Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Introductions
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-11-2012, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
Needs More Duct Tape
 
MPGomatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: the swamps of jersey
Posts: 155

Slambo - '99 Honda Civic HX
90 day: 44.21 mpg (US)
Thanks: 62
Thanked 81 Times in 42 Posts
Greetings from the Swamps of Jersey

Long time lurker, first time poster, you know how that goes.

I'm gearing up for a project. It's been on the back burner for eons.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 05-15-2012, 11:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
larrybuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: sw Washington (state), a little north of Vancouver
Posts: 1,043
Thanks: 277
Thanked 77 Times in 60 Posts
Welcome! What vehicle/s do you have in mind? What mpg do you want to see?

Will it be an Amp. veh. to chas swamp monster's in?


Aloha, ha!
__________________
NEVER,NEVER GIVE UP!
PUMP THOSE TIRES UP!
DRIVE IN YOUR SOCKS FOR SENSITIVITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SLOW DOWN AND SMOOTH UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![SIGPIC]
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 10:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
Needs More Duct Tape
 
MPGomatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: the swamps of jersey
Posts: 155

Slambo - '99 Honda Civic HX
90 day: 44.21 mpg (US)
Thanks: 62
Thanked 81 Times in 42 Posts
Thanks, Larry!

I'm leaning towards a '98 or up Civic HX.

Looking to crack 50 highway without doing anything too radical ... thinking that shouldn't be too tough ...
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 02:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
Cyborg ECU
 
California98Civic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Coastal Southern California
Posts: 5,803

Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Team Honda
90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,166
Thanked 1,865 Times in 1,271 Posts
"My machine she's a dud. I'm stuck in the mud... somewhere in the swamps of jersey."

The HX is a good platform. A few mods and some smart driving and you'll see 50mpg highway for certain. I drive a 98 DX and top 60mpg at an average freeway speed of about 60mph.
__________________
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.



  Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 11:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
Needs More Duct Tape
 
MPGomatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: the swamps of jersey
Posts: 155

Slambo - '99 Honda Civic HX
90 day: 44.21 mpg (US)
Thanks: 62
Thanked 81 Times in 42 Posts
Super cool! 50 didn't seem too far fetched for the HX. This should be a fun little project ...

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com