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Old 07-17-2010, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello from East TN

Hey all my names Steve and I've got a passion for 4th generation (88-91) Honda Civics. Currently I have an 89 4dr and hatchback the 4 door is my high mileage car ~38 mpg avg with an auto tranny no less. The hatchback is a beast that I've gone the wrong way with as it has a JDM 2000 MY Type R engine and tranny in it and only squeaks out 24mpg if I drive it normally (hard to do when it spins the tires so easily. I also have an 07 Silverado that I would like to improve as well.

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Old 07-18-2010, 09:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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First and foremost is getting the cars rolling resistance down. I'd like to find some of the smaller (narrower) Civic STD rims that are fitted with the 155/80 13" tires. I think they are 5" rims instead of 5.5". I had an STD with an Si (1.6l) engine and tranny that got 40mpg no matter how I drove.

Next, I imagine that if I convert this car (89 4dr) to a 5 speed with the DX gearing and MPFI fuel injection and get the lean burn ECU from the later Y7 OBD1 engines (CX) I would think that 50+ would be no problem?
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