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Old 07-01-2010, 06:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm sure someone has done it, but I would imagine it would require a pretty powerful motor and a good bit of extra battery capacity to keep from overtaxing the battery. Besides, without hybrid regen you would be getting that electricity back through running the alternator a bit harder, which might end up in a net benefit, but probably not much.

Anyway, as I usually suggest to people looking to mod air conditioning, there's lower-hanging fruit out there, so perhaps play around with aeromods or other things first (or just don't use the A/C )

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Old 07-01-2010, 08:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yea Thats kinda what i was thinking I guess it would just change the configuration of the compressor but it would still just the same hp draw from the engine just through the alternator. I read that you lose energy going through something else and it is more efficient to direct drive it. I bearly ever use the a/c cause i love the outside air and it's to hot to leave the window up so I keep it down but its such a drag.

Anyway I will just forget this for now and focus on the aeromods i'm planning.
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Old 07-04-2010, 06:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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So this is my first post here so hi. I think for the aero mods andrew would be someone to look up.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Well Welcome to the site its alot of help here! I tryed to drive below 1500 rpm and at 60mph on highway and was very disapointed with 39 mpg so not doing that anymore i guess i'll try 2000rpms and 65 mph on highway. I need to update my fuel log but I installed some foglight blocks and drove about 200 miles and my car started overheating so i had to rip them off and I still averaged 43 mpg so no help. So idk whats next now beside getting my vx engine in.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:00 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hey Mrtony, I have recently bought a 04 Civic ex so I was looking through the Civic posts in here and ran across yours. You may want to look at installing those Naca Duct vents somewhere on your car to allow fresh air in.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:23 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Thats a good car what kindof mpg do you get? I looked into the naca duct vent but i think it would cause more drag on my car plus i would have to replace my whole window or maybe remove my side mirror to install one.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:27 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I haven't owned it long enough to get a good read on it yet, 3 fill ups so far I've gotten 35 MPG Hwy doing 81 MPH, 30 MPG 80/20 City/Hwy, and 40 MPG Hwy doing 70 MPH. So it looks like if I keep it 70 ish & below, I should do OK. I really like the style of the car. The color is great for this model.

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