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Old 06-03-2015, 08:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello from Nebraska!

Hey everyone! I just started lurking here recently and figured i may as well join. Im trading out my 190,000 1998 Dodge neon for a 2003 Mazda 6i and will be doing some aero mods to it in the intrest of improving my fuel milage as i drive about 65 miles per day for work. Looking forward to talking with all of you!

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Old 06-03-2015, 09:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site mazda6john.

What kind of aeromods did you have in mind?
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I can't stress enough that the first modification is instrumentation. ScanGauge, UltraGauge or just a bluetooth OBD connector going to a phone app like Torque- it doesn't matter. The most important thing for economy is adjusting the nut behind the wheel- all the aero mods in the world can't help you if your right foot isn't using them right.

The good gauges may look expensive, but they pay for themselves fast. A bluetooth connector is pretty cheap and pays for itself even faster- and any of them are going to help any other mods you do have a chance to really help you.

Start a fuel log for the Mazda and keep track, too. Real numbers are always better than what you remember seeing on a display.
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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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Old 06-03-2015, 05:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As far as aero i am planning on extending the factory belly pan farther so it encloses the engine bay and then make one for the rear suspension and bumper. I am going to pick up a bluetooth adapter for the obd port and use the torque app to track realtime milage. I also plan on blocking some of the front end off with blue tape to see what kind of an effect that has on aero.
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Increase the psi in the tires to 40+
See belly pan link in my signature
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well i was really hoping to have some first tank results this week but its not looking like thats going to happen. I have 210 miles on this tank and just now hit 5/8. Tank is a hair over 16 gal
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Having results is awesome. Not having to put gas in the car is even better!
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome! I look forward to seeing your results.
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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First tank results in! Car got 474 miles on 17.01 gal. Airing up the tires to 50 psi tonight for the next tank. I should add, i drive 5 miles city and 25 miles hwy every day so consistancy is not an issue.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Instrumentation facilitates the most cost-effective ecomod: "adjusting the nut behind the steering wheel".

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