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MetroMPG 08-11-2010 09:39 PM

Chang Ho Kim interviewed on NPR (Here and Now) about his CRX & 118 mpg at AMEC 2009
 
Just discovered this in the visitor logs:

A radio interview with Chang about his CRX and some of the mods and driving techniques he used to win the AMEC event with 118 mpg:

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Rundown 8/10 | Here & Now

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Going Farther, With Less

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http://www.hereandnow.org/wp-content...honda-3061.jpgChang Ho Kim's modified 1989 Honda CRX that gets an incredible 118 miles per gallon. (Val Wang/Here & Now)

In these days of high gas prices and concerns about global warming, automakers brag if their vehicles go more than 40 miles on a gallon of gas. When Maynard, Mass., mechanic Chang Ho Kim hears that, he just chuckles. Kim won a fuel economy competition using his low-tech modified 1989 Honda CRX. He managed a stunning 118 miles per gallon. Kim stops by to give us his tips for fuel efficient motoring.


cfg83 08-11-2010 11:12 PM

MetroMPG -

Great stuff! The recording was sooooooo crisp. The pothole sound reminds me of driving in the diamond lane of the 110 South freeway . It's not potholes, but it's like a machine gun of road-ripples.

CarloSW2

MetroMPG 08-12-2010 12:36 PM

I laughed at that part too.

Suspension must be pretty stiff.

gone-ot 08-12-2010 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 188546)
I laughed at that part too.

Suspension must be pretty stiff.

...more likely the use of VERY high tire pressures?

Phantom 08-12-2010 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Old Tele man (Post 188588)
...more likely the use of VERY high tire pressures?

That can be fixed with airbags although I do not know how much weight that will add.

RobertSmalls 08-12-2010 05:45 PM

No, a lower car has less suspension travel, which means it will be a stiffer ride.

It's not a problem for a high-budget race car, where the driver will be padded by his wallet.


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