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Old 06-03-2007, 07:00 PM   #1
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Coast down test.

I did a coast down test today. I used our Rangealturd, Civic and Accord. I posted it on cleanmpg. Anyway heres a link to the thread if interested.

http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/fuel-...ther-4713.html

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I did a coast down test today. I used our Rangealturd, Civic and Accord. I posted it on cleanmpg. Anyway heres a link to the thread if interested.

http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/fuel-...ther-4713.html

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Thanx for putting this up. Even simple tests entail a lot of work. It will be interesting to see what Wayne makes of your results. Let us know.

Now you could temporarily paste cardboard on the whole front of your car and get a decent idea of what it might do. Also rear skirts. I would not discount the importance of aero at low speeds. I have seen results I never would have expected.

I also saw across the board improvement with my 5" air dam and again by adding 3" to the bottom of the 5". Again I did not expect what I got, I had improvement at even low speeds.
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i love our site more now becuse i dont get that one to easy but that is the original i guess
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Interesting results. I doubt that a difference in tires accounts for the difference in coasting on the Civic and Accord. Most likely, the extra mass of the Accord simply provides for more momentum at the start of the run until the aerodynamic forces are reduced. The pickup of course is hobbled from the start.
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Interesting results. I doubt that a difference in tires accounts for the difference in coasting on the Civic and Accord. Most likely, the extra mass of the Accord simply provides for more momentum at the start of the run until the aerodynamic forces are reduced. The pickup of course is hobbled from the start.
The Accord way out coast the Civic. I think there are several things at work here. Weight being one, and the Accord handles the wind good also. Also remember the Accord tires are 9 psi less than the Civics. Also the Accord and Civic were finishing there coast on a up hill grade.

The Accord is still on its OEM Mickeys and the Civic is still on its OEM Bridgestones. The Mickeys are a LLR tire at about a $140 bucks each to replace. The Civic has EL-400's on it. Not that I think the Civic would coast any better on Insight wheels and RE-92's. I sometimes regret not buying a 06 Accord SE Sedan with a 5MT in it.

After all xcel @ cleanmpg is getting mid to high 50 mpg tanks on a box stock Accord EXL I4, 5AT. Same car as the wifes execpt he has leather navi and auto climate control. Drive trade is the same.

Something to be said for those Accords.

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