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Old 03-13-2020, 11:43 AM   #141 (permalink)
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My brother drove the car around today and got 33MPG last year same trip he got 27MPG
Thats awesome!

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Old 03-14-2020, 04:49 PM   #142 (permalink)
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How can you ecomod at a time like this?!

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I just think that it is funny how many updates I am receiving right now, but only one about ecomodding!
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Old 03-14-2020, 11:13 PM   #143 (permalink)
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New Rotors and Pads installed,rear brakes cleaned and parking cable adjusted. The BridgeStone tires turned out to be bad. I pumped em up to 50PSI and drove around for ~5 miles and went back to the house to work on grill blocks, POP!! BLOWOUT! scared the **** out of me.

Put the 2 better Cooper Tires on the front and the other 2 good ones on the back, 185/65/14 Cooper on the front and ??? 175/65/14 on the back. might switch them around to see if the other tires have less road noise.

My brother drove the car around today and got 33MPG last year same trip he got 27MPG
You got the rear drum brakes, too? They fit our Civics but they are aluminum and therefore much lighter.
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Old 03-15-2020, 09:03 PM   #144 (permalink)
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Great Idea, I'm not sure what other parts are swap-able so please chime in,, it looks very familiar, I'll go back to the yard in the AM and see if the car is still on the lot. It was on the end of the row, so everyone will see it walking past, hopefully an Insight guy bought it with no wheels |: ) Ill grab the spare wheel and the sun-visors if I can and the rear brakes, any other ideas let me know, I was also thinking of ripping wires to add a trunk battery to my car or possibly the lighter weight AC parts.
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Old 03-15-2020, 09:05 PM   #145 (permalink)
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Old 03-15-2020, 09:09 PM   #146 (permalink)
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A lot of used parts on G1's go for a premium because there few to no aftermarket alternatives. Clean headlights, rear wheel spats, rear drums, uncracked dash bezels, driver side window switch module, etc etc.

For your own use, get the drums, they rock.

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Old 03-17-2020, 02:49 PM   #147 (permalink)
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Rims look great on your civic. Nice OEM wheel cover look.
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Old 03-17-2020, 03:54 PM   #148 (permalink)
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Thank you, I like the look as well, drivability has increased in parking lots a huge amount.

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