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Old 12-09-2007, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is ecomodding?

EcoModding is what "green gearheads" do, and EcoModder.com is where we gather to share information and gain inspiration.
  • We're passionate about efficiency. "High performance" means miles per gallon, not miles per hour.
  • We're interested in vehicle modifications & tweaks that improve fuel economy. To name just a few examples: weight reduction, better aerodynamics, improved gear ratios.
  • We're also serious about adjusting the nut behind the wheel. EcoModders often apply super-efficient driving techniques, also known as hypermiling or eco-driving.
People are drawn to ecomodding for many reasons
  • The "eco" in ecomodder suggests concern for the environment & conservation;
  • But "eco" also points to the economic factor - the desire to save money through reduced energy consumption;
  • Many are concerned with issues surrounding energy independence & security;
  • In true gearhead fashion, some enjoy the considerable technical/mechanical challenge of improving a machine & its driver;
  • And some revel in the sheer sport of it! Squeezing the greatest distance from the smallest amount of fuel is an ongoing game against ourselves and other like-minded efficiency enthusiasts.
Of course, no two EcoModders are alike. People bring different combinations of interests & motivations, and there's a place at EcoModder.com for the full spectrum.

What EcoModding is not
  • EcoModding is not the unquestioned adoption of snake-oil concoctions, dubious additives or magic bullet add-ons;
  • EcoModders value the experimental method, and are skeptical of those who make claims and draw conclusions from observations made in uncontrolled conditions
Practice safe EcoModding

You may read about modifications and driving techniques which may be illegal in some areas and could be potentially dangerous if improperly applied. Some modifications could damage your vehicle if not performed correctly and monitored after the fact. No one should undertake a mechanical task beyond his/her understanding or abilities.

Behind the wheel: avoid developing new techniques in traffic, respect local laws, and always strive to be courteous and aware.

Wrench smart - drive smarter - save fuel.

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Old 12-09-2007, 03:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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D, great description of what we're trying to do here.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Very Nice.

Your reputation is based on the quality of data your provide.

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You may read here about modifications and driving techniques which may be illegal in some areas and could be potentially dangerous if improperly applied. Some modifications could damage to your vehicle if not performed correctly and monitored after the fact. No one should undertake a mechanical task beyond his/her understanding and abilities.
Perhaps add to the end of that - "Your Mileage May Vary"
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I'm sending a engineer online-friend over here, and I truly hope that he registers as a member. He is perfect for this site and has built and alternative fuel engine and more. I believe this site as a large upside potential in how large it can grow.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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For an idea of what EcoModder is all about, go check out my thread about building a 100mpg car.

I had dreams of showing pics of building a car from start to finish with generally available materials, including measurements, methods, techniques, and all the little details.

Check out my thread to see what users on this site think about this project!

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