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Old 06-01-2010
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Woah, REALLY?!?! Gas Savers?

saw this a couple days ago. some kind of gas savers. i tried Google'ing but came back negative. i couldn't read the brand, but it definitely said gas savers on them.

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im sorry that just looks beyond bogus!
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those look like stick on buick vents except worse!
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looks evo on the roof from below, but def looks [email protected], the savings in drag cant equal anything haha
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they dont save gas... my fren has a jeep with those all over he said he was getting 16.8 mpg and after he put them on hes getting..... 16.8 mpg and a **** load of questions daily.
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why would anyone think these save gas?
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Okay - there is no way to save gas, except by switching to propane. And even that isnt cheap. There is -nothing- that can change the shape of the body, and how much you weigh. Those things look like a retard got stick happy with some black bling, sort of like that blue car with that fake supercharger vent on the hood I saw on a post not long ago.
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Okay - there is no way to save gas, except by switching to propane. And even that isnt cheap. There is -nothing- that can change the shape of the body, and how much you weigh. Those things look like a retard got stick happy with some black bling, sort of like that blue car with that fake supercharger vent on the hood I saw on a post not long ago.
Propane is worse in terms of consumption than gas...

The best way to save gas is to get your foot off the skinny pedal
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I did a little bit of googling and found this: Airtab

$2.75 a piece.

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Airtabs™ are patented, unique wishbone shaped vortex generators designed to increase vehicle aerodynamic performance and fuel economy by reducing aerodynamic pressure drag at two key locations; the tractor-trailer gap and the rear facing surface (the base area) of any commercial or private square backed vehicle or trailer that routinely attains highway speeds. Drag reduction and fuel economy benefits from Airtab® application is not limited to commercial trucking operations. Airtabs™ enhance aerodynamic performance equally well on cube vans, straight trucks, expeditors, SUVs, RVs, buses, horse, toy and utility trailers, faired "bob tail" tractors, flat beds and tankers. The results may vary somewhat with vehicle type but the aerodynamic theory and principles are the same for all.

Airtabs™ are mounted 3 per linear foot, or every 4 inches on center. Take the number of feet to be covered and multiply by 3 to give the number of Airtabs™ required.

Each Airtab® creates two tight swirls of air or vortices that combine to reduce the suction and drag at the rear of vehicles traveling at speeds above approximately 35 mph or 55kmh. Airtabs™ are also effective at the rear roof lines of automobiles that have a rear window slope of greater than 30 degrees.

Airtabs™ offer several safety benefits as well. They improve vehicle stability by altering the airflow at the vehicle's rear. The large random eddies at the rear surface are changed to an array of small vigorous “stream wise" vortices. The majority of users comment immediately on the improved vehicle handling performance, especially in gusty cross wind conditions or when passing (or being passed by) other vehicles. This increases driver safety margins by reducing wandering and sudden adjacent lane incursions. Mirror visibility in rain or snow is also improved as the Airtabs™ help suppress precipitation and spray patterns. Safety is improved through better mirror visibility yielding safer lane changes as well as improving the visibility conditions for other road users. By reducing the suction and aerodynamic drag at the rear of vehicles, the tendency to accumulate snow and road grime at this location is reduced. This helps to improve corporate image and reduce cleaning time and expense. It also enhances safety by keeping conspicuity tape, tail and brake lights cleaner and helps the bottom line by reducing snow and weight build up in winter.
Sounds like a waste of time to me, but what do I know? lol

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i'll stick with my Tornado and fuel line magnets
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Propane is worse in terms of consumption than gas...

The best way to save gas is to get your foot off the skinny pedal

peopane is better on economy.... but so is the skinny pedal trick
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lol ima try to get my uncle to get some for his 05 silverado hybrid he called and ask me about a tornado earlyer i told him to stop *****in his full size has dam near the gas milage of my 4banger
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I did a little bit of googling and found this: Airtab

$2.75 a piece.



Sounds like a waste of time to me, but what do I know? lol
So not only do they save gas, but they keep your vehicle clean, improve the splash up from driving in wet conditions and provide better visibility? Im totally ordering a few, whos with me?!?



EDIT: Took a quick search on Youtube.. Wham Bam!





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i could see them being usefull on greyhounds or transport trucks but they'd look like crap if they were put on a dodge ram....

another vehicle i could see benefiting would be a van being used for expedite or putting them on a cap but not on the pickup itself.

they'd also have to be painted to match so you wouldn't see them as much.
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And yes, I was joking about ordering them - thats money better spent elsewhere.. or on putting a diesel into the truck for 30mpg's lol
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i dunno, if we got a group deal, i might be in....
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i just bought 150 of them for my F-150! i cant wait to stick em on!
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i can't wait to see em this weekend patrick. it'll be my deciding moment if i really want them for my ranger.....
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i can't wait to see em this weekend patrick. it'll be my deciding moment if i really want them for my ranger.....
maybe ill slap a few on the ranger for better mileage on the dunes!
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these look beyond stupid...
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that is just dumb... they look cool on the evo though

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If these "things" are so great , Why aren't aircraft covered with them ?
That should give one a clue as to how well they perform .
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This is right up there with all the other crap on eBay. People who actually buy this crap are dumb sheep.
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do those really work and help mpg ?
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do those really work and help mpg ?
Yes, and if you buy 20 they keep you from posting on threads that have already died, too.
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