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Old 01-02-2008, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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stripped down 2000 metro/54.9 mpg

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2567749

check this out, my last project. totally stripped, best tank was 54.9 mpg with some drafting and 55-60 mph.

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Old 01-02-2008, 10:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Joe -

You might want to stick your location with your other for sale ads. You're gonna get asked anyway.
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That's some pretty extreme weight reduction! I'm curious to find out if you weighed the car afterwards (or weighed what you pulled out of it).
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http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2567749

check this out, my last project. totally stripped, best tank was 54.9 mpg with some drafting and 55-60 mph.

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So do you still have the car. Did you put it back together.
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Great work. Have you considered a lighter battery? After that, though you may be at the point of diminishing returns - maybe time to try some engine mods.
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Great work. Have you considered a lighter battery? After that, though you may be at the point of diminishing returns - maybe time to try some engine mods.
Don't forget putting the driver on a diet The healthy way to vehicle weight reduction
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Don't forget putting the driver on a diet The healthy way to vehicle weight reduction
You're right, though it might fall under "adjusting the nut behind the wheel."
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didn't even think about giving my location, duh. i'm in parma, ohio. i'll have to modify that, thanks.

i wasn't able to weigh the vehicle after but i think i had about 250 pounds off. i would drive it without the passenger seat most of the time, no seatbelts-just a 4 point harness, a motorcycle battery might have worked but i didn't try that. i sold the car about a month ago. the big drawback after removing the dash and heater was that last year it was a pain to drive in the winter, the kid that bought it rigged up a oil cooler (?) and ran the radiator heat through it (it comes with a small fan to disperse the heat inside the car), if i would have thought about that i would have done another winter with it. i even took out my door locks and hatch latch and used a bungee for the hood. i went as far as to take out those supports that hold open your door and everything under the hood that wasn't needed. also i ddin't have a muffler for quite a while which saved about 7 pounds. i would average 45 mpg bcause i drive to fast and it would do 70-75 easily (3 cylinder). next project will be a chevy sprint or an awd toyota.
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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