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Old 06-03-2018, 08:38 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Do you know how to find the RR of a tire? The car doesn't coast very well but I mostly assumed it was because its so lightweight, my route is basically waiting on jackrabbits to trigger lights and 45-55 mph cruizin
My car didn't coast well when I bought it too, but that was before doing aero mods and pumping up my tires. My tires were at like 32 PSI or something when I bought it. Aero mods + 41 PSI all around make it coast much better. Try pumping up your tires and see how much of a coasting improvement you see.

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Old 06-03-2018, 12:48 PM   #32 (permalink)
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It is also possible that a brake is dragging. You can jack up each wheel and see how freely it spins.
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Old 06-04-2018, 04:00 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I had a dragging brake in the front right and I'm now @50psi
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Old 06-04-2018, 04:19 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I had a dragging brake in the front right and I'm now @50psi
Have fun coasting!
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:17 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I found a new job 1 mile away from home. The civic is now recreation only.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:40 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I found a new job 1 mile away from home. The civic is now recreation only.
Congrats on the job that'll aid your health and save gas money. More time and cash for mods?
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Oh yes! More time for life and mods, more money, more miles on the bike and skateboard. Work is downhill so I will coast to work, push uphill back home. Total win!
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Every dollar you save in cash is an after tax dollar.... And if you drive sometimes in the cold months, no biggie. I wish I were closer to my job, but I bought my house in 09 at a steep discount in price and interest rates that I will never see again, so I hold onto it and drive the 12 miles.
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:39 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I still rent but its the cheapest house around, parking for 4 cars and no big property company or HOA to deal with, just a rich guy who lives nearby. I have to deal with some small issues like a leaking roof and a cracked driveway but its all good when you save $400+ a month.
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My brother owns a small muffler shop, gonna borrow the lift for belly pan installation because it seems we can't go 48 hours without rain this year. I'm going simple, aluminum over the exhaust, coroplast for the rest. He's a bit of a bully so I'm sure he will be a huge help and do most of the work.

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