Advancing the Ecomods
Well, I have effectively shed 77 lbs from my 2010 insight. Spare tire, jack and tools and all the foam around it, all plastic and floor (carpet) in the hatch, back of the rear seats on the passenger side (the "60" of the 60/40 split), all headrests and floor mats (except mine). totaled to 77.4 but I am sure there is some deviation on a common household scale. So far I have also blocked the lower front grille and am using a 62 watt 12V solar panel through a 30amp hour 12v control arm to keep the 12V charged.
My question to others out there who may have done this or would know. Can I put the 1st gen rims and rubber on mine instead of putting on moon caps. I don't even know if moon caps would fit on my rims (I don't have steelies) And I would also question to those who may have done this; wheel fairings for the rear wheels. I see many different formats to doing this online and not sure what the best way to go about it is or which source would be best to follow. And lastly, has anyone put extra sheet metal or plastic underneath to reduce drag; or would lowing the car be better (I do no know how to lower my car) And I don't know if getting a turbo would be better than a phev if I would ever be able to save that much money.
Most of my driving is in the city so maybe these mods would be splitting hairs. I am getting an average in the high 50's for mpg already. But I'm sure they would help on the occasional highway trip. I have looked all over Ecomodder.com and tried to decipher through the posts to figure some of this stuff out but I'm having trouble with it all. Any help or suggestions would be great.
Black 2010 Insight/front air block/solar charger for 12v/spare tire removal/45psi in tires. Best and worst tank 61/42. Jacksonville NC