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#1 Old 01-28-2013, 08:51 PM
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2012 sonata Hybrid lowered

has anyone else thought about lowering there hybrid i did mine
and i love it gas milage as gone up about 2 to 3mpg more
and i drive hard up to 80 miles a day and at 80mph i am doing 35 mpg and before was my best 32mpg
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Darn nice lookin car, black with the dark tint.. MMMmmm, like the lowering idea but not for an Ohio daily driver.
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has anyone else thought about lowering there hybrid i did mine
and i love it gas milage as gone up about 2 to 3mpg more
and i drive hard up to 80 miles a day and at 80mph i am doing 35 mpg and before was my best 32mpg
wow! I like it.. what did you use/how did you do it? better mpg because its lower?
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Looks Good!

Lowering definitely has the potential to improve fuel economy, although I have to say I am surprised by the amount of improvement you have seen. The high speed you report may be the reason for the more dramatic improvement.

I, too, am interested in what you used. I have seen on the regular YF Sonata board where several people have lowered their cars, but I would be interested to hear what you got to work on the Hybrid.

Touring the greater Houston area and trying to save a little gas doing it!
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I don't understand it, if lowering the Sonata has such a good/better effect on gas mileage then why doesn't it come lowered from the factory/stock?
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Looks Good!

Lowering definitely has the potential to improve fuel economy, although I have to say I am surprised by the amount of improvement you have seen. The high speed you report may be the reason for the more dramatic improvement.

I, too, am interested in what you used. I have seen on the regular YF Sonata board where several people have lowered their cars, but I would be interested to hear what you got to work on the Hybrid.
I am a VW tech and theres nothing to it it took me about 1 hour to get them installed and i usedManufacturer Part Number: 4246.140 Eibach Pro Kit it's the same for the other sonatas
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wow! I like it.. what did you use/how did you do it? better mpg because its lower?
well all i can say that it fells like it doesn't take much to get it going
and handles better and i'm very hard driving i trader my 2011 sonata
with 65k for this one
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I really dig the window tint. I'd like to do mine, but have had such bad luck in the past with crappy installs that bubble after a year and distort.
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While lowering a car will help FE somewhat, one would need more data over multiple tanks of gas to see what the actual impact would be. It's normal to see 3-4 MPG swings from tank to tank just based on driving or weather conditions. Check my Fuelly page, I had a 6 MPG difference between my last two tanks due to the cold snap we had last week. I often see 5-10 MPG swings in short segments just based on wind direction.

That said, I like the lowered look. I thought about lowering mine but probably not a good idea for my occasional drive through six or more inches of snow! Need that ground clearance!


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While lowering a car will help FE somewhat, one would need more data over multiple tanks of gas to see what the actual impact would be. It's normal to see 3-4 MPG swings from tank to tank just based on driving or weather conditions. Check my Fuelly page, I had a 6 MPG difference between my last two tanks due to the cold snap we had last week. I often see 5-10 MPG swings in short segments just based on wind direction.

That said, I like the lowered look. I thought about lowering mine but probably not a good idea for my occasional drive through six or more inches of snow! Need that ground clearance!
you got a point there i live in Sarasota Florida temp here it about 70 to85f the coldest as been 45 and i do use more gas when cold i filled up this passed sunday today is wendesday night 3 day going and coming bcak home its 37.8 miles each way and i still got 3/4 of tank full and i kind like the way the car runs right now and i would not have done it if i lived up there too
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