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Old 12-15-2011, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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another new guy

I'm 41, with wife and 2 yr old...ex SCCA road racer with a 89 suzuki swift gti has now turned into a fuel miser
I've always had a lead foot "drive it like you stole it " style of commuting, but have recently become very interested in hypermiling

I drive/own a 2009 honda civic si, 1997 toyota 4runner, 1991 honda crx, and a 1993 honda civic dx.
I have koni/ground control coilovers on the 93 civic, but other than that all my vehicles are bone stock.

I'm changing my habits first.

The wife called me yesterday to tell me she gassed up the crx and found it had got 40mpg's. We share the crx, and I had been conserving (not doing 80 on the freeway )...but she drives like i used to, so i know we can easily see 45 to 50 mpg's with no aero mod's

I've already pulled the roof rack and front brush bumper off the 4runner and enjoyed a nice bump in mpg's

my friends are wondering if I'm okay, lol...but i am thoroughly hooked and cant wait to do some aero stuff on the fleet

Dont know if anyone reads these intro's, but I read on here that they like for you to do this before posting, so here I am

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Old 12-15-2011, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We do indeed like it and we do reply even. Welcome to the site!
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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We do indeed like it and we do reply even. Welcome to the site!
ha ha, okay
and that was fast too

I've been reading on here a lot, for about a month now...and decided it was time to join in a little
Once I get five posts I will post up pics of my vehicles

thx for the welcome
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Feel free to add your cars to the garage. You can post pictures of them there as well as keep track of your gas mileage via the fuel log which also makes you a neato signature image.
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Feel free to add your cars to the garage. You can post pictures of them there as well as keep track of your gas mileage via the fuel log which also makes you a neato signature image.
thx, i will go there and do that

always loved those paseo's btw
I owned an 87 mr2 for many years, running autox's and track days with it...loved the motor in that thing
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Feel free to add your cars to the garage. You can post pictures of them there as well as keep track of your gas mileage via the fuel log which also makes you a neato signature image.

yup and I like my signature also welcome read, learn, and use the search function.
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Lots of current/former racers, tuners & hot-rodders in the forum here.

I've said it before (but that won't stop me from saying it again!!): It can be just as fun and challenging to develop a set of eco-driving skills for use on public roads as it is to work on track skills.

(And one of the neat parts is noticing the overlap between the two.)

Add ecomods to the mix, and presto! You've got a new version of an old hobby.

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Old 12-15-2011, 05:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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oh yea . the two cross alot... I have dropped my track time by almost a full 1 sec by learning areo mods.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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thx for the welcome guys

I plan to mostly read and learn, but do have questions here and there.
I'll try and be a responsible member and use the search function first
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It's funny how people go from racing to saving fuel. It's a lot of fun. I bet if most of us look back 5 years ago, at that time we never would have guessed we would be doing this now

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