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Old 04-12-2014, 12:10 PM   #181 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by pgfpro View Post
I agree with what your saying, but I do love the idea of them bringing awareness of fuel efficiency to the younger crowd. Now I would like to challenge them, and have them show what you can do by implementing fuel efficient driving techniques to this vehicle? This would be awesome, to bring some attention of saving fuel to a their already younger captured audience.

Fuel efficient mods opens the door to their advertising supporters. This could be the next big business for the import suppliers if the would just create a already needed demand for fuel efficient products aero mods, LR tires etc (not snake oil crap)
Exactly, it also gives us credibility. They will also have access to items and test methods beyond the average EM member (they don't get rid of project cars normally). This will be good for separating the unicorns out.

To those complaining of the cost of the items: The quality and craftsmanship of the some of the items gives us something to shoot for in our own fabrication.

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Old 04-13-2014, 12:30 AM   #182 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ausias View Post
and also instead of painting the car they need to wrap the car in carbon because this will increase the apparent performance.
Wrapping is lighter than paint, one of the ultra light performance cars comes wrapped for this reason. So it will increase actual performance/economy too
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:49 AM   #183 (permalink)
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Seems like this was a ploy to fill space on their pages with text and pictures of an incomplete project before they dropped in an over enthusiastic weedeater engine in what will no doubt be an attempt at max track speed or 1/4 mile times, in slow motion.
Sad thing is I lived over in japan for many years, went to a lot of street races and you want to know how many honda civics I saw line up, zero owned by Japanese nationals.
If I did see a honda civic pull up to the starting line it was driven by some 6 foot tall white boy or black guy, a fellow air force member and they were promptly slaughtered.

The airmen would race each other around the chemical plants north of base or by the docks near base.
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Originally Posted by oldtamiyaphile View Post
Wrapping is lighter than paint, one of the ultra light performance cars comes wrapped for this reason. So it will increase actual performance/economy too
So, I should do that on my black Civic instead of white Plasti-dip?
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as you should know wrapping your car with carbon vinyl does the same as carbon fiber.

you will need white carbon vinyl wrap so your car will reflect more light, add horsepower at the same rpm and you will save fuel also.

you should sandblast all the body in order to save weight. maybe it will rust, but natural produced holes enlighten your car and will permit a better air flow.

Otherwise, if you want to white dip your car and being ecofriendly and save the planet, you should think dip in batter your car. It will save money, it will reflect the sunlight and it will be non-chemical bio-green white coat.

It is mandatory to improve performance and BSFC adding stickers with red H, type R, VTEC and Mugen Power (in japanese they add more torque and power).
the wrap + stickers and maybe without exhaust. your car will look Fast and people will get Fourious.


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Old 07-01-2014, 08:00 AM   #186 (permalink)
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Awesome project, awesome results.

I'd love an eg hatch with those mods, that tune is to die for 100whp with a vtec e!

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