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Old 11-03-2009, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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red civic hatch from n.california

reporting in. i just want to save money like everyone else here and function is definitely more important than fashion to me. i've only been lurking here for a couple months now and all i have is a grill block. im mainly focused on the aero and the driving technique aspects of mpg. yea...

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Old 11-03-2009, 10:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thats the plan man. im thinking moondiscs all around in the colder seasons and moondiscs only on the back in the summer because it does get over 104degreess over here. wont my rotors warp if it gets too hot?
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Only if you're braking extremely hard, often or for long durations.

EG: racing; or descending a long, long hill riding the brake pedal.

Answer depends on your driving style. Most people in to fuel economy don't use the brakes as much/hard as the average driver.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome. Is your car a manual or an automatic? I cant help you with aeromods, but perhaps I can show you some driving techniques sometime. I live in the Concord/Walnut Creek area.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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the civic is definitely a good platform to begin with being that it was designed to be an economic car. i was actually first introduced to ecomodding after seeing something about basjoos on a news clip on youtube. its an automatic. not particularly my choice but it was what i needed at the time. im actually an hour out from walnut creek but ill be in town in a couple weeks. maybe we can meet up.
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the civic is definitely a good platform to begin with being that it was designed to be an economic car. i was actually first introduced to ecomodding after seeing something about basjoos on a news clip on youtube. its an automatic. not particularly my choice but it was what i needed at the time. im actually an hour out from walnut creek but ill be in town in a couple weeks. maybe we can meet up.
In Coeur d' Alene Idaho? If so that would be great!
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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no. concord ca. that was actually addressed to sentra ser. sorry. im actually close to the modesto ca are so if anyone is nearby let me know

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