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Old 05-25-2010, 11:24 PM   #481 (permalink)
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YMBAEI when removing an exhaust (to install a 6 speed) you keep thinking if only this were an EV I wouldn't be doing this.

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Old 05-26-2010, 09:06 AM   #482 (permalink)
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:46 AM   #483 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when your best MPG is 9 months old and the only reason you don't fill-up immediately to know if you are beating it is that you also want to beat your longest tank as soon as possible...

YKYAEM when you look at you in the mirror in the morning and you tell yourself that you gonna beat your best MPG & longest tank with your current tank, but in the evening you are searching for a quick and dirty mod to do to maximize your chances.

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Old 05-26-2010, 10:06 AM   #484 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bennelson View Post

You have an Aero-Civic Matchbox car.
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You Know You're An Ecomodder when you make a little wind tunnel to test the matchbox car in.
YKYAEI you want one for yourself.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:54 AM   #485 (permalink)
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You see a Toyota Sequoia and think to yourself that for a full tank in that Sequoia you can make 3-5 times as far as that Sequoia can make it on the same amount of fuel.

You drive 400-500 miles per week and can only think about how much fuel your saving compared to the last car you drove ($.14 per mile in the last car vs. $.065 per mile now).
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:11 PM   #486 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by zman View Post
...your grandmother begs you to go faster
LOL That's worth reposting!

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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:26 PM   #487 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Angmaar View Post
You Know You're An Ecomodder when you make a little wind tunnel to test the matchbox car in.
...... so you can brag how low you made the .cd here on Eccomodder !!!

I can't understand why my MPG's are so low..........
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:01 PM   #488 (permalink)
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When you give a co worker a ride home from work, and they ask "Why does your car look like the terminator?" And you're response is "It's a science experiment." because you don't feel like explaining and want to get home.

Then the next day you have to tell all your co-workers about hypermiling, because word travels fast. Some even seem genuinely interested, even though you don't really consider yourself a hyper miler driving a 2 ton AWD station wagon.


You're heart broken when someone tells you their sisters prius only gets 40 MPG. You wonder how they are driving it to get it down that low.
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Old 05-28-2010, 02:59 AM   #489 (permalink)
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...You see a Hummer pull into a gas station and you know it's going to spend more time at the pump than any other car.
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:22 PM   #490 (permalink)
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YKYAEI you're playing Grand Theft Auto IV and you're so exicted to see a Prius in the game that you jump out of your Viper to grab it...

Then you're really disappointed to hear that it has a five-speed transmission and you can't hear the MG's.

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