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Old 05-11-2008, 01:59 AM   #11 (permalink)
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65 mph, at 1800 rpm, with a 62 HP engine running with a CEL, does fine,

He's got a six speed, anyway, he wouldn't need to run the 6th gear all the time. The new corvette has a ridic long 6th gear with this in mind, after all.

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Old 05-11-2008, 02:01 AM   #12 (permalink)
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But I guess I should note that I do think it's prolly fine, I wasn't thinking much about what that speed actually was,

Slow down! And get a shorter commute,
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Old 05-11-2008, 02:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Its hard to slow down when ya got hoysepowa!
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Old 05-11-2008, 02:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
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well i have 2options for my commute.

1. Major Freeway, @ 120km/hr ,68.1 km
or
2. 1 lane hwy @ 80-100km/hr , 59.6 km

both take the same amount of time
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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It is once you get a ticket for doing 130 in a 35 *note, I've never gotten a ticket*

I love low end torque! 2k RPM's at 70mph (about 113km/h) and all the torque is 3k and under! With stock gearing!!!

also, You feel guilty after putting this on your whip!

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Old 05-11-2008, 10:00 PM   #16 (permalink)
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First of all, I like what you did to your car. The Si rims flow with the car IMO. Did your original engine krap out on you or just an upgrade for horsepower? If a front license plate isn't required in your state, then I would take it off. Also what about the civic hybrid lip, it looks nice and would probably help in aerodynamics which is what you need since you are driving highway miles. Also a freer flowing exhaust might help out. What's your current fuel economy?


Hybrid lip:
Can anybody here confirm that it would help in aero?
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Yes. that lip is for aerodynamics. I think I read somewhere that it reduces the .cd by about .01.

Especially with an engine that big, keeping the rpm low is best for mileage. Hard to do with the gearing, though. Try Pulse & Glide. It works for me, even on the highway.

Also, for highway driving, smoothing over the upper grille will help your aerodynamics more then closing the lower one. Ideally, it would be smooth and flush. Not much air goes in there, anyway. Most of the cooling air goes in the lower opening.

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