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Old 09-26-2019, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone! Been lurking on this site for awhile thought it would be time to make it official. Proud owner of a stock 92 Civic VX (Canadian model.). Recently upgraded stock wheels to 1st gen Insights with RE92's and MPG has increased tenfold! Stockers are listed for sale for those interested. I have found this forum very helpful in helping me maximize my car's potential and looking forward to hearing from any other fellow owners on here for tips.



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Old 09-27-2019, 12:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it stock? That looks like a really clean model! What kind of MPGs are you seeing? Be sure to start a fuel log on here to track your progress!

Those Insight wheels look good; they along with the RE92s really are the king for mileage. Do you have any kind of fuel economy instrumentation?

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Old 09-27-2019, 09:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I was getting around 45ish mpg with my stock wheels which is kinda low for a VX. I had a tire with a slow leak so that contributed to it. I also thought something else could be a culprit like possibly a weak fuel pump. But after replacing the wheels with the Insights I could see a huge improvement. I havent refueled yet so I cant do a recalculation, but at half a tank my tripometer reads close to 300 miles! I believe my car has a 10 gallon tank so do the math.

I just signed up so I'm still unsure how to do the tracking and all that. I have a vacuum gauge I'm planning to install and if I can find one an mpguino. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How the heck did you find such a nice VX from Canada? Those things are nothing but distant, rusty memories around most of the country except the west coast.

I'm not sure about finding an MPGuino. I'd try posting in the subforum:
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Did your VX wheels have the RE92's on them, or did they come with the Insight wheels? They're very good tires for MPG.

And the wheel really suits the car!
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Actually I bought the car in Virginia back in 2014. Was about an 11 hour drive, but it was the only running VX for sale in the country at the time. Originally a one elderly owner car, he eventually passed away and it got parked for a couple of years until I bought it. It drove all the way home just fine. Under the hood its got a stamped badge that says made in Canada. From what I understand the better batch of Civics were produced there.
Bridgestone does not manufacture RE92's to fit my VX rims. Thats why I had to hunt down a set of Insights that happen to come complete with some.

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That looks good. Welcome aboard.

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