Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-19-2009, 04:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
Batman Junior
MetroMPG's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,213

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,790
Thanked 6,626 Times in 3,437 Posts
I've pretty much stopped reading conventional "performance car" reviews in the media. I skim them, but that's about all.

But I still watch Top Gear (UK). It's just too funny.

Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods in progress...
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 07-19-2009, 07:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
alohaspirit's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 964

Makai - '01 Toyota Echo 4D Auto
90 day: 34.45 mpg (US)

New Galaxy - '07 Toyota Prius
90 day: 42.15 mpg (US)
Thanks: 25
Thanked 30 Times in 25 Posts
I dont like the term ricer
(i always think asian while only a percentage of them are actually asian)
and the topics been hashed to death

what about the old dudes who pay 80k for a restored chevelle
(you can buy a lot of rice for that)

to each their own i say
kinda like the guy who put 26"s on his $800 monte carlo
or the other guy who put 12" of lift on his chromed out silverado

it can be cool but one day, maybe you'll go green

Originally Posted by Christ View Post
2-liter bottle of NOS
Past Present Future?

Last edited by alohaspirit; 07-19-2009 at 07:43 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 05:14 AM   #13 (permalink)
EcoModding Noob
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Indy, IN, USA
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to JeremyinIndy
Don't get me wrong, I like fast cars that handle like they're on rails, I like built up slow cars that can go anywhere you can point them; but for the piddling along commutes everybody seems to do, it's nice to see someone using the right tool for the job. A trip to the store doesn't take a paris-dakar rally support truck, or a race-prepped firebreathing monster; even if it would be more fun that way, it's overkill.

Come on, they've been aero-modding planes since the 1920s... Now they're just getting much more anal about it. Besides, everybody loves the looks of the new low-drag wings, winglets, smoother fuselages, NACA vents, vortex generators that actually work.... One that I really like is generating vortexes on the trailing edge of the thrust reversers, so that it makes the engines convergent cone seem longer and taper tighter, making it slightly more powerful and quieter.

If an import driver (Ricer) took up aeromodding, would that be the difference between White rice and Long-Grain?

Daily Driver - '85 Ford Thunderbird, 232 V6, C4
Secondary car - '85 Pontiac Fiero, 2.8L, 3spd
Project car - Bradley GT kitcar, VW based
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Civic - Bad in the snow? Daox Off-Topic Tech 51 03-08-2013 11:46 AM
The guys over at eco-modder are crazy MetroMPG Success Stories 43 12-29-2010 08:01 PM
EOC and bad mpg... 97Cavalier Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed 10 05-05-2009 08:23 AM
any 4.0 jeep guys on here? do the deep cycle battery? 95CHERJUST General Efficiency Discussion 2 10-13-2008 10:20 AM
Bad brakes Fudog1138 Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed 1 01-20-2008 09:43 AM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com