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Old 03-03-2014, 11:06 AM   #1701 (permalink)
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Yep I have cars climb up my arse as I approach the interstate underpass exit, coasting in neutral, but not a single one is anywhere near me halfway through that same cloverleaf, right where I hear the wife gasp if she is in the car. I usually never touch the brakes, just neutral coast down to 40-45 then back to drive, pulse over the top of the overpass and coast down to the next light, which hopefully is green when I get there.


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Old 03-03-2014, 12:05 PM   #1702 (permalink)
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Sorry for the OT, but are baseball caps mandatory in these types of programs?
yup. The bill acts as a head bump early warning system. Amazingly effective in addition to keeping sweat out of the eyes.

If you are really hard core like the guy in that program, you wear your hat backwards, as a devil may care attitude to cranial damage.
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:56 PM   #1703 (permalink)
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IFs ?

You have over 100 contributing posts on ecomodder.com
Your future mods include chopping your trunk lid down to achieve a semi boat tail effect.
Your last mod was over 3 mods ago.
You have investigated special lubricants for rotating parts that cost over $200
Your Tires are worth more than your whole car.
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You know exactly how many amps it will take to get to work.
You have fabricated yourself or permanantly removed OEM parts exceeding 5 in any combination for a .5 increase or less benefits.
You Drive a car 95% of the population upon sight deems a POS and wonder why others dont do these mods.
You dont care if 100 people point and jeer at your car as long as one person shows it interest.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:06 PM   #1704 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piwoslaw View Post
Sorry for the OT, but are baseball caps mandatory in these types of programs?
I think that is part of the "haven't slept in days to get this truck done, need to wash my hair" look. if you ever watch the show Roadkill on youtube you'll get an idea of the projects and work schedule that they usually follow.

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Old 03-10-2014, 12:50 PM   #1705 (permalink)
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Honestly, that is the most attractive use of zip ties that I have ever seen! Well done!

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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:28 PM   #1706 (permalink)
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I generally wouldn't consider myself much of an ecomodder, but I have to recognize that it's a little unusual that I've been dieting for the last couple months, not because of my health or appearance but because I want to push my scooter up another mpg or two whenever it finally gets warm outside.
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:52 AM   #1707 (permalink)
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:26 AM   #1708 (permalink)
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:10 PM   #1709 (permalink)
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My friend spotted this animal in east autin yesterday. Anyone know whos it is??

You are an ecomodder if your friends take pictures of aero modded cars and send them to you haha.
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:54 PM   #1710 (permalink)
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My friend spotted this animal in east autin yesterday. Anyone know whos it is??

You are an ecomodder if your friends take pictures of aero modded cars and send them to you haha.
Slick find- maybe one of the dedicated stalkers who participate in mods and do wicked work, but don't chime in.


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