picked up a CB this weekend from my soon to be father-in-law and made a cigarette lighter adapter for it and a mag mount antenna, I might try to talk to some truckers and see if I can find one that doesn't mind me drafting. I figure it'll keep my speed down and help my mileage.

Last time I was drafting doing a 300 mile trip hanging about 3-4 car lengths back off the truck I got 49.6mpg (last summer) so I'd like to get myself in the mid 40's again.

Also, I got that big parachute covered, it's still open on the vertical behind the wheel but I covered the horizontal part, I was able to slide the coroplast between the bumper covered and something else then use velcro to secure the side toward the middle of the car to what i believe is the bottom of the trunk, or the gas tank? something... it's holding up pretty well.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:37 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Are you going to try to make rear wheel skirts? I haven't taken a straightedge to it, but I think they would have to bow out slightly towards the bottom to avoid contacting the tire (it looks like it on my sedan anyway).

Also, what are the smooth hubcaps Bror is using? Are the mods or some kind of retail item?

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Old 04-21-2009, 06:54 PM   #77 (permalink)
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I would like to make some rear skirts, maybe this summer when I have a driveway to do it in. I made an aluminum frame for them last summer, they do have to bow out, you can use the rear mudflap mounting point to mount them, I drilled a hole in the front lip of the wheel well but never got around to making the cover (I want them to look good and didn't have the time/place to do it).

he's probably either using moon discs (i think they're called) or pizza pans mounted to his rims.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:05 PM   #78 (permalink)
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The discs on my Civic are these:

Full Moon Racing Disc Hubcaps, Stylish Look, Great Prices, AutoAmenity.com

This place sells them singly ... but I am loathe to buy a replacement only to have it or another fall off.

Racing Disc Hubcaps (Pop-On). Scion Hubcaps, Vintage, Kustom Wheel Covers

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