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Old 12-14-2016, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EcoModder's top 25 most popular threads of 2016!

I love these year end retrospectives.

(OK yeah, I realize the year's not over, but unless something amazing happens in the next week or so, I think this is safe to post).

These are the top 25 threads that got EcoModder members yacking in 2016, based on number of replies.

See also: Most popular threads of 2015!

Without further ado...

1) The Firebrid Hybrid Convertible Project (Prius platform swap)
90113 views ... 327 replies
Started Feb 9, 2016, by Bill the Engineer in Hybrids



2) Feasability of going from gas to only electric
10928 views ... 296 replies
Started Mar 3, 2016, by Isaac Zackary in Fossil Fuel Free

3) Range anxiety is overrated
9211 views ... 246 replies
Started Aug 23, 2016, by botsapper in Fossil Fuel Free



4) 2000 Insight 5 speed repair & build thread
9552 views ... 187 replies
Started May 5, 2016, by Daox in EcoModding Central



5) Uh oh, first reported... (Tesla autopilot crash fatality)
7126 views ... 184 replies
Started Jun 30, 2016, by botsapper in General Efficiency Discussion

6) Got me an Insight...

15226 views ... 182 replies
Started Apr 8, 2016, by NoD~ in EcoModding Central



7) 1st Gen Toyota Tundra Aeroshell Build
15089 views ... 161 replies
Started Aug 12, 2016, by Macskyver in Aerodynamics



8) cheaper to operate than an electric car?
4718 views ... 157 replies
Started Oct 28, 2016, by sheepdog 44 in General Efficiency Discussion

9) Firefly Electric Conversion
32420 views ... 145 replies
Started Jan 4, 2016, by Stubby79 in Fossil Fuel Free



10) Another METRO Project
8469 views ... 131 replies
Started Aug 12, 2016, by MPGeo in EcoModding Central



11) Cowmeat learns to drive the Volt

6291 views ... 128 replies
Started Oct 3, 2016, by cowmeat in Hybrids



12) Hydrogen on demand system?
5756 views ... 110 replies
Started Jun 23, 2016, by spacemanspif in The Unicorn Corral

13) New Car Buyers
5242 views ... 102 replies
Started Mar 9, 2016, by redpoint5 in The Lounge

14) How the Prius wastes fuel
4689 views ... 101 replies
Started May 24, 2016, by EVmetro in EcoModding Central



15) AirFlow Truck Company StarShip Aero
8819 views ... 93 replies
Started Apr 7, 2016, by Shepherd777 in Aerodynamics



16) Do people ever get really pissed off at your Eco driving??
7660 views ... 89 replies
Started Jun 24, 2016, by fearlessjoe in Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed

17) Fess up: are you an automotive hoarder? (Eco-cars or not)
5104 views ... 88 replies
Started Jul 21, 2016, by MetroMPG in The Lounge



18) Nikola Motor Company reveals its class 8 tractor design (EV/serial hybrid)
6582 views ... 86 replies
Started May 10, 2016, by RustyLugNut in General Efficiency Discussion



19) Insight edges closer
5658 views ... 82 replies
Started Mar 26, 2016, by aerohead in Aerodynamics

20) oil / gasoline price watch
6896 views ... 82 replies
Started May 4, 2016, by MetroMPG in The Lounge



21) Aero My Accord??
4510 views ... 82 replies
Started Oct 12, 2016, by RoadCyclist in Aerodynamics



21) 1996 Geo Metro - Project Log
5863 views ... 75 replies
Started Jan 22, 2016, by jedi_sol in EcoModding Central

22) Tesla Model III (3)
6592 views ... 75 replies
Started Apr 1, 2016, by Insight for life in Fossil Fuel Free



23) Need help with Aerocap for 05 Dodge Ram.
4820 views ... 73 replies
Started Jan 22, 2016, by Vajra in Aerodynamics



24) 94 Caprice Wagon 5.7L project--46 MPG so far
11303 views ... 73 replies
Started Jun 16, 2016, by funkhoss in EcoModding Central



25) E85 in 2001 Civic DX - It works!
3648 views ... 73 replies
Started Sep 27, 2016, by sameb in Fossil Fuel Free

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Old 12-14-2016, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ah, I love seeing this list. So many awesome projects to look back on and bug people to see if there are any updates!
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Old 12-14-2016, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am honestly glad this forum has still it's fair share of user activity, even now when fuel is cheaper (In the U.S at least, )
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Old 12-14-2016, 05:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I love these year end retrospectives.

(OK yeah, I realize the year's not over, but unless something amazing happens in the next week or so, I think this is safe to post).

These are the top 25 threads that got EcoModder members yacking in 2016, based on number of replies.

See also: Most popular threads of 2015!

Without further ado...

1) The Firebrid Hybrid Convertible Project (Prius platform swap)
90113 views ... 327 replies
Started Feb 9, 2016, by Bill the Engineer in Hybrids


A very clear winner, with nine time the views of second place!
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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90 day: 70.72 mpg (US)

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Good catch!

What's also interesting is the number of views here (90k) vs. the number at PriusChat, where Bill is also keeping a thread going (99k). Comparable number of views, but the Prius crowd is nearly 2x as chatty (~700 replies)!
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I am honestly glad this forum has still it's fair share of user activity, even now when fuel is cheaper (In the U.S at least, )
Yeah I noticed that we get real popular when gas goes over $3 a gallon.
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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As said, nice reminders here. And incentive to see what interests others.
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OPEC is cutting back so prices will rise. I expect a balancing act: if crude prices get high enough a bunch of fracking wells may come back online which will hurt countries selling to us.
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Wow, didn't realize how popular my little Insight (Frogger) project has been! Definitely a motivator to do more next year...

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Old 12-27-2016, 04:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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