|What is Ecomodding?|
|Welcome to EcoModder.com, an automotive community where performance is judged by fuel economy rather than power and speed. EcoModders employ a combination of vehicle mods, driving techniques, and common sense to squeeze every penny out of the pumps. Reasons for becoming a member range from the economical to the ecological. More info about where EcoModding came from.|
|Top picks from the EcoModder forum and blog|
|Efficient, cheap beaters! Used car ads: 35 mpg highway or more for $1500 or less|
People often sign up on the forum seeking advice on cheap, economical beaters. The purpose of this thread is to go beyond the hypothetical, and post actual ads of actual available cars.They're out there, people.(Our non-North American members should feel free to laugh at our concept of 'efficient' little cars.)
Started by MetroMPG in forum: For Sale - 908 replies
|What's your best motorcycle MPG?|
Lots of EcoModder members own motorcycles for commuting, for play or to as primary vehicles.In this long thread, owners chime in with their best numbers: what (and how) they were riding to achieve great MPG.
Started by MetroMPG in forum: Motorcycles / Scooters - 407 replies
|You know you're an ecomodder if/when...|
One of the more popular threads on EcoModder, this is a lighthearted and tongue-in-cheek look at the many potential signs and symptoms that you may be more interested in fuel economy than the average person...
Started by Tango Charlie in forum: The Lounge - 2386 replies
|Speed vs. MPG charts (post 'em if you got 'em)|
The speed at which you choose to drive has the biggest impact on your highway fuel consumption.This fact is nicely demonstrated by this collection of graphs showing the relationship of MPH to MPG in a variety of vehicles, from a 55 hp Geo Metro to a 505 hp Corvette, and many others in between.
Started by bluejoey in forum: Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed - 181 replies
|3rd gen Prius aeromod thread|
Vman455 buys a 3rd gen Prius, and in typical ecomodder fashion doesn't take long to start modding it.Check out what he has done.
Started by Vman455 in forum: Aerodynamics - 275 replies
|VW Lupo 3L --> 2L|
Vekke has taken one of the world's most efficient cars and is modifying it extensively for even better results."Best fuel consumption so far is 2.24 L/100km at 80 km/h average speed, which equals 105 MPG (US) at 50 MPH avg. speed."
Started by Vekke in forum: EcoModding Central - 387 replies
|Commercially produced aerodynamic pickup bed cap|
Brett Herndon is a genuine craftsman who has combined his skill in clay modeling with his knowledge of aerodynamics to produce a professional quality aerodynamic truck cap which will literally pay for itself in gas savings. It's unlike anything you've seen before: it can be used as a big hatchback, transformed into a conventional box cap, or have its top removed to make room for oversize loads. Brett is taking his handiwork into commercial production, and is a success story waiting to happen.
Started by MetroMPG in forum: Aerodynamics - 545 replies
|Boat tail project based on a single wheel trailer...|
BamZipPow's epic customization & refinement of a single-wheel, drag-reducing trailer used on his already extensively aero-modified 1998 Toyota T-100 pickup."Mileage is averaging around 27mpg with the trailer," he says, which he estimates is about a 2 MPG improvement.
Started by BamZipPow in forum: Aerodynamics - 1081 replies
|1946 Chevy Prius Truck|
Watch how member Hoopie is integrating a 2001 Prius platform & drivetrain into a 1946 Chevy Truck, with the goal of making the changes invisible to the casual observer.
Started by Hoopie in forum: Hybrids - 283 replies
Chevrolet Aveo forum: discussion of the Chevy Aveo and its siblings (Pontiac Wave, Pontiac G3, Suzuki Swift+, Daewoo Kalos).
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