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Old 04-03-2012, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello there.

Hi, I am new here, been looking at stuff on the site several times before finally decided to join. I have owned my 1993 Ford Festiva for about a year and a half. Automatic transmission. Been averaging about 32-34 with normal driving, but have seen up to 45 on the hwy. No moddifications currently, just starting to experiment with hypermiling/dealing with lead foot syndrome. would like to add smooth wheel covers and rear wheel skirts and some others.

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Old 04-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for taking the plunge! Nothing to be nervous about here! You have a nice light weight car. I'm sure you'll have fun seeing your #'s go up.

I love going up through the valley between Ogden, and Evanston when I travel through.
Been on other trips to south Utah by motorcycle, and car. Nice country!
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PUMP THOSE TIRES UP!
DRIVE IN YOUR SOCKS FOR SENSITIVITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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welcome!
first thing, pump up the tires.
40-45 is pretty common.
really makes a difference
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Second: Grille Block
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for welcoming me. I just moved here so far I like it a lot. I'm usually I'm pretty good at keeping my tires inflated. And ya I find it kinda fun to see higher mpgs out of each tank. What's a good easy/cheap aero mod to start with?
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Grille block, rear wheel skirts, outside mirror deletions when possible(legal) or downsized, or put inside (check Utah laws)

Make a front airdam from lawn edging found at Lowes, or Home Depot.

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