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Old 11-13-2010, 08:17 PM   #21 (permalink)
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An automatic in a Miata just ruins the car in my opinion.

my shoulders sometimes cramp or tighten up after
training BJJ submissions or doing 100lb Dumbell Shoulder Presses

ive had a few manual cars over the years (miata included)
and ive learned from my experiences



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Old 12-03-2010, 11:36 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Awesome posts, now I need to work on my driving skills with my Miata daily commuter and see if I can get past 30mpg with my newly learned skills!

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Old 12-03-2010, 11:38 PM   #23 (permalink)
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You can do it I'm sure. I've been getting about 34 average lately with terrible weather conditions.
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I've had my cold air intake installed for several tanks now and haven't noticed any negative effect on economy. In fact I had my best tank to date 38.9 mpg.
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I've had my cold air intake installed for several tanks now and haven't noticed any negative effect on economy. In fact I had my best tank to date 38.9 mpg.
Try disconnecting the cold air intake and just filter some warm air comin up off the manifold. I think you'llbe suprised

BTW I am routinely getting 42-44 mpg with my '97 miata.
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As soon as I get my MPGuino installed I'll do some testing of stock, CAI, and WAI
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I've had my cold air intake installed for several tanks now and haven't noticed any negative effect on economy. In fact I had my best tank to date 38.9 mpg.
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It's been a while, okay a couple years. Still driving the Miata, but lately my mileage hasn't been so great. Partially because I've been driving almost 100% city, but I'm sure I can do better. I just installed my MPGuino, after having it for for over 2 years. Only done about 25 miles with it, but I can already tell it will do wonders for my mileage.

Other than that I have lowered my car a few inches about a year ago. Now that it's warmer out I'm running wider stickier tires on wider lower offset wheels, so I'm sure that's not helping, but 200 treadwear tires are too much fun.
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Deleted my power steering and air conditioning the other day. MPGuino is reading about 3 mpg higher, but it could just be the warm weather. I'll have to wait a few fill ups to see how much difference it actually makes. First impressions are good though. Oh, and my car is now 45 lbs. lighter so that's nice too!
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All this stuff is now out of my engine bay! And today I filled up for the first time since I installed the MPGuino and removed the PS and AC. 36.6 mpg! This is my best tank in about 9 months, and the AC and PS were still in the car for the first 40% of the tank. I averaged over 40mpg for a 60 mile trip to the coast (with the top down and extreme performance summer tires on), and I've had some short in town trips in the upper 30's too since deleting the accessories.

Having the MPGuino there constantly reminding me to hypermile and giving me feedback on what I'm doing is immensely helpful. My mileage improvemnet without the AC and PS was immediately noticeable too.

I've been thinking about making an undertray quite a lot lately, but my car is already so low it scrapes if I don't pull into my driveway just right. I might have to wait until I move, or raise my car a bit.

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