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Old 03-01-2011, 11:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There is no such thing as easy efficiency. If it's too good to be true, then it is too good to be true.

Either invest in instrumentation that will provide instant feedback on efficiency and/or change your driving habits to increase overall efficiency.

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Old 03-02-2011, 12:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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wow...nicely put!!!

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The guys here will not lead you wrong. I started off barely making 32 mpg combined and with some software re-programming (to my brain) I was up to 36. I added a grill block and was verifying the benefits when I got ants in my pants and upped my tire pressure from the 44 psi sidewall max F/R to 48F/44R and yielded my first tank above 40 mpg. I then upped all tires to 50 psi and had two more tanks in a row over 40.

Had my best trip yesterday of 125 miles of combined mileage and was showing 43.6 on the UG.

Trust them when they say those silly devices EDIT DON'T WORK aren't needed.
Bharvey, you were doing great....
until the last 2 words

Really though, thanks for the kind words. This has to be one of the most helpful, humble, knowledgeable, articulate bunch of posters I know.
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Third: Full underbelly pan
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Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Wow! $70 for something that plugs into the cigarette lighter and lights up some LEDs??? And probably costs less than $1 to manufacture??? Damn, I'm definitely in the wrong business...
I have 10+ hear old Ericsson mobile phone charger that plugs to cigarette ligter and it has 2 leds. It is probably more useful even if i dont have phone that can be charged using it.
I can sell it about 35$
It puts out 7 Volts - at least it can be used as power source.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Bharvey, you were doing great....
until the last 2 words

Really though, thanks for the kind words. This has to be one of the most helpful, humble, knowledgeable, articulate bunch of posters I know.
Fixed it!

Can't really blame anyone for wanting an 'easy fix'. But since a gas, diesel, hybrid, electric or any combo all show that driving more efficiently gets you farther, it makes it easy to see that the driver is what needs to be fixed.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:48 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Arrow Fuel Doctor is for Suckers

I'll make this offer again.

Send me $59.99 and I'll send you this tricolored energy focusing amulet that you hang from your rearview mirror.



It is proven to harness the cosmic radiation from the huge pool of energy that powers Galactic Space, Dark Matter, and transform it into a usable form that makes your car run better, tires will last longer, you can safely go 20,000 miles between oil changes, and bugs will clean off your windshield with ease.

And if you act now, as a special bonus, I'll have it blessed by a local Witch Doctor! (Chicken blood will be completely removed prior to shipment)



This will double or triple the effectiveness of this rare amulet! You may never have to buy another tank of gas again!!

ACT NOW!!!! (Due to high worldwide demand, Di-Lithium prices may rise significantly and we cannot guarantee this price!)
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:51 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Sounds like they are selling a voltage conditioner ... only problem is the car is designed and can handle fluctuating electrical currents that is what the voltage regulator is for, no matter if it is in the alternator or mounted on the firewall you are covered ... If you are getting electrical noise through your car stereo speakers this may help eliminate that... but so would a new set of spiral wound spark plug wires
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:04 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Already busted this device in another thread:

See: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...mer-12792.html
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:24 PM   #18 (permalink)
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chaz, thanks for the papa shango pic



but seriously, no ones jumped on this thing yet?

using it i was able to hit Warp 1.2!


im hoping that if i combine with magnets, ill be able to do transwarp!












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Old 03-04-2011, 07:58 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I am soooooooooo excited about the chance to prove you dummmb ol eco mammas a thing or twwwo.

So how about if one of you (sucka's) sponser me.........

and then if I can rent uot my room at the 1/2 way house....
I'll buy the gasss...


and oh yo.....what's with this dc ac dc testing thing.....that is sssssssooooooo lame.....just wastn gas......


man the gizzmo lights up!!!!!!!! duh.....of course it works.......







tee hee heee



man, that was kinda fun!!!!!
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:00 PM   #20 (permalink)
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You'd have to watch out for the Borg zipping about in TransWarp space, I'd leave the magnets off the wrap plasma injectors for that reason alone.....getting assimilated will really ruin your plans for the future.

Instead, just put a TornadoAir Plasma Version in the area just aft of the injectors, you'll find you can reach warp 9.98 without even needing any extra power rerouted to your structural integrity field.

Just sayin.

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