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Old 12-02-2009, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. I'm new to ecomodder.
When I started college in August and started to pay for my own gas, I started to care more about my fuel economy. I drive a 1997 Acura Integra LS (epa rated 29mpg highway)
Before I was getting 30 mpg consistently.
Now I'm getting 36 mpg consistently.
My best is ~38.25mpg for a tank, and Im still looking to improve!

I just recently started looking into aerodynamics, and I began some work this weekend.

before


after removed wing
shaved rear wiper
removed sunroof visor


in the next week or two, I play on deleting the rightside mirror and possibly lowering the car another couple of inches

I look forward to learning more from this forum

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Old 12-02-2009, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to Ecomodder!!!

Is this what the front of your car looks like?



If it does, I would start by smoothing off the headlights with plexiglass. Holes in the front aren't good for aerodynamics.

Tell us about your daily commute. Whatever it is, you're doing an awesome job already!!
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Welcome to EM! Automatic or Manual transmission? RH77 knowz a lot about your Integra.

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Welcome to Ecomodder!!!

Is this what the front of your car looks like?



If it does, I would start by smoothing off the headlights with plexiglass. Holes in the front aren't good for aerodynamics.

Tell us about your daily commute. Whatever it is, you're doing an awesome job already!!
yep, thats my front end. how would the plexi affect lighting?
I was also thinking about using a 98-01 front end because the lights aren't as recessed. (possibly better aero?)

my commute is 50 miles highway ~8 miles city
Ill drive anywhere from 360 miles to 420 miles a week which is why mpg have started mattering to me a lot more. haha

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I'm not sure how it effects lighting because my headlights are ok as is. Anyone out there with headlight covers seen any issues?

Here's a how-to: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...-how-4360.html

You're numbers are so good already that I assume you know the basics of ecodriving on the highway, but what speed do you cruise at on the highway?
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I'm not sure how it effects lighting because my headlights are ok as is. Anyone out there with headlight covers seen any issues?

Here's a how-to: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...-how-4360.html

You're numbers are so good already that I assume you know the basics of ecodriving on the highway, but what speed do you cruise at on the highway?
for the most part
60mph
any slower and Id get ran over

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