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Old 12-13-2014, 05:17 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Wow, I appreciate the response. Lately I've been extremely busy being a newlywed, looking for a new job, and working on my software / database development skills. While I read all the time, I never feel like I could contribute anything of value because of my lack of direct knowledge with building modifications. However, with three Geo Metros, I've been moderately active on the Geo Metro forums and I check here for modding inspirations. I've been able to maintain 55 MPG with my 1992 Geo Metro with minimal mods. Perhaps if I get the motivation to post some pictures of my projects, I'll do it one day! I still appreciate all the different projects out there. It makes me feel like I can do it too.
Well of course no judgement in quietly hanging out- but as I'm sure others will agree, we welcome whatever you have to add. I completely understand being busy! I find it much easier to be active on the go, and although it is a struggle, it is much better here than other forums (other than the Mustang forum I am on, they have an application which makes it a breeze).

Just thinking of all the stupid stuff I post, in ratio of value to pointless, I am sure you can contribute when you (and our other observers, no pressure!) would like to.

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Old 12-13-2014, 09:45 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:43 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Wow, I appreciate the response. Lately I've been extremely busy being a newlywed, looking for a new job, and working on my software / database development skills. While I read all the time, I never feel like I could contribute anything of value because of my lack of direct knowledge with building modifications. However, with three Geo Metros, I've been moderately active on the Geo Metro forums and I check here for modding inspirations. I've been able to maintain 55 MPG with my 1992 Geo Metro with minimal mods. Perhaps if I get the motivation to post some pictures of my projects, I'll do it one day! I still appreciate all the different projects out there. It makes me feel like I can do it too.
I think I know this lurker! Do anything with those transmissions yet?
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:14 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:47 AM   #105 (permalink)
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:35 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:23 AM   #107 (permalink)
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:15 AM   #108 (permalink)
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:50 AM   #109 (permalink)
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:55 PM   #110 (permalink)
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For other lurkers* out there (again, with all due respect), why don't you guys post more on builds or technique or experience? Is it a technology issue, or lack of interest in chatting on it, or something else?
As a lurker, I don't really have anything to show/share for the most part.

I can only speak for myself, but I'm more performance oriented and MPG is only secondary to me. There are points where my desire for performance lines up with everyone's desire for MPG; for instance, my project car has had the factory door handles shaved and Corvette door handles installed to help reduce a tiny amount of drag:



I'll be doing all kinds of stuff like this to help improve drag, but not for MPG; the goal is to be able to hit 200 MPH over 1 mile using the least amount of horsepower possible.

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