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Old 09-24-2018, 11:14 PM   #1
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Default 19bonestock88’s 2004 ION-2 sedan “Green Line” build

I wanted to track the build of my car here as well... I’ll cant link link to what I have currently yet, but I will soon, and then add more in later posts




Not gonna get lean burn at cruise like I originally wanted (can’t piggyback tune for it) and likely not gonna make it a BAS hybrid like Buick LaCrosse (e-assist), but do plan on cleaning up aero as much as possible and eventually swapping a higher compression L61 and a FY1 code F23 trans (3.63FD vs the M86 at 3.84)

Stay tuned for link to original build thread and fuel log

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Old 10-01-2018, 10:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: 19bonestock88’s 2004 ION-2 sedan “Green Line” build

It just occurred to me that I can now link to my original build thread and fuel log... I did draw a little inspiration from the “Ion XFE” build on here, which eventually led me to join...

Build thread

https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...ild-35257.html

Fuel log

https://ecomodder.com/forum/em-fuel-...ehicleid=10025

The car isn’t parked for now, due to having to use wife’s car and only being able to insure one at a time for the moment, but I’m currently sorting out a no crank issue and working on more mods to get even better mileage... before I stopped driving it, my 90 day average was 48.7mpg... next summer I’m hoping to get at least 52-55mpg

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Old 10-01-2018, 12:18 PM   #3
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Default Re: 19bonestock88’s 2004 ION-2 sedan “Green Line” build

Was working on rear wheel skirts the other night after I removed seats, as I had this mod before on a car and it gave me a solid 3-5% increase in mileage at cruise (2% engine load reduction at 55mph)...

I made some steel brackets that will attach to the inner fender using the push rivets holding it in... the skirt, which is made of coroplast, will attach to the brackets with push rivets to facilitate easy removal...
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:21 PM   #4
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Default Re: 19bonestock88’s 2004 ION-2 sedan “Green Line” build

i have a feeling the area below the stock rear bumper is a parachute

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06 ion 109k
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: 19bonestock88’s 2004 ION-2 sedan “Green Line” build

It absolutely is, and I plan to make a diffuser from 10mm coroplast to cover the area... the issue is that the bumper cover doesn’t hang as low as the trunk floor so I have to get creative on how to make it without it being overly ugly or “ricey”, and have it clear an exhaust

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Old 10-01-2018, 08:49 PM   #6
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i tried to mock something up a while ago

http://www.imagebam.com/image/89380a429247272

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06 ion 109k
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:14 PM   #7
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Default Re: 19bonestock88’s 2004 ION-2 sedan “Green Line” build

After looking at the picture, I just have to ask,

1. Did it help any with fuel mileage, particularly on the highway?

2. What did you make it out of?

Needless to say you’ve given me a new perspective on how to make my diffuser...

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Old 10-10-2018, 05:55 AM   #8
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Default Re: 19bonestock88’s 2004 ION-2 sedan “Green Line” build

Got bored waiting on my starter and swapped the Recaro seats in, sourced from my non running Redline... they’re stained pretty badly but far more comfortable than the original seats... while everything was out I had the chance to do a really thorough vacuuming too

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