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Old 02-18-2008, 12:36 PM   #11
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LOL, you guys beating me for using the term "drift". Can you imagine a metro "drifting"??? I've always used that term, but I'll keep that in mind now that the japanese culture has overthrown our own...
It's not Japanese culture, they just made it popular.

Oyea, and using the brakes to drift (sliding sideways) doesn't work well at all. it's actually quite difficult to manage that many pedals, somewhat counter productive, and totally unnecessary. If the brakes are used at all, it's to shift the weight to help initiate.

as for the actual subject of the thread, any opening of the throttle plate out of idle will increase fuel flow thus, any coasting faster than the car would travel in gear at idle will result in fuel savings. Pretty easy to manage since most of our FE minded cars have piddly little toys for an engine and won't keep the car moving at idle in higher gears.
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Lol, I like it when its snowy outside and i can go play in the parkinglot near my house. Get it going acouple mph and pull the ebrake and the little car will spin like a top haha. Fun fun...

SO now Im thinking about something else, just for curiosity's sake. Anyone know how many rpms a 1995/Metro/1.0L/manual idles at, assuming it would still be at factory specifications. I have no rpm gauge on my cluster...

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I dunno about your metro but my cressida at warm idle of 650 would be traveling 17 mph. that's 650 rpm, .75 5th, 3.7 final, 205/55r16 (yes I'm enough of a dork I have a whole sheet in excel for this)
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