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Old 06-09-2007, 07:28 AM   #11
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basjoos, 100 mpg is just wonderful. Your car is like a flying needle.
From what you wrote about your front design, I'm considering a further mod to my front. Not a complete horizontal wedge like yours, it's just toooo radical for me at this point.

I'm considering a complete flat near-solid "grill" replacement going across from corner lens to corner lens. Lower edge will be even with bumper's top forward edge and the upper edge will meet the hood. So it's about a foot tall, and has an angle of maybe 30 degrees off vertical. Will have cutouts for the two headlights (each 6"x8") and the radiator + air intake.

Hmm. I could extend the lower edge further forward than the bumper. Would wreck under impact but... the slope angle would change for the better, considerably.

Currently getting +/- 50 mpg in fall weather. EPA is 31/39 so not too shabby. WAI, fuel cutoff switch, full belly pan, smooth wheel covers.

Now driving '97 Civic HX; tires ~ 50 psi. '89 Volvo 240 = semi-retired.
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Old 06-09-2007, 04:00 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by omgwtfbyobbq View Post
That's what ya get for minimizing the drag coefficient with no regard for engine speed/BSFC!
Btw, you should be a gearing change or two away from a 100mpg average.

And Brucepick, maybe you could make your front slope thing out of plexiglass and go in front of the headlights too. kitcar did a little lesson on bending plex in case you didn't see it.

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