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Old 08-09-2008, 04:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh i have to use my brakes. Here we've got a lot of crazy bikers who don't understand the rules.

The Netherlands are indeed small and short way's. In Germany i use less because longer ways. (ok also drive fast in germany. My record was 175km/h between a BMW 745 and a Porsche, that's 108 miles / Hour) But i did that once. Thats a suicide attempt in that car

I think my car uses more fuel when im driving on a autobahn that in a city. Whit this car i only get 600km on one tank. With my crashed Swift (a woman tried to cross it whit a Bens Vito bus) is used to get 750km on one tank.

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Old 08-09-2008, 09:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Roman, you gotta adjust the nut behind the wheel Your getting 40mpg in a car that can get 70mpg on technique alone
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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What nut do you mean?
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Welcome, Adjusting the nut behind the wheel is our way of saying adjust yourself, and the way you drive your car.
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hey click here and join our group. Fuel Economy, Hypermiling, EcoModding News and Forum - EcoModder.com - Metro Modders

Here are three great threads you will find involving working on your Swift/Metro. Each of them are very good and have a lot of detail, and these guys are real good at it.


Engine and frame work.
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ject-2936.html

Complete car build.
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ished-491.html

Sweet mods and real high MPG.
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ehicle-83.html
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...gine-1141.html

This guy is just starting, but is doing great work.
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...-xfi-3887.html
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This guy is just starting, but is doing great work.
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...-xfi-3887.html
Hey that's me, Thanks man..

Roman invest in a vacuum gauge as well. Keep your vacuum as high as possible while driving.
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Nice looking car! I am a recent fan of the Metro/Swift/Firefly cars and enjoy helping other people get the best out of theirs. Welcome to ecomodder!
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:46 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks Everybody.

Vacuum Gauge is already planned. Think next weekend.

And also some aero mods at the front. I need some 0.5mm plastic plate but don't now were to find it.

But i have some questions what would be more effective. See picture below (my best drawing skills in The Gimp). Left you see a closed front, like that from AdrewJ's 5th Generation Civic photo. And on the right side i thought about a kind of spoiler behind the bumper pressing the air under the car.



Now i friend said the less air under the car the more effective it is. So it would be solution on the left side. But i thing that i have more counter-pressure (don't know if this is the right word or should it be "Drag"), so the solution on the right side would give less counter-pressure.

So what to do?

/edit: About the Vacuum Gauge. I was in a shop here en they have some like going from -1 to 0, and all i found here on the forum go from 30 to 0. What's the difference?
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:28 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Yesterday i made some aero mods in front. I could not find any black plastic so i used transparent from a lamination machine (i have one of those at home). It's just for testing. When it's doing great i wanna buy me a bumper from a car graveyard and make me an custum one.

I'll try to make some pics today.

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Old 08-13-2008, 03:07 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Just filled up my tank again. Did 44.4 MPG this time.

Aeromods looks like to help.

Up to reach te 47 MPG. That would be the next target.

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