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Old 11-07-2013, 02:31 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I doubt anyone is on here because that are poor and can afford gas, most are here to bench race (talk crap) just like the tuner crowd does in their world
I think you will find it quite a bit different here than most forums you are used to.


I've been in some arguments but you are always going to have that.

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Old 11-07-2013, 03:27 PM   #62 (permalink)
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I think you will find it quite a bit different here than most forums you are used to.
Not sure which forum you speak of, but they're all the same, just different topics. I've been reading this one for a couple of years, don't post much though, this one got me as I felt it was interesting and close to heart. I feel more connected here (yet still not very) than lets say Honda-Tech. I seem to battle it out with car guys more than anyone though..... and lets face it, Prius egos are just as big as H2 egos yet most prius 'enthusiasts' have no idea where there spark plugs are at.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:39 PM   #63 (permalink)
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I don't think that applies to the Prius enthusiasts who participate here - most of whom share a wealth of info on their vehicles, and are doing interesting mods that don't even apply to owners of non-hybrids.

Let's tone down the bickering, please.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #64 (permalink)
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You don't have to sell me on this forum, I am very aware of the crowd, not sure what bickering you speak of??
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I actually really like that carbon fiber kamm back.

I'm still of the belief that eco mods don't have to be coroplast and duct tape, and can be made to look OEM or at least quality after market (think after market wheels) with a little extra time.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:59 PM   #66 (permalink)
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The best kinds of Eco mods, to me anyways, are ones that look stock. I'm certainly not a fan of boat tails but the red insight floating around that has a boat tail, man that thing is so professional and perfectly done. I love it
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:05 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Whatever floats your boat! I.m the same way on the performance end, look stock as possible.
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not sure what bickering you speak of??
Sorry - wasn't aiming that at you specifically.

But more than a couple of posts in this thread have that "complainy-pants" feel.

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I also like OEM looking mods, but MAN it takes a huge amount of time to do the "finishing" work to get it close to that "factory" look.

Getting a body mod in functional condition (meaning decently shaped, made out of durable material and fastened -- not duct taped!) is only about 20% of the total effort in my experience.

Either that or I just suck and work too slowly for the other 80% of the time I seem to spend trying to make a mod look purdy. (I accept this may be the case ... suck & slow.) Having spent the time, I've become more and more satisfied with "functional".
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So on the engine note..... I looked around, is there any good threads about building an engine for eco? like thin titanium rods, knife edged crank, lightweight short skirt pistons? 13:1 like compression, turbocharging with economy in mind, I did see the lean burn tuning..... on that note, is there anything about the D15Z that makes it suitable for lean burn use, or is it all in the tune?
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theres not too much on the rotating mass modifications.

there is some on the turbocharging and compression.

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ild-26722.html

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...rbo-11881.html

the honda isnt a build thread but really cool.

in regards to the d15z1, im a huge fan of this engine since learning of its existence a year ago. ive learned as much as i can and continue to learn. anyhow they are born to run lean burn from the factory. the california models did not operate lean burn due to strict ca emissions. the federal models run 19-22:1 afrs from the factory. (according to my afr gauge in mine) it runs about the same compression ratio as most other d series except it has a smaller combustion chamber in the head and to account they made a dish in the pistons. they look like dished turbo pistons. the factory P07 ecu does very well with lean burn.

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