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Old 05-31-2008, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

I'm new here. Just started tracking fuel economy when I started my new job. The job requires a lengthy commute, so I took the opportunity to start tracking fuel consumption with an eye toward maximizing my mileage for fun.
Although my car is new and I dont want to mess around with too much stuff, I'm thinking of a lower grill block for starters (how can I implement this without too much irreversible damage to the fascia?) and my pet project is to design and make an electronic pitot tube style pressure guage using my new Eng. degree so i can optimize my transport truck drafting. We'll see about that though.

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Old 05-31-2008, 12:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to ecomodder! You should be able to make a lower grill block without causing any damage. If you poke around you'll see lots of people using various set ups. You could throw some moon discs on your wheels, too,
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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welcome J M!

Glad to see a Fit on here, I was just thinking there wasn't any in the garage. I looked at your mileage log and your off to an amazing start, congrats.

My friend has a Fit sport and he can't even break 30

Looks like most of the people on here just install a lightweight plastic like Coroplast with zip ties for a grill block, something like that is pretty easy and would not cause any damage. Search around the forum you'll see what I mean. welcome

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Old 05-31-2008, 10:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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An upper block (of equal size) would probably work better, if it fits your "not messing with stuff too much" criteria.

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Old 06-01-2008, 08:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. Guys have hit 50+ mpg in the Fit without any modifications at all. Check out our 100+ ecodriving tips and specifically check out pulse and glide and driving without brakes. Also, pump up your tires to max sidewall for less rolling resistance and better tire wear. The Fit is a great little car capable of great fuel economy.

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