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Old 10-11-2011, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all! I'm Joe. Stumbled across this site when I was describing my driving style to a buddy to explain how I was getting well over EPA rating for my Civic when he brought up the term hypermiling. I had never heard of it until last weekend but so far I'm digging this site. A lot of helpful info and this last fill up I did was my highest yet and I hadn't even learned some tricks from here til halfway through a tank. Hoping for 40+ !

Anyways my car is a 2007 civic Si. Only mods I have are ones I did a long time ago and probably not the best for MPG but it doesn't seem to be hurting too much:

Injen Short Ram Intake
GReddy Sport RS 60mm Exhaust system
16" OZ Superleggara rims

The rims I like they are definitely way lighter than the stock ones. As for future mods I plan to pretty much just keep it as it is, except I have ordered the Scangauge II.

Probably next spring I might look into seeing if I can find a mid 90s DX as a daily driver since it seems many are getting 50+ MPG out of those with little to no mods.

Anyways, glad I stumbled upon this website!

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Old 10-11-2011, 11:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome! Nice little Civic community developing on ecomodder!

As a driver of one of those DXs you mention, I can tell you I LOVE my car BUT I'd still prefer the sixth gen HX, the fifth gen VX, or the old CRX HF. If you get a DX, go for the hatch because it apparently had better FE gearing than the sedans and coupes. Avoid LX and EX. Gearing is the worst among the Civics for FE. I plan to swap my DX final drive gear at some point (with an HX or VX if possible).

Welcome!

BTW, there are some mods you can do that won't change your look at all, or make it kinda cooler. An undertray cannot be seen at street level, for example. Tire pressure changes are not visible. Injector kill switches can be hidden very well.

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Hey all! I'm Joe. Stumbled across this site when I was describing my driving style to a buddy to explain how I was getting well over EPA rating for my Civic when he brought up the term hypermiling. I had never heard of it until last weekend but so far I'm digging this site. A lot of helpful info and this last fill up I did was my highest yet and I hadn't even learned some tricks from here til halfway through a tank. Hoping for 40+ !

Anyways my car is a 2007 civic Si. Only mods I have are ones I did a long time ago and probably not the best for MPG but it doesn't seem to be hurting too much:

Injen Short Ram Intake
GReddy Sport RS 60mm Exhaust system
16" OZ Superleggara rims

The rims I like they are definitely way lighter than the stock ones. As for future mods I plan to pretty much just keep it as it is, except I have ordered the Scangauge II.

Probably next spring I might look into seeing if I can find a mid 90s DX as a daily driver since it seems many are getting 50+ MPG out of those with little to no mods.

Anyways, glad I stumbled upon this website!
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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BTW, there are some mods you can do that won't change your look at all, or make it kinda cooler. An undertray cannot be seen at street level, for example. Tire pressure changes are not visible. Injector kill switches can be hidden very well.
Okay I'll check that stuff out.

I know I need better tires for FE, however its getting toward the rainy season up here in washington (aka not august of sept) so will probably keep the all seasons on til spring. I'll try raising the pressure some they're only at about 30-32. As for an under tray I did see that I'll have to find a shop up here that can fabricate something like that and see how much it runs.

Thanks for the tips!

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