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Old 06-09-2014, 05:58 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:33 PM   #102 (permalink)
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There's been a few folks with Metros/Swifts/Fireflies here. Anyone ever use the Aerodynamic & rolling resistance, power and MPG calculator for one? The base values look close, is that a Geo? Curious where 80 MPG @ 70 MPH puts the Cd.
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Quality of a sea urchin...??? Lol...You got to be kidding. Not only does that Mustang of yours look fantastic, it gets kick ass mileage to boot. You're way to kind.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:01 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:57 AM   #105 (permalink)
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Man, that looks fantastic and beats the pants off the Anal Probe. You guys are making me want to boat tail the Civic now.

Just some inspiration... (I'm not sure how to resolve the rear wheel arch) Sorry for the quality... I only have MS Paint on this computer.

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:29 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Congrats on the build & those impressive numbers, redneck.

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There's been a few folks with Metros/Swifts/Fireflies here. Anyone ever use the Aerodynamic & rolling resistance, power and MPG calculator for one? The base values look close, is that a Geo? Curious where 80 MPG @ 70 MPH puts the Cd.
Yes, the default values in the calculator are for the last generation (96+) Metro/Firefly.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:34 AM   #107 (permalink)
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"corridor effect"

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Traffic is bumper to bumper running 70-80 mph plus . In this first leg of the trip there be no fooling around. Just fall in with the pack and go. I was pleased to see the mpguino showing low to mid 70's mpg as I passed into N.C.
This is not meant to take away from your accomplishments...

Running in high speed traffic that is dense enough can be more efficient than running alone, even at lower speeds.

I rarely get to experience it (don't live in a fast/busy part of the world), but on the rare occastions when I do, it always feels like a Christmas present! I get to drive fast and get great economy!
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Holy restrictor plate racing Batman! Very fast and efficient but without the drivers meeting. I'd rather have a 3 second safety margin unless I have communication with the other drivers.
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Agreed - but you don't necessarily have to sacrifice safe following distance to benefit from the corridor effect when you've got 2+ lanes of dense traffic.
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Agreed - but you don't necessarily have to sacrifice safe following distance to benefit from the corridor effect when you've got 2+ lanes of dense traffic.
That is correct. Sort of like NASCAR after the first several laps when the cars are starting to get strung out. I tried however, to keep as much distance as possible between me and the car in front as the Geo doesn't like dirty air coming off other vehicles.

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