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Old 05-12-2009, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Nominate your favourite mod project/test for next month's prize

(Moving this from the News & Announcements forum to EcoModding Central to perhaps gain a bit more exposure.)

Nominate any mod project (or test) that was started, documented or has had significant progress in the current month.

Afterwards we'll vote, and the winner gets a fabulous EcoModder prize. Also fame & fortune! (OK, typically we've been sending an EcoModder t-shirt if the winner remembers to give us their mailing address.)

I'll start the nominations with...

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ocap-8155.html

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Old 05-12-2009, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,137
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I'm also nominating the Atomic Ass for his clever, simple mod to his Suzuki Burgman 400 CVT. He added wheel weights to the gear pulley to effectively raise his gearing:

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...work-8314.html
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)
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I'm also nominating Tasdrouille for his ingenious SpeedHolez (TM) concept/business. Normally we don't accept ideas in this contest (would prefer to see actual work done), but in this case, the sheer brilliance of the idea justifies it.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Darin stole all my ideas, so here's one!

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Old 05-13-2009, 02:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sean T's under $8 "aero" mirror replacement:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...lars-8221.html
I really like the simplicity, low cost, and fairly significant frontal area reduction while still staying legal
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)
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I'm nominating Bob's excellent evaluation of rear window airflow and testing of AirTabs vortex generators on his gen 1 Prius:

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ting-7864.html
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)
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Another nomination: bondo and round.boater for developing/producing & purchasing (respectively) a commercial "beta" version of bondo's aerodynamic pickup truck cap: the "aerolid":

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...olid-8444.html
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm nominating Darin's non invasive pedestrian awareness system he recently installed in the forkenswift. Sorry I can't provide a link, I doubt the installation was documented, but Darin can surely at least post a picture.
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,137
Thanked 5,980 Times in 3,102 Posts
Ha! I have no chance against the other mods!

The bell installation was sort of documented (2 photos) in the gigantic build thread. Link to post: http://ecomodder.com/hreshowthread.p...ost105200.html

I'm going to make a video of it, which I probably won't post until next month though.

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