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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 5:09 am 
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After putting an XFi transaxle and cam in my Metro, I find that it likes 65mph better than 55 for fuel economy. To keep from drifting down to a slower speed on the flatter sections of highway that I drive fairly often, I put an Audiovox Cruise Control in my Metro. I absolutely LOVE it. It is so nice to just relax and enjoy the ride. I have one in my other Metro also. It wasn't really difficult to instal either.


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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 10:55 pm 
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Post some pics of the install, sounds interesting, I want one for mine

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 1:04 am 
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Is this the unit you installed?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-Audi ... enameZWDVW
How long did it take you to install it?

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 10:27 am 
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How about a bicycle shifter, the thumb operated ones. I have seen them clamped to the shifters in Samurais to control the idle speed. I think they may work as a redneck cruise control.

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 1:08 pm 
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The nice thing about the Audiovox unit is the over rev protection.
As a truck driver, I have a bad habit of taking it out of high gear without touching the clutch.
For example, as I'm slowing down before I get off the freeway.
The first time I did it in the Turbo, when it was in cruise control, the engine hit the roof. :shock: :shock: :shock:
Almost gave me a heart attack.
The Audiovox unit will disengage (supposedly) the cruise control, unlike my factory unit.

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 1:07 am 
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Yes, the CCS100 cruise unit from Audiovox is what I have installed. If you need any help, or have any questions about installing it, I'd be happy to help and give any advice needed. I am sure there will be a few wiring questions that are easy to answer and take only a few minutes to put together, but might take all day to figure out on your own. I'd post pictures, but.... here's my email address for any questions you might have.. kassaq2k@mtaonline.net
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 9:35 pm 
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Metropwr wrote:
How about a bicycle shifter, the thumb operated ones. I have seen them clamped to the shifters in Samurais to control the idle speed. I think they may work as a redneck cruise control.

I did that on my 90 festiva and it gained a couple mpg on the highway... I mounted my on the side of the center console and it worked great when I was traveling between Odessa and houston every week. I averaged 44 mpg with my 90.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:33 pm 
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Shorty wrote:
Metropwr wrote:
How about a bicycle shifter, the thumb operated ones. I have seen them clamped to the shifters in Samurais to control the idle speed. I think they may work as a redneck cruise control.

I did that on my 90 festiva and it gained a couple mpg on the highway... I mounted my on the side of the center console and it worked great when I was traveling between Odessa and houston every week. I averaged 44 mpg with my 90.


Proof it does work, I love it! :D

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