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Old 03-15-2012, 06:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Damn I'm jealous, I'm still looking for a clean VX. 37 mpg in the city is a great start.


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Old 03-16-2012, 08:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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rear shot of vx. We were setting the car up for Autocross. It has frame brace/LCAs/etc. I also put Brembo brakes on the front.

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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FYI, 39 MPG (US) is the VX's official EPA rating for city fuel economy.

Fuel Economy of the 1992 Honda Civic HB VX

So you're not that far off. It's mostly about the driving technique for getting good city MPG.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yes, I know, but I want more! It is quite a challenge to get better mpg numbers. I just swapped the plugs/wires, put in NGK zfr4f-11. I had a zfr5-11 platinum.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I will try higher pressure in the tires next. I am running 35psi front/32psi rear.
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:59 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I will try higher pressure in the tires next. I am running 35psi front/32psi rear.
I just put my summer tires back on my vx and checked the wear, dead even and I've been running them at the full side wall max for the last 3 years that I've owned the car, do a search on here if you want to read more about tire pressure, there are also a few pages dedicated to coasting distance tests and road tests at different pressures and with different tires of the same size but of different types/rolling resistances.
Making sure your car is well tuned and in good running order is a great first step, this includes checking the brakes for drag and alinement.
Next on my list for my civic VX is low rolling resistance tires, to stay with the stock 165mm width I'm hoping to get 14" civic hybrid rims and put 165/65 R14 tires on them, same size as the Honda Insight used.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:09 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Nice find! I need to get something like that.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:40 AM   #18 (permalink)
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My best is 40.44 MPG on the last tank! I put a new (stock) exhaust and it seems to run a bit better.

On a sad note, my BMW 14" wheels were stolen last Thursday. They are E30 BMW mesh 14" x 6" (see pics above). Not sure if they are BBS, but they did work well for the summer setup. The tires were Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec 195/60R14. Summer only compound. They stuck like glue. Please contact me if you see them for sale any place. I have approval to go and get them (with a plain clothes officer). That might be fun! BTW, I am in the Seattle, WA area.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:17 AM   #19 (permalink)
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That sucks about the wheels. Hope you find them.

Up to 40 mpg. Not bad - that's 8% better than your previous best of 37. You should post your VX details & fuel log - Add new vehicle
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:11 PM   #20 (permalink)
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