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how to make my car lighter

Old 06-06-2005, 01:05 AM
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I would really like to get better mileage on my 87 Accord, with 124,000 miles on it. I know that I can do the basics to help the engine get better mileage, but what else can I do big time. Is there any big heavy metal stuff that I can take out or atleast replace with aluminum? Any suggestions would be great.
Old 06-06-2005, 02:23 PM
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It all depends on the extent that you want to go do. You could rip out seats, put on expensive light-weight wheels...bla bla bla bla. It's probably a practical car that you use everyday.

-I'd start with an air filter - a K&N drop-in.

-I recommend 91 octane gas - i've always gotten better gas mileage with higher octane and it's worth the money. Not to mention better starts and a smoother running car.

-Not sure if your car is fuel injected..... clean your injectors or carburator.

-Check all of your tire pressure. Make sure they are consistent and inflated. If they are low on air it can dramatically decrease your mileage.

-Clean your throttle body with spray cleaner

There's some stuff to start with.

Old 06-06-2005, 06:24 PM
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Woah i thought u wanted to make ur car lighter? not have it running better.... first of all to top it off if u wanna make ur car lighter get some light rims.... get rid of any un necessary PooP needed. eg. [:@] Air conditioner lol....
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