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Old 12-11-2006, 08:48 AM   #11
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I'd like to get 50 MPG and use less than 10 gallons. Also, I might fancy making a few bucks and opening a bank account called the "EV Fund."
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Old 12-11-2006, 12:52 PM   #12
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have a few 40 mpg tanks. also be in top 10 for percentage above epa
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Old 12-11-2006, 01:15 PM   #13
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With the new car I would like to get a 700+ mile tank. I did mange to get one at 601 before the weather conditions went sour. On that tank I had approximately .5 gallons left in the tank. I would also like to get consistent 55 mpg tanks.
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Old 12-11-2006, 01:17 PM   #14
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My FE goal is to raise my highway numbers by 5-10% above current (for the same speed).

What about mods, people?
Also... get the Forkenswift on the road. (Winter project)

And make a recumbent bike or trike. (Could also be a winter project.)

Man, that's a lot of stuff.

Not committing this to next year, but I happen to have a spare 1.0L head, which I could have milled down slightly for more compression...
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As far as mods go, I have some FOG units on order. I am getting a FOG warmer and the FOG squirter.
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Old 12-11-2006, 02:02 PM   #16
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I'd like to average 44 MPG in the camry over a 12 month period. The winter months are hard though because I am driving on snowy dirt roads and it seems like 35 MPG is all that is possible.
If I stay with this car I would like to do a belly pan in the spring and rear wheel skirts...but ideally I will buy a civic CX or VX in the next year and start working with something a bit lighter and with a smaller engine.
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Old 12-11-2006, 02:09 PM   #17
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P.S. Matt- where'd my link to the "Lambo" go?
I think you removed the title of your garage entry. Go edit it and resave it. It should fix it.



As for my goals:

2006 Goals (still in progress)

1) Send Darin that XFi cam
2) break 50mpg on at least one tank on my trip down to SoCal in a few weeks. I think 45 is more realistic, but I can dream, eh?
3) Finally get the damn Scangauge calibrated. It keeps reseting before I can go through a tank, so I need to do the unplug/replug routine ever so often.

For 2007:

1) make rear wheel skirts for the Fit, and maybe mass-produce them.
2) have at least 3 50mpg tanks
3) Have at least one 90-day average of 40+MPG

My 2007 goals seem rather low, but honestly, I drive a station wagon.
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Old 12-11-2006, 03:43 PM   #18
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I'd like to get to 57mpg, which would be a solid 10mpg improvement.

Other things I want to get done (copy and pasted from my Garage entry):

Moon Eyes wheel covers, rear fender skirts, twin water temp sensors running in parallel, rebuilt and ported head from 3Tech with 10.5:1 compression, economy cam from 3Tech.

Wishlist: Alternator cutout circuit, clear plastic (polycarbonate?) rear boattail spoiler, full-length belly pan.

Another idea I've been kicking around is replacing my tranny with one from a 4-cyl Metro, then swapping to 175/50-13 tires. The smaller diameter tire would almost perfectly compensate for the change in the final drive, which means my overall gearing would remain the same. Since the smaller diameter tires would lower the car about 1.5 inches, I should see some aerodynamic improvement. This should help my FE.
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Old 12-11-2006, 03:54 PM   #19
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Average 50+ mpg over 90 days. Add at least a partial belly pan & some other mods i'm kicking around.

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Old 12-11-2006, 04:27 PM   #20
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1) Send Darin that XFi cam
Woohoo!!

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1) make rear wheel skirts for the Fit, and maybe mass-produce them.
That would be cool. I've thought of doing the same for the Metro crowd, but then I thought shipping thin fiberglass wheel skirts would make it too expensive/much of a hassle.
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