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Old 01-02-2012, 12:44 AM   #31 (permalink)
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It was simple, effective, and reasonably priced.
Eco mods have to be economical.

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Old 01-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I disagree oil pan. I have found that sometimes spending money up front saves money throughout the use. I would be willing to spend up to $1000 in eco mods on my truck if it meant I saved $100 in gas a year. I don't plan on getting another truck; this one is nice and useful.

If Darcane put together a kit and sold it, I would purchase it (hint hint darcane), the reason being is because it's less hassle, the less upkeep I have to perform the better, my time is money, and I'm willing to spend money but not waste my time re-learning what someone else has learned.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:08 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I disagree oil pan. I have found that sometimes spending money up front saves money throughout the use. I would be willing to spend up to $1000 in eco mods on my truck if it meant I saved $100 in gas a year. I don't plan on getting another truck; this one is nice and useful.

If Darcane put together a kit and sold it, I would purchase it (hint hint darcane), the reason being is because it's less hassle, the less upkeep I have to perform the better, my time is money, and I'm willing to spend money but not waste my time re-learning what someone else has learned.
That still sounds fairly economical.
I try to stay under $250 per MPG gained on the truck.
But take other preformance and drive ability gains into consideration too. Turboing my truck will cost about $1000 and will only give me about +2mpg if I drive it easy but I will pick up at least 100hp and well over 150 ft.lb of torque.

That under belly might cut down on road noise which is nice for long trips.
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Hey Darcane, I did accomplish making the top piece, I'm going to work on the bottom tomorrow. Hey I have a website called houston-domestic.com; pretty much it focuses on domestic vehicles, would you mind registering and posting that how to there too? That is stupendously awesome stuff!

Great!

I'll pass though, I'm on too many forums as it is. Feel free to start a post there and link to here, if you'd like.

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