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Old 09-04-2008, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

Found the site through a link in someones sig from another forum. Looks like a good place to hang out.

I'm driving a 90 VW Jetta with a New 1.6 TD in it. I've swapped out the trans for taller gears and added some different springs to lower it a bit for improved aerodynamics. I've also added big bumpers, side skirts and fender flares for the same reason.

I drove 124 miles a day to get to work and home so having a efficient car is important to me on several levels. I need the mileage to not only save money but to lessen my impact on the environment as well.

Before the engine refresh I was getting a solid 40 mpg but I'm looking for 50.
Looking forward to reading what you are all doing to improve your mileage as well.

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Old 09-04-2008, 04:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to ecomodder!
Sounds like you'll fit right in.
How dare you tell us about big bumpers, side skirts, and fender flares without posting any pictures! I'll give ya a break since you're new.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A fellow commuter !! I feel your pain brother !

Welcome, from a fellow Noob !!
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Pics to follow.


I don't have the flares or skirts on in these 2 pics but this will give you a idea of what I'm working with..








Here is one with the skirts and flares.
I'm not sporting the rack anymore either unless we need to haul bikes.



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