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Old 07-19-2010, 12:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1990 Civic DX Hatch. Got it last year because I knew it was a good, small car. But ever since, I've begun to try to modify it mostly for aerodynamics/efficiency. Also put on a CAI for a little more hp, but, as far as I'm concerned, it hasn't hurt the FE.

Starting out, I got about 35. Nowadays I average 45 in mostly city driving. I've gotten as much as 60 on all-highway driving.

I really don't want to make my car look ugly. Nor do I want to lose quick acceleration when needed.

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Old 07-19-2010, 12:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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have you invested in a MPG feed back device? I fine that they drastically improved my FE (hard data of 16.8%).
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I haven't. Is there a link for how to make a reliable one for my ODB generation of car?

I put on an air/fuel meter which helps.
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After driving a moving truck, I realized that quick acceleration is only a want, not a need. It is more satisfying to anticipate the opportunity, and start early in the right gear, or to preserve momentum instead. Sounds like you have been heading that way pretty well anyway.

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