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#16 Old 08-29-2012, 03:55 AM
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What's crazy is that according to fueleconomy.gov, the '93 is only rated at 18/26, what the heck?!? I used to get a consistent 30-32hwy stock and 34-35hwy after bolt ons. Ethanol really did a number on the KA....
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Lastly, for shits and giggles do you happen to have any pics of the Sentra with the grille block?


I used a choroplast grill block, and covered it in a stretchy fabric, probably nylon, to make it look better than just cheap plastic.

Also, you may want to get either a meter that tells you what your current MPG is, or go cheap and get a vacuum gauge. A cheap vacuum gauge can tell you how much load you're putting on the engine, and the more load you're putting on the engine, the worse MPG tends to be.
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Seems.like.itd b a pain.to.change your oil lol, have you looked into e85 conversion?

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The easiest thing you can do though is modify your driving habit. I'm currently driving a car rated at 18mpg getting 24+ solely on driving habit.
I get around 12 mpg on a good day in my buddies sti woooo lol. Driving habit is a huge key to mpg. And it's not just your day to day driving but it's how the car was driven through out the life of the car.

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I used a choroplast grill block, and covered it in a stretchy fabric, probably nylon, to make it look better than just cheap plastic.

Also, you may want to get either a meter that tells you what your current MPG is, or go cheap and get a vacuum gauge. A cheap vacuum gauge can tell you how much load you're putting on the engine, and the more load you're putting on the engine, the worse MPG tends to be.
Look at that sexy sexy car lol. Things like vacuum really do make a difference. But there are so many factors at this point that come into play. I really can't wait to have some fun with aero mods. I know I have been spending more time with the NASA and time attack clubs by me and I have been learning alot. It's almost time for me to get a nice park bench spoiler.
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I used a choroplast grill block, and covered it in a stretchy fabric, probably nylon, to make it look better than just cheap plastic.

Also, you may want to get either a meter that tells you what your current MPG is, or go cheap and get a vacuum gauge. A cheap vacuum gauge can tell you how much load you're putting on the engine, and the more load you're putting on the engine, the worse MPG tends to be.
Mmmm, from what I've been reading one of the biggest improvements you can do is to your driving habits. And the best way to do that is with feedback. So a ScanGauge may be in my future as well.


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I get over 40 mpg on the highway, because I'm not a pussy.

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I get over 40 mpg on the highway, because I'm not a pussy.
You also have 1 more gear and longer gears at that.



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I get over 40 mpg on the highway, because I'm not a pussy.
Real men have boost lol.
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I may have missed it but what do you achive 40mpg with?
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You also have 1 more gear and longer gears at that.

I was more referring to the lack of weight and accessories. Since you don't want to get rid of any luxury items.
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I may have missed it but what do you achive 40mpg with?
See above^^
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only pussies use power steering. shieeetttttttttt. and for the rest of us, we just don't have the pulley dimensions yet



bout that fwd ka life
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then again...u are what u eat....am i right????



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then again...u are what u eat....am i right????
Lol @ Jermaine.

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Filled her up last Friday. I'm gonna run this tank for a week and then fill her up again and then start adding the Marine oil so I'll have a baseline.


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Once I get through this first week of "stock" driving I'll be adding more air to the tires as well as adding the Marine Oil to the gas. Right now I've driven approx 60 miles and the gas gauge has just started to move. I know, not a scientific or exact approach. The other thing I'll have to account for is my new wheel/tire size. OE for me was 205/55/16. This setup is 205/45/17. A difference of 2.53% which I will have to figure into my mileage when calculating fuel consumption.

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I'm curious what you get on average at the half tank mark? If you think about it, let me know please....I think on my best tank after replacing a couple of faulty injectors, I hit about 100 miles on the first 1/4 tank and over 400 total.

Now I get right at 60ish to the first 1/4 tank and 130-150 at the half but only about 200-230 in total so.....

Problem with the 4.08 is that the gearing keeps the rpm high when at low speeds. Even when driving around at 40mph, the rpm is near 2000 rpm though I should check the tire pressure, thanks for the reminder...
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