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Tango Charlie 06-19-2008 01:12 PM

You know you're an ecomodder if/when...
I was at the gas station, filling up last night. As I watched the gallons tick away, I got more and more giddy, 'cause I was thinking how far I could stretch each one. Then I had to chuckle at myself. Since when have I EVER enjoyed filling up? (I almost forgot how, last time was nearly two weeks ago)
That made me start thinking...

You Know You're an Ecomodder If;

You get a stupid smile on your face when you fill up at the gas station.
You know what DWL, P and G, and EOC stand for.
You say the name 'Basjoos' with respect and awe.
You either own a Scangauge or have a serious case of SG-envy.
you look at election signs in people's yards and think, "front air dam".

C'mon, help me out here. Add some of your own.:)

MetroMPG 06-19-2008 01:21 PM

You know you're an ecomodder if:

... The sight of empty roof racks on other vehicles makes you cringe.

... Your neighbour drives past your house in her manual shift car each day and you find yourself telepathically urging her: "up shift! Up shift!" :)

metroschultz 06-19-2008 01:27 PM

The neighbors walk by and say "Do you have enough cardboard yet?

You Listen to other engines running at a stoplight thinking {.49 gph x 2 min here x 10 more lights to work = cr@p wheres my calculator}

I'm sure there are many more of you, C'mon speak up.

NoCO2 06-19-2008 01:29 PM

Haha, I definitely have been guilty of all of those in the past, most recently the "Gas pump giggle".

You might be an ecomodder if:
  • you think of gravity as a means of motor assist
  • you take your shoes off whenever you drive your car
  • you have ever slapped your passenger's hand away from the A/C button
  • your mechanic has ever asked you how you stop your car when he checks your brake pads
  • your monthly gas budget is less then your monthy phone/internet bill

MetroMPG 06-19-2008 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by metroschultz (Post 36381)
The neighbors walk by and say "Do you have enough cardboard yet?

... or when the neigbours have stopped coming over to ask about the latest cardboard + duct tape "prototype"

metroschultz 06-19-2008 01:38 PM

Man how many years does that take?
Mine still marvel at the tape all over the front on my bumper.
BTW black duct tape bleaches in the sun to a darkish grey.

echomodder 06-19-2008 01:43 PM

You find yourself cursing when someone is behind you. Saying "SOB now I can't roll up to this stop sign going 10mph!"

TheDon 06-19-2008 01:50 PM

... your wheel covers consist of modified pizza pans

... the case of spray foam in your room

... the weird faces you see when you drive your car while gauge airflow over the body ( tuft testing??)

i_am_socket 06-19-2008 02:04 PM

... every election sign you see just says "FREE COROPLAST!"

... your neighbors wonder why your not-that-old car seems to be held together with packing tape.

elhigh 06-19-2008 03:02 PM

- Your trunk and the rest of your car is actually empty of unnecessary junk
- You wish you weren't the passenger in a non-hypermiler's car

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