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Lifetime Fuel Economy: 28.43 MPG(US)
90 Day Running Average: 0 MPG(US)
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General Description EPA Values
Year: 1992
Make: Chrysler
Model: LeBaron
Trim: LX sedan
Vehicle Type : Gasoline
Curb Weight: 3000
EPA City: 18
EPA Highway: 25
EPA Combined: 20
Description
My daily driver, has the 3.0 V6 and manual trans swap, plus aero mods and a few other things. Factory Cd is a miserable 0.4 so I should have lots of room for improvement. Since graduating college, I am now driving a 12 mile commute with 14 traffic lights. Learning the light timing has allowed me to keep beating the new EPA highway number in combined driving and keep the trans in top gear.

EPA ratings are the new estimate with automatic trans (ie: as my car left the factory)
Ratings for the 5-sp are +1 on highway and combined (technically that is for the coupe since the sedans never got a 5-sp option)
old rating with automatic was 20/28
Modifications
Auto -> 5sp swap (3.5:1 final drive)
2.5" free-flowing exhaust
Koni shocks & ST lowering springs
52mm TB (from 47mm)
Rear disc brakes
Larger front brakes
Grille block
front bumper gap fill (removed due to cooling problems)
rear bumper gap fill
lower airdam (from Chevy S-10)
Synthetic oil
Partial rear wheel skirts
front tire spoilers
Paying attention to traffic

cardboard prototype front fender gap fillers (currently removed pending permanant version)
cardboard prototype air dam extension (currently removed pending permanant version)

See my aero mods at: http://rides.webshots.com/album/557657592RszklZ
Planned Modifications
Tire spoilers
Hood vent for radiator air (see Ford GT-40)
Trunk lip spoiler
Vortex generators?
Revised bellypan (better placement and easy removal for service)
Extending underbody coverage (after the bellypan is done)


 

 


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