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Old 04-11-2006, 07:56 PM   #31
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i think rain-x works the

i think rain-x works the best when its pouring down. when its like misting its the most annoying. i keep on toying with the idea of pulling the wipers off.....
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krousdb, although a 500

krousdb, although a 500 pound weight reduction would only yield 2-3 more overall mpg, the benefits to performance would be astounding.

How would you like to drop your 0-60 mph acceleration to around 9 seconds(from like 12?), and still manage 70+ mpg if you maintain a light foot?

You could show many people that fuel economy and better performance could actually go hand in hand if you design for it.

Not to mention, if you eventually cut Cd from to .26, your top speed would be much higher given your taller gearing. Imagine having a 70+ mpg car that can hit say, 140...

After the aeromods, the next biggest benefit you could have would be an engine swap. Get rid of the gas engine, and place in a turbodiesel. Would require a lot of custom fabricating(motor mount, transmission adaptor, ect.), but the potential for 90+ mpg with a 130 horsepower turbodiesel is there if you have the aeromods, LRR tires, ect. in tact.
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:13 AM   #33
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krousdb, although a 500 pound weight reduction would only yield 2-3 more overall mpg, the benefits to performance would be astounding.

How would you like to drop your 0-60 mph acceleration to around 9 seconds(from like 12?), and still manage 70+ mpg if you maintain a light foot?

You could show many people that fuel economy and better performance could actually go hand in hand if you design for it.

Not to mention, if you eventually cut Cd from to .26, your top speed would be much higher given your taller gearing. Imagine having a 70+ mpg car that can hit say, 140...

After the aeromods, the next biggest benefit you could have would be an engine swap. Get rid of the gas engine, and place in a turbodiesel. Would require a lot of custom fabricating(motor mount, transmission adaptor, ect.), but the potential for 90+ mpg with a 130 horsepower turbodiesel is there if you have the aeromods, LRR tires, ect. in tact.
Yes, I have often thought about a deisel in the del sol. But like you say, lots of fabrication and adaptors and stuff. I'm not up to that level of complexity. Not yet anyway.
Now back to weight reduction, can you tell me how to get 500 lbs out of my car? Hell, even 100 would be nice.
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Now back to weight reduction, can you tell me how to get 500 lbs out of my car? Hell, even 100 would be nice. Smiling
Indeed indeed, looking to hear your insight on this topic.
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Now back to weight reduction, can you tell me how to get 500 lbs out of my car? Hell, even 100 would be nice. Smiling
Indeed indeed, looking to hear your insight on this topic.
I BELIEVE that Bunger has his CRX HF down to 1600lbs if I remember correctly. He might be the person to ask about this.
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C'mere, bunger, you're

C'mere, bunger, you're needed!

I hope he hears that.
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I think it is 1730. Give

I think it is 1730. Give me a second to look it up.
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