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View Poll Results: Vote for your favourite modification from last month:
Paul & Sabrina's open source electric motor controller 39 28.47%
Ben Nelson's Electro-Metro 17 12.41%
Tim's Arduino controlled actuated grill block 12 8.76%
Binger's LED tail light conversion 10 7.30%
sepp's nissan kingcab aerocap 29 21.17%
captainslug's "NEMO" - <$1k DIY Neighborhood Electric Motorcycle 21 15.33%
ncs' smooth front undertray 9 6.57%
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

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VOTE! February modification of the month

Vote for your favourite modification from February. In no particular order they are:
(Here's the January winner, in case you missed it.)

Winner gets either a free EcoModder t-shirt (if we have your size), or $20 off an official pre-assembled MPGuino.


Don't see a project that you think should be in the list? Is yours missing? Well, tough luck! You need to nominate it to have it included. Feel free to suggest projects for next month. (See the nomination thread for this round, here: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ions-7136.html)

Any project that was either started or had a significant development in Feb qualified to be included.

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Old 03-03-2009, 12:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

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I voted strategically this time...

And my vote went to Binger's LED tail light project.

I like it because:

- lots of pics
- lots of how-to information
- includes info about the before/after impact (electrical load)
- it's finished!

Too bad the car died shortly after he finished that thread!

I know I'll have a chance to vote again for some of the other as yet unfinished projects - that was the strategic part of my decision.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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RippinRoo - '05 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5 GT
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90 day: 21.16 mpg (US)

Helga - '00 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
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90 day: 53.91 mpg (US)

Olga - '03 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon
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Open Source electric motor controller looks pretty dang good...
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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MetroMPG -

Two votes for Binger!

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Old 03-03-2009, 03:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

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Motor controller here too. Bringing higher voltage to the masses, invaluable!
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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[SOLD] Highway Warrior - '00 Mazda Protege LX 1.6L Manual
90 day: 35.93 mpg (US)

Basic Miata - '06 Mazda Miata Touring
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
I voted strategically this time...

And my vote went to Binger's LED tail light project.

I like it because:

- lots of pics
- lots of how-to information
- includes info about the before/after impact (electrical load)
- it's finished!

Too bad the car died shortly after he finished that thread!

I know I'll have a chance to vote again for some of the other as yet unfinished projects - that was the strategic part of my decision.
What happened to Binger's Mirage?
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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 think the transmission died. Probably Harikiri out of shame because he started this thread, planning ahead for his next car: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...-tdi-7158.html
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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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: 3,168
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PS - poll closes Sunday afternoon.
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I voted for the NEMO. I like how well it is documented including the price of parts.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I hope the motor controller wins, and I hope it is a huge success.

I think that us tinkerers can easily come by or work our way around everything but the motor controllers quite easily (Batteries? No problem. Motors? Who do you think we are? We have been pulling apart motors from childhood. But accurate and safe power controls are very hard to come by.)

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