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CO 09 NAH 01-27-2013 06:05 PM

Hello from Colorado!
 
Hello everyone! I am a long time lurker but a first time poster here in Ecomodder.

I am an Electrical Engineer with a co owned consulting firm. I primarily became interested in ecomodding not necessarily for the reasons most people do. My reasons were because I used to do competitive track days and any aerodynamic and efficiency advantage that I was able to use netted quicker overall lap times. Not only because my speed around the course was faster, but because I was using less fuel in the process and I didn't need to pit as often.

My two track cars (which sadly I don't have any more) were a '95 BMW M5 and a '92 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4. I kitted both of these cars with SuperMIDs, front air dams, deck lid extensions, and full under trays. And on the BMW with the high angle windshield I added a cowl cover that attached to the hood and ended just above the windscreen wipers to help decrease the high pressure area that develops there. I had to let both of these cars go due to the economy.

I now drive a 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid, which has given me a lifetime average of 46mpg mixed, and my wife drives a 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid. I haven't made any modifications to the civic (my wife would probably kill me) but I have added a hot air intake and a grill block to my Altima. I plan on doing a full under tray on the Altima once summer sets in.


Anyways, I figured I would introduce myself instead of just lurking around forever.

mcrews 01-27-2013 07:49 PM

Welcome!!
those are some nice avgs!

Have you increwased the psi in your tires?

CO 09 NAH 01-27-2013 07:57 PM

I pumped up the tires as soon as I got home from the dealership, 44psi all around which is sidewall max on the tires.

mcrews 01-27-2013 08:03 PM

good job!I run 44 psi also

CO 09 NAH 01-27-2013 09:59 PM

Thanks, I'm trying everything I can think of. The 46MPG takes a ton of work to maintain.

I am working on overlaying the aerodynamic template on to a stock photo of my car. It looks decent, until you get to the end. Unfortunately I cannot post it here until I have 5 posts. I shall get there shortly.

CO 09 NAH 01-27-2013 10:31 PM

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I think it looks alright, aside from the steeper than I thought rear window angle.


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