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Old 06-03-2012, 10:10 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mechman600 View Post
I think the reason ecomodding hasn't gone mainstream is the simple fact that generally speaking, gear heads in north america do not give a fart about eco anything. Ecomodding is seen as counter to gearhead culture. When my mechanic colleagues found out that I frequent this forum, I was instantly judged.
Unless you are working on turbodiesels. With diesels most things that boost engine power will boost fuel economy too.
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