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SVOboy 06-30-2008 01:53 PM

[article] 5 Real DIY Aerodynamic Mods Detroit Can Add for MPGs in '09
 
Check it out at pop mech: Car Aerodynamics to Improve Fuel Economy - Hypermiling Tips for Fuel Efficiency - Popular Mechanics

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You don't need a wind tunnel—or even a welding kit, really—to know which way the wheels go. PM's guest hypermiler tracks down five average joes whose simple, cheap DIY car adjustments are maxing out fuel efficiency—and could inspire the world's top automakers.

Red 06-30-2008 02:51 PM

Cool, noticed some familiar rides there

ebacherville 06-30-2008 03:01 PM

WOHOOO I made Popular Mechanics :thumbup:

Tango Charlie 06-30-2008 04:00 PM

Good job, guys!:thumbup: Is the author a member of ecomodder.com?

gascort 06-30-2008 04:45 PM

This is awesome! Congrats to the guys featured in the article, especially MetroMPG, for pioneering much of this movement in a positive way.

SVOboy 06-30-2008 06:18 PM

I think so, I forget their handle though.

ebacherville 06-30-2008 06:50 PM

i believe so he PMed me to ask for my name and permission to use my photos... wink wink SVOboy

SVOboy 06-30-2008 06:58 PM

Shhhhhh

RH77 06-30-2008 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by SVOboy (Post 39833)
I think so, I forget their handle though.

Always the modest author :p

That's cool that you're the PM "Resident Hypermiler". Great work!

RH77

igo 06-30-2008 08:21 PM

Awesome as usual! Ben, how did you get the PM gig?

SVOboy 06-30-2008 08:45 PM

I write for someone else who is friends with that guy at PM. *shrug*

RPM 07-01-2008 09:00 AM

Great article, congratulations SVOboy!
I believe gas in Belgium is 6€ (over $9) rather than $6 a gallon though. :(

ebacherville 07-01-2008 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by RPM (Post 39951)
Great article, congratulations SVOboy!
I believe gas in Belgium is 6€ (over $9) rather than $6 a gallon though. :(

you sure , he wrote the article over a week ago, could just be the price went up that much in a week at the rate that its going now :confused:

lunarhighway 07-01-2008 10:22 AM

wow someone like my shiny tray :)

last fillup was about 9.3$/gallon, and that was an early fillup as max prices would go up by a cent the next day! it's been like that for a while though...

i don't have exact figures but current tank to tank results indicate i went from 6.3l/100km to 6l/100km with the under tray
so it's saving me about 0.47euro/100km
the tray should pay off in less than 3 months.
i'm thinking of doing a rear defuser this way as well.

SVOboy 07-01-2008 01:40 PM

Lunarhighway - wow at the price of gas! I looked it up on what I took to be a rather reliable index of gas prices by nation, but I guess it was a "little off."

Thanks to everyone who helped me with this!

lunarhighway 07-01-2008 01:57 PM

.:Brandstofprijzen.be V4.1:. Vergelijk de prijs van benzine, diesel en LPG bij de tankstations in uw buurt

this site lists the max prises for fuel in belgium (prices at the pump are usually around 10 cents less) and sends out an email when a price increase is due... usually only one day in advance, but when i get it i usually stop by the pump for a refill, even when i've still got plenty... it's only a few cents a time, but these things add up.


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