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Old 04-14-2010, 11:19 AM   #1
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Renewing the quest

I've been away from hypermiling for a bit due to building my race car. I have decided to start hypermiling again and I'm hoping to see a 40 mpg tank out of LV. My approach will be a bit different from before I will not have a tray or any under car mods. I will however completely enclose the front. Tuft testing has shown the rad will get plenty of air from under the nose ala BEEFs cavalier. So a smooth face coming soon. I may also try to put on another MPG rally this summer.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:16 PM   #2
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good luck to you.

you may want to take a little milder approach than I did. I did it for the looks. the plexiglass that I had on it forever did just as good a job and didn't really look that bad.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:49 PM   #3
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use the power of the dark side.. warm air intake, your car will run warmer than other cars because it has a black hood lord vader lol by this I mean sever warmth increase methods, make your own radiator fan switch, and use it less, same with daytime runners at 60 mph you can do 40mpg for sure

I used (wax paper)to stuff holes in the headlights, gorilla duct tape to seal off my radiator.. 40 mpg all day long
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:12 PM   #4
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this weekend I will be restarting the aero nose... yay plexiglass
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:03 PM   #5
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if you do want to dress it up a little, the new krylon fusion tends to stay on it pretty well and it's cheap.
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I like to paint the back side so the color stays put
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:13 AM   #7
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yesterday I taped up the grille 90% and did the same on Casper today I'm driving casper to see if it was a mistake (early subarus have marginal cooling systems).
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the sealed upper grille has made NO difference on coolant temps YAY!! It has however changed the drag enough to show up on the vac/boost gauge. driving @65 on the freeway open grille would run 16" vac now its 18-20" on level ground at 65mph this is a good sign.
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