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Old 07-13-2010, 07:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First we go back 7-8 years, I was in a small city in the middle of the Utah desert for 2 days. There, I noticed an old (circa 1950's or 1960's) pick-up truck with rear wheel skirts. I believe they where DIY's, but the rust on them and on the truck helped them blend right in.
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The Wife and I are planning to buy our first car, and since we are both eco-minded weirdos we were looking for something with very good FE. But that wasn't enough for me, no, I wanted to further reduce the fuel consumption of the car we hadn't even bought yet. So, I googled. I had those wheel skirts in the back of my head all that time, but I didn't even know what they were called, but after a while I found the following article at MetroMPG.com: Testing grille blocking & wheel skirts: +5.7% improvement. Nice. Finally some real info. From there I quickly found a link to EcoModder.com, and, well, here I am. My name is Adam, I've been addicted since...

So what's your story? How did you stumble along? Do you remember with thread brought you here, or did you find the EcoModder.com in the media?

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Old 07-13-2010, 08:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think I got here from http://www.metrompg.com. Feels like years ago... oh wait, it has been years.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Fleeing from another gas mileage forum (gs) that started down the path to the dark side - snake oil add-ons that don't work.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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...while GOOGLE-searching for information on the MPG-gauges.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I was part of 4btswaps.com for the longest time, and it was because i wanted to get a 4bt put into my Explorer for fuel economy. Time went by, and I realized I wanted to learn more about improving gas mileage, but kept finding snake oil sites instead. I googled several different phrases and finally stumbled on this site, the first one that wasn't trying to sell me something. Been here ever since.

EDIT: After reading Laurentiu's post below me, I recall also that it was the 100+ hypermiling tip that brought me to this site. I read an article about a new fad called "hypermiling" and googled it, which brought me the the link listed in the next post.

Thanks to Laurentiu for reminding me!
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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.

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Old 07-13-2010, 12:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes, I remember very well, it was the 100+ hypermiling tips,

100+ Hypermiling / ecodriving tips & tactics for better mpg - EcoModder.com

And I found that after googling the word "hypermiling" with the word forum.
Such a strange word I thought then...hypermiling...

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Old 07-13-2010, 12:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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First I saw a video of someone on YouTube showing their Toyota Yaris getting 40+MPG on a Scan Gauge II. Then I looked up Scan Gauge II and found Gas Savers. I saw MetroMPG posting their and looked at some of the links in his signature and found this place.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I found ecomodder by searching for the word hypermiling. Which I found while searching for economical (not new) cars options. Initially got hooked reading basjoos thread for making the aerocivic. What the "F___" is a basjoos? I found that one too. ;-)
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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