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pdq54 03-25-2012 07:33 PM

New to forum
 
Hello everyone. I'm glad I found such a great site. A very good read with top shelf advice.
I have a 98 civic 2-door coop with 166K on the clock. My best tank with no mods was 42mpg. It is my 62 mile DD, (half highway miles). I just refilled and got 40 mpg today. I am looking forward to trying some of the hypermiler techniques. I already drive like an old man according to my daughter. A few mods to start with will be radiator block and air dam.
A couple of questions. Is zero toe safe? Will a mini kamm on the trunk deck have much value? Due to WAF (wife acceptance factor) no full kamm or boat tail. Regards, Paul Q

GRU 03-25-2012 07:46 PM

Welcome. Even if a mini kamm helps 1-2% i'd put it on if it doesn't cost much to build.

I just got a 99 Civic Coupe and i was looking at the lines of the car. I think i might just use a sheet of coroplast from the top of the rear glass to the end/top of the trunk

pdq54 03-25-2012 08:05 PM

Thanks for the reply
 
The old ball and chain vetoed the kamm off the roof line. I was wondering if a mini kamm on the trunk deck would have any value? Thanks, Paul Q

larrybuck 03-25-2012 09:57 PM

0 toe might be ok if you don't drive very fast, and don't have to deal w much wind.

One of the cheapest things that might be a fun inexpensive project would be to decrease
or eliminate the outside mirrors especially since if you have a pass. side one.

Plenty of tips on here how to do that. A smaller driver's side can help reduce that flag effect!

Don't be scared to bump up your tire psi. at least by 5psi.

IsaacMTSU 03-26-2012 12:13 AM

Welcome to the forum!

MetroMPG 03-26-2012 10:29 AM

FYI, the 1st generation Honda Insight came with zero toe from the factory. I don't find it a problem at all.


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