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post #151 of 10786 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 06:27 PM
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I got over 29 mpg!

After almost 2 years of ownership of my '09 FX with a stick and averaging 24-26 mpg, I did an economy run.

My wife was working this evening, I was a bit bored, so I did a solo freeway spin to the outlet mall about 65 miles away. I reset the dash mileage readout just before I got on the freeway, was running Costco regular gas (probably with ethanol) and did my best to hold speed between 60 and 65. Oh yeah, I did change my air filter element yesterday as well.

When I got home, it was reading ~130 miles and 28.5 mpg. I've got 215/70x16 tires on it, so adding 3%, this should be a fairly legit 29.2 mpg.

I passed NOBODY and spent the whole trip being scared to death that I would be rear ended and killed, so I will basically NEVER do that again....but it can be done. My wife has an '07 Civic and a 43 mile 1-way commute (mostly along that same stretch of road), and she regularly gets 34-36 mpg driving 70-80 (bit worse with winter gas).

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post #152 of 10786 (permalink) Old 03-27-2010, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Productive day! The rear sway and whiteline mouting brackets are on the foz! Feels much nicer around corners. And I've got a headache from baking the bugeye headlights! lol. Too much paint fumes for me I guess, but they look beeeutiful! I will put a few pics up tonight.. I also smoked the turn signals on the bugeye as well. Let me tell ya.. Blacking out those headlights takes ALOT of patience! The forester will be either tomorrow or next weekend

yeeeaaahhh!

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oh dear...

i looked at my forester, looked at my mods/maintenance board, actually re-greased the brakes, and then said "BALLS!" and went upstairs to play on the ps3.

1 down, 23 items to go.

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Took it offroading. Washed it. Took it offroading to go mountain biking. I am sooooooooooooooo out of shape.
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Drove it to work, hit a fat jump and jumped over Lake Tahoe, got a car wash, drove home and now I'm going to go take all of my personal belongings out of it because this is the last day I'll be driving it :'(
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Went to West Seattle and shot on the first really beautiful day this year:


I see we have another Apple Wheel Drive guy on the board too!



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alright.. heres a before and after of the bugeye. I must say, I like the dark look on it =)
I got an extra special surprise behind the grill though.... a fancy jerry rigged headlight bracket...:/ Guess I gotta get some EDMs now!? (the car is drrrrty rt now)

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Bumper, taillights, trunk and sideskirt/fender flares




sorry to pic whore... just excited how well the bug is coming together! And just a FYI, baking/blacking headlights is a PITA!!

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Drove it to pick up Jessi for photoshoot, did photoshoot, drove home, then drove Jessi home. lol

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Drove it to pick up Jessi for photoshoot, did photoshoot, drove home, then drove Jessi home. lol

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http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs053...._5095560_n.jpg


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Drove it to pick up Jessi for photoshoot, did photoshoot, drove home, then drove Jessi home. lol

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http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs053...._5095560_n.jpg
Something wrong with that link... won't scroll up!

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I installed my long waited JDM STi scoop & added the write up in my MODding Journal!

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal] ['03 X MODding Journal]

'07 FSXT - COBB Surgeline dyno Protune - Stage 1+
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LOL. We hung out at our house for a while, rode the 4 wheelers, and proceeded to find a giant mudhole. Then I drove her back to her place.

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Something wrong with that link... won't scroll up!

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Haha. "So, I'm going to take a picture of your feet.... I know that sounds odd, but..."

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Haha. "So, I'm going to take a picture of your feet.... I know that sounds odd, but..."
I understand... you have to protect the innocent

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I understand... you have to protect the innocent

Bobby...

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this is true
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This is happening in about 10 minutes but I figure I'll post it now:

Drove from Tahoe to Irvine with my dad to pick up my new car. The end.
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