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Old 09-12-2015, 06:27 PM   #461 (permalink)
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Update 9/12/2015: The OG VX Goes in for a State Inspection



Two minutes after pulling in: did not pass.

BUT THEN...




....and.....



...and then: PASSED!

An eco-modder always arrives to an inspection prepared

That is all.
Lol! You going to remove it now that you passed?

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Old 09-12-2015, 06:32 PM   #462 (permalink)
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Lol! You going to remove it now that you passed?
Ha! It was removed before I backed the car out of their shop. It was on the VX for about 3 minutes, which included our 2.5 minute discussion on ecomodding.
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:00 PM   #463 (permalink)
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...and then: PASSED!

An eco-modder always arrives to an inspection prepared

That is all.
Oh c'mon!
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Old 09-18-2015, 08:22 AM   #464 (permalink)
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Oh c'mon!

Haha! "No duct tape was harmed in the making of this post..."
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:01 AM   #465 (permalink)
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LOL! That's great! You think like I do... KNOW YOUR CAR and BE PREPARED.
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:32 PM   #466 (permalink)
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Update 9/20/2015- The OG VX is for sale.

Yep, see the link below.

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post494099

For fun, here's a "before" and "after". This build has been a blast! Hoping to sell the OG VX to another Ecomodder member or hypermiler. It's the best car I've ever owned, and my favorite project to date.



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Old 09-23-2015, 02:39 PM   #467 (permalink)
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Daniel, I've been meaning to ask you if you could do coastdown testing to determine your VX's coefficient of dragand coefficient of rolling resistance. I have always wanted to know how effective your aero mods were in a numerical sense. Finding a flat section of road out in the Piedmont may be asking too much though lol.

Here is how me and basjoos did it -> Measure the drag coefficient of your car
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:08 AM   #468 (permalink)
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Daniel, I've been meaning to ask you if you could do coastdown testing to determine your VX's coefficient of dragand coefficient of rolling resistance. I have always wanted to know how effective your aero mods were in a numerical sense. Finding a flat section of road out in the Piedmont may be asking too much though lol.

Here is how me and basjoos did it -> Measure the drag coefficient of your car
Uh-Oh BabyDiesel...I started to read that article and my brain began to explode. I'm afraid I have more capacity for painting than I do testing.

However, your welcome to come and take the VX out while I'm working one day or out with the family. I'm completely fine with it, really. I'm very curious myself. I'm just not scientific enough to put together an accurate report.
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:25 AM   #469 (permalink)
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Funny you mention that... I'll be out in Charlotte sometime soon with work I'll have to take you up on that offer!
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Update 9/29/2015- Signing Off

I'm signing off here for the thread. It's been a great year for me with this project, a time I will always treasure. 13 months, pages worth of thread updates, hundreds of labor hours and dollars, and nearly 90,000 views across two major car forums later, "Stage Two" as I came to refer to it, was completed on this VX. Stages Three and beyond are now the responsibility of the cars GREAT new owner. It was important to me to sell the OG VX to someone who appreciated the car, and who had the will-how to maintain the project and perhaps take it forward. I am happy to report that we have a new owner whom will do just that.

It was a bit surreal watching the VX pull out of my gravel driveway. As I reflect, I am blessed to have the support of the many members of the EcoModder.com forum. For, without this, I never would have made it this far with my project. I also appreciate the feedback and support of the Honda-Tech.com community. My whole premise to this build and threads was not to make the most fuel-efficient Honda. But, rather, to spread knowledge to the Honda tuning community of a NEW platform/genre by which Honda enthusiasts can modify within. I wanted to build a Civic that looked great, was unique, and performed well within the eco genre. I believe I have accomplished that goal. Ecomodding and hypermiling isn't for everyone. But, I have found them both to be incredibly: fun, well received by the general public, financially rewarding, unique/different, incredibly challenging, and all-around AWESOME.

I got to drive the OG VX for only about 15 hours worth of seat time after completing the final work on my Stage II goals. But the results were well worth the effort. I was driving with a HUGE smile on my face; people were (literally) leaning out of windows and/or stopping traffic to film me on the roadways; I witnessed a constant drone of people (all ages) swarming the car at it's first outing at Cars and Coffee in Charlotte; I achieved 72mpg highway/62 city summer averages, with minimal effort and absolutely no EOC work, nor engine-off at idles.

A final result was a sale so quick I could hardly keep up with the texts I was receiving. The VX sold on Sunday, just a few days after posting it on CL. I got an incredible response there. Even a few "Man, this things awesome, just wanted to let you know" types of messages from people.

I'm blessed by the sale, as it will help my family with other goals we have.

And finally, after 10 years of steady Honda modification, 5 all-out Honda projects completed, 2 Honda Tuning Magazine prints, and a bevy of build threads, I'm going to take a break for a while from auto customization and documentation. I intend to focus more on my relationship with the good Lord who has blessed me tremendously, my wife, my children, paying down some debt, and settling into our new home.

I bid you all adieu, and "OG ____ " will likely be back in the years to come with a new thread at a forum near you. As with all of us car-heads, my next project is already mapped out for when that time comes. This project will be a blast and it should really stretch me beyond my current comfort zone.

Until then...

Thank YOU for ecoTuning in!

Signing Off,
- Daniel T. (AKA: OG Wagon, OG RSX, OG CD7, and OG VX)




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