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Old 01-30-2013, 11:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:02 AM   #22 (permalink)
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So it looks like the CR-Z has that same 4.29 final drive. It also has a half-gear taller 6th gear. The entire transmission won't swap because there's an IMA motor in between the engine and transmission. I'm wondering three things. 1. Will the final drive swap over? 2. Will the 6th gear work as a replacement 5th? 3. Where do you acquire such parts???!!

Oh, and the other basic question: $$$
Oh, hello there! The 07-08 Fit has the same 4.29 final drive as well. Much more likely to find one of those.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:59 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Another fill, this time 57.7 mpg / 669 miles.

Highway mileage is a challenge. As best as I can find, the Fit's drag coefficient is 0.33 or 0.34 (Civic 0.32). Being a taller car, it also has a higher frontal area than the Civic (+9%). That's a combined increase of 16% aerodynamic drag. Then there are the gear ratios.
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I'm pondering things. One probable one is the CR-Z's engine under tray. I hear it's a near match. It covers back past the oil pan.

I'd love the Fit EV's wraparound rear spoiler, but the only one I've found is for sale in Japan for $500!

The rear wheels are set pretty far into the wheel wells, making skirts a possibility. At least I could do Phil Knox style front-and-top partial skirts.

Then again, maybe I'll just plan to stay off the highway.
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Yeah, I know.

Oh, and it's 200 lb heavier as well. 2500 vs 2300. All that combined, in the tool, makes for 92 mpg @ 30 mph instead of 103 mpg. To get back to 103 I need to reduce the Cd from 0.34 to 0.27.
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BTW, I'm reading that some of the JDM Fit final drives are much taller: 3.23? That's Civic VX/CX tall.

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