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Old 02-11-2013, 09:44 PM   #21
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Links or more info on that?

I know thats a package with the fiesta when I was looking into that model..
I made my own. Check out my build thread or my skid plate thread.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:55 PM   #22
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I made my own. Check out my build thread or my skid plate thread.
Technically the car already comes with an under tray for aero and NVH purposes but the aero is slightly hurt by the fact that its a scrim covered insulator wrapped around plastic hard board vs a sheet of aluminum.

I think I would like the aluminum one as it should theoretically hold up better in the long run as far as from an aero perspective.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:14 PM   #23
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Is it wise to switch to a lighter oil? Wouldn't ford suggest it if it was safe to run it? The new mazda 3's run it so i am sure if ford thought it was safe they'd run it too. The new mazda3's run the engine on high idle for a bit when you first start it, maybe it has to do with the grade of oil.
0W-20 is not less viscous than 5W-20 at engine operating temperatures.

The difference is 0W-20 thickens less as it cools in comparison to 5W-20. This plays an advantage in cooler/cold climates, with a minimal to nil advantage in warmer/hot climates.

The disadvantage of wider viscosity spreads are higher NOACK Volatility and more prone to shearing.
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Technically the car already comes with an under tray for aero and NVH purposes but the aero is slightly hurt by the fact that its a scrim covered insulator wrapped around plastic hard board vs a sheet of aluminum.

I think I would like the aluminum one as it should theoretically hold up better in the long run as far as from an aero perspective.
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0W-20 is not less viscous than 5W-20 at engine operating temperatures.

The difference is 0W-20 thickens less as it cools in comparison to 5W-20. This plays an advantage in cooler/cold climates, with a minimal to nil advantage in warmer/hot climates.

The disadvantage of wider viscosity spreads are higher NOACK Volatility and more prone to shearing.
Will not be messing with oil thickness
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tires are wheels are a big difference 16s or 17a with aero covers is going to add a lot more mpgs across all speeds driving conditions than other mods.
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tires are wheels are a big difference 16s or 17a with aero covers is going to add a lot more mpgs across all speeds driving conditions than other mods.
Interesting statement. Aside from Ford EPA mileage claims, where does this information come from (specific reports, studies, etc.)?
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Going with 17 or 16in lightweight wheels with LRR tires here soon.
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Going with 17 or 16in lightweight wheels with LRR tires here soon.
Light weight wheels may break easier, and lrr tires tend not to hold the road as well typically.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:52 AM   #29
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Light weight wheels may break easier, and lrr tires tend not to hold the road as well typically.
Never had a set, should be interesting
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Never had a set, should be interesting
i have the continental contitouringcontact LRR tires with the aero hubcaps came on car after almost 15000 miles and 9 months, there not that bad never had traction problems on rainy/wet roads, not the best traction in snow but still driveable in 3 inches of snow, most i've seen so far. The cars lifetime average is 36.8 mpg winter gas dropped average down 2+mpg also run ethanol free gas.
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