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Old 06-20-2008, 01:33 AM   #21 (permalink)
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... when you speed up on the freeway to catch the semi truck for a draft.
... when you look at the wheel wells of trucks and picture them skirted.
... when you sneak over to the gas pump of a Prius driver to see how many gallons he.she filled up after they left the gas station. (If only I knew the miles they put on that tank!)
... when you reconsider answering "No it's not a hybrid, just gas." when in reality you know it's a gas/gravity hybrid.
... when you estimate how many mpgs less a vehicle is getting when you pass them on the freeway. (With a big grin on your face!)
... when you peruse the interwebs desperately searching for your car's exact frontal area and your tires' rolling resistance.
... when you can't wait to post a question/idea/result thread to EM because no one in your physical vicinity would be interested in such information.

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Old 06-20-2008, 04:31 AM   #22 (permalink)
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... When you want to test an existing mod, but you cringe at doing the baseline part because you *know* it will hurt your current tank.

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Old 06-20-2008, 06:36 AM   #23 (permalink)
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. You are sick to be over 2000rpm
. You are dying when you ear someone over 3000rpm
. Your car is 6 feet longer than when you saw it the first time
. You scientifically verified your "max torque's rpm"
and you forgot the meaning of "max hp"
. You smile when you are using engine-brake
and you cry when you have to touch the accelerator
. Engine-brake is a synonym of "moving for free"

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PS superchow : I love the "gas/gravity hybrid" concept :-)
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:46 AM   #24 (permalink)
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You know you are an ecomodder when you are eager to go fill her up just to see how good you did. The problem being that the better you are, the less often you go...

You know you are an ecomodder when you use basjoos as an adjective meaning extreme. (.Cd search aerocivic...and bass juice...lmao...that made my day, thanks)

You know you are an ecomodder when your better half makes you realize you just screwed an airdam to your brand new car...

You know you are an ecomodder when you check wind speed and direction before going on a road trip.

You know you are an ecomodder when the gas station air compressor doesn't go as high as the pressure in your tires.

You know you are an ecomodder when you are actually happy someone hit your side mirror and broke it off.

All of this reminds me of redneck jokes, so I'll quote one of my fav. You might be a redneck if you mow your lawn without a shirt on, and so does your husband...
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:06 AM   #25 (permalink)
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You know you're an Ecomodder when...

You get past agressively by a moron and then you are still beside him at the next red light. This goes on for many red lights. You laugh at him!

When Hypermiling is an obsession.

When that obsession is starting to rub off on other people around you! (Especially the Wife!)

When you get out of your down-sloped laneway without starting the car!
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:38 AM   #26 (permalink)
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And ..off topic here ... just what is a bassjoos ?

Bass juice ??
Basjoos is a who, not a what. He's the gentleman with the aeromodded civic. see if this works;
Aerocivic - how to drop your Cd from 0.31 to 0.17
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:43 AM   #27 (permalink)
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when your favorite fish in the world is a boxfish..
Okay, my turn to be confused. Please explain?
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:06 PM   #28 (permalink)
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When you find yourself looking at your gas gauge every half mile hoping it didnt move, and drive so you can hopefully keep it that way. And constantly figure the mpg in your head.

BTW, is the MPGuino a functional piece of equipment that I can buy? I find myself lost in the thread. OBD1 here.

And every time you hear the commercial for "the new 35 mpg Ford Focus" and think "what a friggin joke".

And when one part of you wants to top off the tank because the price will probably go up soon, but the other part wants to run it down so you get a more accurate mpg calculation.
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:37 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Okay, my turn to be confused. Please explain?
The boxfish was determined to have the lowest Cd in the animal kingdom (or some such) and was the basis of the design of a really low Cd car by Mercedes.

LINK!

RE: guino - it's a do-it-yourself project. You can't buy one pre-made (yet )
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:43 PM   #30 (permalink)
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LOL on the comments for the Boxfish page some guy with an escalade was complaining about $2.30/gallon gas in NYC (circa 2005) he must be in a coma now with prices for premium creeping on $5/gallon down in the city. BWUAHAHAH A people like that make me laugh.

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