Figure I'll set up a little thread here to keep all the crap in one place.
I bought this for cheap last summer to keep the Rabbit out of the snow, which never came. This Probe has driven from Minnesota to Detroit to Grand Rapids to Flint to Atlanta, MI and back to Minnesota. It's got around 191,000 miles. I replaced the alternator in the school parking garage this spring. I got to have a photoshoot with a scantily clad lady lying on it in the Detroit ghetto. I've camped in the car and gotten pulled over in multiple states. There are lots of memories in the Probe already... but on with the facts.
1992 Ford Probe GL 2.2L 12V 5spd
And before anyone asks, that's not cardboard- it's corrugated plastic campaign signs.
Ecomod list, all done by me of course:
partial belly pans, front and rear
flat wheel covers
front air dam
front wheel flares
side mirrors deleted
rear wheel skirts
antenna moved to interior
rear seat delete
all rear interior panels removed
rear seatbelts and retractors removed
24" partial boat tail
full belly pan
revised front end with low stagnation point
rad fan indicator light
Front wheel skirts
OG thread http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...obe-18508.html
EPA: 21/28 combined:24
Lifetime average as of right now: 39.2
Dazzle by Tyler Linner, on Flickr
Photoshoot by Tyler Linner, on Flickr
UFO Recovery Bureau by Tyler Linner, on Flickr
Love it or hate it, it exists and that makes me happy.
It's going on insurance in a couple weeks so I need to get my butt in gear and fabricate the boat tail. It should improve aero by around 20% and MPG by around 10% (at 55mph, more at higher speeds). That should give me tank averages around 44mpg for steady cruising at 60mph.
I want to get this thing's aero to the point that I don't have to do engine off coasting, pulse and glide and all that stuff to get lower 40's on every tank. I will definitely continue to coast with the engine on, drive with load and all that other good stuff.
This car is where some of my automotive whims come to fruition.