Build log and video of our summer project. We put a 2005 Suzuki GSXR 1000
engine in a 1994 Geo Metro.
Sloppy Mechanics Review Devins Fastiva
we take out devins fastiva for the day, Dyno it, test drive it, give our
this is pretty much the epitome of awesome, 200 dollar car, motorswap, turbo kit, what could be more fun than a
tiny 1500lb car with 180rwhp! and tq to match!
green goblin, aka little bastard. AKA fastiva
Turbo Geo Metro vs 5.0 Mustang turbo Geo Metro vs a 94 5.0 Mustang. The Geo started to lean out
badly just before the 1/8th, so i got way out of it. I wound up running a
16.3@73 with a 2.2 60ft, while the Mustang ran a 15.8 @ 89. Had i not
leaned out i probably would have ran a 15.5 or better at 87+.
*I forgot to mention that my stock clutch was slipping ALL of 2nd gear!*
Destroying a Ford Aspire 2: Electric Boogaloo
Even though our Aspire could no longer run/drive, we decided it needed to
be destroyed a bit more. We would have burnt the whole vehicle if we had a
Geo Metro XFi
Ok, so it's not a Maserati or a Lamborghini. Take heed, though, of the car
for sale on ebay, as it is one of the highest mpg stock cars ever to have
been produced in the US.
No, it's not a new high-tech hybrid. Actually it's an older low-tech 1992
Geo Metro XFi!
The car was produced in Canada by Suzuki in 1992. This car PROVES that it
is indeed possible to build low-cost, high mileage vehicles.
Why was the car terminated? In the 90's gas prices were incredibly low by
today's standards. Prices ranged from $.75 to $1.29 throughout the 90's,
with the highest prices in 1991 immediately after the first Gulf War. At
the end of the decade, with the financial meltdown in Asia, we saw prices
plummet to the lowest prices I had ever seen: $.75 for a gallon of regular.
With prices so low, no one needed or wanted tiny, fuel-efficient cars like
the Geo. Everyone wanted huge SUVs. And GM was happy to oblige!
Then came 9/11, followed by the summer of 2008. In September, 2008, I saw
gas prices in my area for $4.15 / gallon.
Sure, one could beat the fuel prices with a Honda Insight or Toyota Prius
and get respectably high mileage- with a $20,000+ price tag, and the need
to replace the batteries after 5 years +/-.
An economical aternative are these little Geos, survivors from a decade in
America when no one wanted or needed these little cars.
The XFi in this video achieved upwards of 55 - 58 mpg on the highway by a
combination of engineering factors: a lightweight body, a manual
transmission and a very efficient tiny 3-cylinder engine.
We did it in the 90's. Why can't we do it again, now, when we need them?
How To: Setting the Timing
How to set the timing on a 3 cyl Geo Metro engine, 1995 - 2001 models.
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