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Old 05-24-2009, 09:39 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:27 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Hi p3anut - welcome to the forum.

Have you seen the MPGuino? You can get MPG instrumentation for your non-OBDII car in a pre-built kit or build your own DIY style on the cheap if you can solder/follow instructions.

For a highway trip, you know what people are going to tell you: keep the speed down, and aeromods, aeromods, aeromods.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:44 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I read about the MPGuino. Tempted. :-P Speaking of aeromods, anyone reckon slightly lowering my car would help economy much?
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:50 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Define "much".

Lowering is a common trick automakers use when they produce "eco" versions of existing vehicle models.

Lexus claimed a .01 reduction in Cd when their big sedan was lowered 1 inch.

You can see the estimated fuel savings of Cd -0.01 if you use our calculator: Aerodynamic & rolling resistance, power & MPG calculator - EcoModder.com
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:30 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:02 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Well, I'm tempted to lower it for asthetics too. So maybe :P Although that would be kinda ricey so I may give it a miss. I've taken the rear seats and sub out since I'll need the room when I'm away travelling. Even that (maybe 20kg at the most) made a slight improvement to economy. I've been trying to drive more economically too, although it's only just here in the city until I go next Monday.

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