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Old 07-24-2013, 11:10 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Well, one thing's for sure- don't mention modding. Many people, my mother included, seem to think that putting a piece of cardboard over the grille is going to make their car explode. Funny how she loved my Probe so much but couldn't bring herself to allow a simple upper grille block.
I think that modding is kind of a thing that the converted or someone who is a natural gearhead would do.
If you were at an event that was about alternative ideas you might want to mention modding. But so far we haven't.

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Well, one thing's for sure- don't mention modding. Many people, my mother included, seem to think that putting a piece of cardboard over the grille is going to make their car explode. Funny how she loved my Probe so much but couldn't bring herself to allow a simple upper grille block.
My mother said to not remove the roof racks from her van.

*shrug*

Maybe there's something to it that I don't see, Though the AVG MPG she got since I reset her van's AVG FE meter is about 17.5 and it would be nice to up it by three.

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Old 07-26-2013, 11:22 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Thanks for noticing the misspelling Illustrator will check spelling but it is a pain.
I fixed it but will wait until I make other changes to post it.
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I still think it's a good idea to share this through cards. Though I myself haven't actually made any cards, I've just suggested the idea.
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Hmm....., i know of a hundred or so enthusiasts at an event who just might be interested in ecomodding and hypermiling. I'll write some text in a day or two if someone can kindly photoshop it into the original image. Then i'll have some business cards printed at the local Staples.
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I'll add the text if you like. PM me if I don't respond to this thread.

And where will you be finding these 100 victims? I mean enthusiasts?
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It looks like a double sided card is a no go at Staples. You'll need to condense it into one image. It needs to be 1050 X 600 pixels to be the optimal size to fit everything.

Document Trim Size (final size after being cut)
3.50" x 2.00"
89 x 51 mm
1050 x 600 pixels
* Please be sure to keep all text within the safe margin.

Resolution
300 DPI

My layout idea is: Use second image as the base,
Aerohead truck,---"Hypermiling tips text,"--- Basjoos car,
1-----------------------------6
2-----------------------------7,
3-----------------------------,
4-----------------------------,
5-----------------------------8
QR code---Ecomodder Logo.

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Hypermiling tips:
increase your fuel economy
and beat the EPA ratings!

1, Drive less, Drive smart.
2, Combine errands and Carpool.
3, Keep tires properly inflated.
4, Reduce your speed.
5, Remove junk from your trunk!

6, Remove roof rack when not in use.
7, Drive with load:
lose speed uphill,
Gain speed downhill.
8, Anticipate traffic and red lights.
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Hypermiling tips:
increase your fuel economy
and beat the EPA ratings!
Honestly i'm not sure about this part of the text. The purpose of this part should be an invitation. "Hypermiling tips" could be a negative buzzword. Maybe something like "Come join us and," "Start your journey to," etc.

Maybe a catchphrase instead?
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This has grown way beyond a simple "replace text" job!

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