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Old 02-21-2016, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New to eco modding....

Hey guys, I have been lurking on here for about a month now and decided to join up after reading some of the projects on here. I have a 2013 Camaro LS it's an automatic that's not great for mileage but redeems itself as it came from the factory with 2.92 gears in the back. It's stickered by the EPA for 25 city and 30 highway. Which I have achieved during the summer being careful as my commute is around 65 miles round trip with 90% highway. I am looking to adapt some of the tricks the Camaro SCCA cars use to smooth out the front end.

I have some pictures to post but I have to create a new photbucket account. Hope everyone had a great weekend.

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Old 02-21-2016, 10:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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welcome!
Get a scangauge (see thread in signature)
Pmp up the psi to 40+

thank goodness for tall rear gears!!!
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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 02-22-2016, 09:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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Old 02-22-2016, 12:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here is the car's front end currently:



Here are some of the race Camaros:





I plan on adding fog lights and while I'm at it I'm going to flush the front end using lexan/plexiglass as a cover, along with a lower grille block. The headlight covers are going to take a little longer as I want all of this to be removable without drilling into the bumper itself. I'm finishing a masters degree (mechanical engineering) and after that I will start to develop some active aero components. Starting with the upper grille between the headlights that can be either closed or opened based on speed or manual override if temps start to climb in the summer. The lower grille block also turned to an active component along with the bottom chin diffuser having an extension that will lower at speed when potholes are not a concern ALA 3000GT. I also plan on doing a full belly pan and am fortunate that the 2014 Z28s front belly pan is bolt on and only 90$ more expensive than chloroplast, but time saving.



I will be getting a scan gauge hopefully in the next few weeks after tax returns. Happy hypermiling everyone!

My goal for 2016 is to achieve 40mpg in my Camaro.

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Old 02-22-2016, 12:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry guys forgot about post restriction for adding pictures.
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Updated pics to post #4.
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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nice belly pan.
I used lexan as mt grillblock on my Q45 so you could still see the factory grill!
aI actually used lexan on one set of rear fender covers!
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ECO MODS PERFORMED:
First: ScangaugeII
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eii-23306.html

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 02-24-2016, 09:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'd suggest making a garage entry for the car (click garage up top) and starting a fuel log.

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