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tailgate net with ford emblem existence

Does anybody know where I could find a tailgate net with a Ford emblem on it? Has anybody ever seen one? Thanks
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Never seen one. Might check the ford dealership.
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or paint it on it...
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why do you want a tailgate net?
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why do you want a tailgate net?
careful.... dont provoke the hippy...
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Does anybody know where I could find a tailgate net with a Ford emblem on it? Has anybody ever seen one? Thanks
I have never seen one....

FYI if you are trying to get better gas mileage that wont do it....
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mythbusters proved it did.. but not enough for me to care lol...
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mythbusters proved it did.. but not enough for me to care lol...
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Leave the Tailgate Up for Better Gas Mileage

My husband and I are watching Mythbusters on Discovery ... they're testing the myth of the tailgate down vs. tailgate up as it relates to gas mileage for trucks. The myth is that you'll get better gas mileage with the gate down (the thinking is that it makes the truck more streamlined). They tested it two ways and found that the myth is false.

Leaving the tailgate down actually creates major drag. With the gate up, air gets trapped in a circulate motion bubble in the bed and actually creates a streamlined flow of air. When the gate is down, the bubble is lost and the air falls right on the gate, creating major drag. Their tests showed that you could get 30 more miles on a tank of gas with the gate up.
I have read countless articles that say otherwise, including a full page article in trucktrend. Leaving the tailgate down does not get you better mileage and taking the tailgate off, makes it even worse...
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go watch mythbusters.. they did this one twice...


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Tailgate Up or Down Revisited: Mesh tailgate, hardcover, tailgate removal

See: Tailgate Up or Down

For the original myth they did a driving test and a water vortex test, both of which showed that you save more gas with the tailgate up. Their viewers suggested that they test three new conditions:

* Hardroof cover over pickup bed
* Mesh tailgate
* Remove the entire tailgate

They had a much simpler test setup this time. They had an electronic flowmeter hooked into fuel line of Jamie's pickup. Adam: "For anyone out there that wants to e-mail telling me that we screwed up this test, we have already calibrated this thing, to this car. So it's going to be perfect!" They drove the pickup truck up and down the stretch of 101 around Candlestick and the Cow Palace.

* Tailgate down: 5.2 gallons/hr @ 55mph. 1.2 gallons/hr @ 25.
* Tailgate up: 5.0 gallons/hr @ 55mph. No reading for 25mph given, but tailgate up was once again confirmed as more efficient.
* Hardcover over pickup bed: 5.0 gallons/hr @ 55mph. 1.2 gallons/hr @25mph
* Tailgate mesh: 5% more efficient
* Tailgate removed: about the same as tailgate up and hardcover

Mesh was most efficient by 5%

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recap... still not enough for me to care lol
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Wait a minute it says right there that putting the talgate down was worse? But the net on the back was the best, correct? Or am I reading this wrong??? LOL
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yep watch the episode
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this statement is all goofed up

* Tailgate down: 5.2 gallons/hr @ 55mph. 1.2 gallons/hr @ 25.
* Tailgate up: 5.0 gallons/hr @ 55mph. No reading for 25mph given, but tailgate up was once again confirmed as more efficient.
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this statement is all goofed up

* Tailgate down: 5.2 gallons/hr @ 55mph. 1.2 gallons/hr @ 25.
* Tailgate up: 5.0 gallons/hr @ 55mph. No reading for 25mph given, but tailgate up was once again confirmed as more efficient.
^That makes sense.
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^^^ So then having it down makes it worse right?? Thats what I said...
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^^^ So then having it down makes it worse right?? Thats what I said...

YES!
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ok back to the ford logo tailgate net... i know they do make them since i saw one on a older ranger yesterday... it was either a GEN I or II so they might not be available anymore
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