saw this in kickflipjr's sig: "2006 Goal: 35mpg Average: 4 tanks over 40mpg"
good idea. did someone already start a thread on this topic - i.e. what are your fuel economy goals & mods for 2006?
might be interesting reading everyone's plans for the year. lay it on the table and come back in a year to see how we did.
my '06 mileage goals:
- raise my average mileage (hwy/city combined) to above 50 mpg (us) - or 6.8% above current levels
- achieve consistent hwy mpg of 55-60 (US) (@50+ mph, summer temps, calm conditions) - or 10-20% above current - aero mods will contribute most to this goal
- driving style will contribute most to city mpg improvements; paying more attention to pulse & glide / coasting in neutral opportunities
- further aero tweaking (belly pan, skirts, dams, lowering) ... this will give me my expected 10-20% hwy mpg increase
- going to try alternator optional 12v system (solar/plug in) for local driving ... this will contribute to increasing my city mpg
- keep my eye out for lightweight 13 inch alloy rims ... also primarily a city gain
- continue investigating the metro EV project, and proceed if insurance and build cost looks reasonable
My 06 goals:
- combined to over 50 mpg also
- highway to over 60 also
I've got a ways to go so here we go on the mods:
- MPFI from DPFI
- OBD1 from OBD0
- Tuned for MPG
- Manual from Auto
- VTEC-E from nothing
- some sort of blended gas
- drop 150 more pounds somehow (wheels and crap like that)
- Full undertray.
Mine is to get the Integra to get 40 mpg on a combined cycle (80/20).
The TL is another story. Can't decide to keep or sell it. To keep it requires $200 in O2 sensors to get good mileage (the warm-air intake freaked out the ECU -- got 22 mpg (OUCH!). To consistantly get around 30 for the TL is a goal if we keep it.
mine is to get rid of this car. The more gas prices stay up there the more it costs to drive this car. I get paid good money at my job but it requires a lot of driving. If I'm paying $3+ for gas then my job isn't worth it.
By the end of 2006, I would like to have my 5-speed HF transmission installed and the car converted to MPFI & OBD-1. I would like to see consistend 40+ mpg combined. I have no idea what to shoot for when I do my straight highway run.
I think I'm going to wait until 2007 to install the Hondata.
Money is ever tight trying to afford and plan a wedding. I have the Hondata, and it may end up getting installed sometime this year if I can find someone to tune it. My deal with waiting was that I was going to wait to get a PLX M300 wideband for myself to do the tuning, and that will be about $300.
I've seen used widebands go for 150, and you can just turn around and sell them or tune for others, not much loss if you wanna work for it,
I found a used VX wideband on honda-tech for $25. I saw another go for $50 on ebay once. I have one with cut wires in my engine now that I might be able to let go for next to nothing, if you want to splice wires.