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Old 07-27-2010, 09:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone I've been lurking around while now. I'm trying to get the most mileage possible out of my 2006 Honda Element. Currently I've removed the back seats to save some weight and have been working on my driving style to save mileage. My morning commute includes a 3 mile climb which also means I'll be coasting back down on the way home.

Future mods to the car include a temporary grill block to test how much I can block without heating issues. Once that is determined I'll work on making a fiberglass front cover to smooth things up and fill in the fog light holes.

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Old 07-27-2010, 09:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome mr boxy car owner.

I'd suggest picking up a scangauge to monitor your driving. I'd also recommend airing up your tires to max sidewall. The grill block is a good idea too.
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Made my first eco mod last weekend. I had to run in Lowes for a few other things and saw some auto grade weather seal. I used that to seal the seams around my headlights and hood. Biggest thing I noticed was a slight whistle I heard before has gone away.
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I have an element as well and i wish mine was a manual. Not sure if yours is. However if it is lots of people are adding the tsx 6th gear to there manual boxes. I want to see if this can be done real cheap by getting an accord manual, swapping the final drive and using the accord 5th as a 6th gear in the element box.

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