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Old 04-06-2013, 10:29 AM   #1511 (permalink)
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You know your an ecomodder when the first thing that comes to mind when seeing a sign like this is: "What a waste!"



Aftermath:

The hill looks smaller in the picture. (On US Hwy 2 between Spokane and Seattle, going West.)
I have been on that hill going up and the whole way up I was thinking I need a 2-4 mile coast down flat spot if I were going down this hill not a stop sign!

I was in a rental car but my trix would have gotten up some good speed on that hill.

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:22 PM   #1512 (permalink)
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Going South on I-17 towards Phoenix from Flagg after Camp Verde, the downhill is long and "if" all is proper, I shut off and go for about 20 miles with very little engine on moments.
GREAT feeling listening to surroundings and the sound of the tires, that's all!
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You know you are an ecomodder if you consider adding a vacuum pump to run the brake booster while you are EOCing so that you can still stop quickly.
Me? I swear at the underside of my car and call it a lazy bucket because it has such bad aero.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:13 PM   #1513 (permalink)
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^ ^ Smoothing out the underside is VERY doable.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #1514 (permalink)
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You know you are an ecomodder if you consider adding a vacuum pump to run the brake booster while you are EOCing so that you can still stop quickly.
Or maybe a little further on when you spend a number of internet hours researching the parts used in a Prius...
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:53 AM   #1515 (permalink)
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^ ^ Smoothing out the underside is VERY doable.
I need to find something better than cardboard to do it.
I need to drop my rear bumper anyway since I see some rust hideing behind it and the bumper moves too much, I plan to skirt it and bellypan the rear while I deal with the rust and the loose bumper. I doubt that it will happen until summer since I'm majoring in enginnering (takeing 16 units without any general education classes,) working a part time job to pay for gas, driveing about 8 hours a week, and I'm still wasteing time here... I am starting to suspect that I hate myself.
I'll likely end up adding a front air dam sooner since my car has quite a bit of clearence that is likely eating up FE.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:14 AM   #1516 (permalink)
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COROPLAST under body plates

Them signs that politicians use to gather attention to them when the voting is happening, yes, THOSE signs are really good for "RE-CYCLING" into one of our project vehicles!
Easy to cut and shape, easy to install and very easy to "acquire" if your politicians are done doing their "thing"...
DID I say CHEAP !?! (LOL)

One day, I'll finish my project...

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Old 04-13-2013, 09:42 AM   #1517 (permalink)
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YKYAEM if ...

... you break the New European Driving Cycle fuel consumption numbers on the first drive with a new car

2.7 kg/100km CNG (indicated) compared to 2.9 kg/100km on the NEDC.
And I'm not even hypermiling it , just taking it easy.
We'll see what the pump says though.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:23 AM   #1519 (permalink)
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Good going, Euro! Beating the NEDC is not easy with a car you know, let alone something totally new.
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YKYAEM if you buy a jerry can of fuel to put into your daily and are worried about the fuel going off before you can use it all...

(my daily is now a 50cc motored bicycle and i still havnt used the 10L of fuel i bought when i put it together 3 months ago)

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