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Old 02-27-2012, 05:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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9-11 mpg Aerodynamic Tractor Trailer

Highest Mileage Tractor Trailer on the road!!!


Admin edit: see also the AirFlow BulletTruck Project (aerodynamic, modified Class 8 transport doubles MPG)

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wildfire - '96 Ford Bronco XL
90 day: 14.88 mpg (US)

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90 day: 20.26 mpg (US)

Y2k - '00 Honda Insight
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Most the guys brag about 7 mpg. 9-11 mpg is really awesome!
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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90 day: 78.82 mpg (US)

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ICEBOX - welcome to the forum.

Care to fill us in a bit more on your success story?
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
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Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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are you o-o and order it for road mpg,
or is it a de-rated fleet truck with the base hp rating.

any thing on the rear doors aro wise to get that mpg?

haven't seen to many with that narrow of a cab to trailer gap that's way better than some of the 5/6 foot spaces ive seen.

the 9 to 11 is at a full 80K? that's impressive
1 86 T\D trooper with rare GEN 3 rods TRANS FIXED NOW DD
1 86 4WD 5sp pup is 2.3L gas, but plan on 2.2L diesel repower
1 91 trop, long term plan is a group buy of imported Isuzu 4JB1-T 2.8L I-4 engines, hoping to get price down to 2K not 3K plus
1993 sidekick my MPG toy, epa rating 26.
i get 29/31 with stock drive train.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Tell us about it: motor, trans, gears, tires, etc. What kind of loads are you hauling?
2004.0 DODGE Ram QC/LB 2500 2WD/NV-5600 305/555 ISB. 7,940-lb. Stock. 200,000 miles/5000-hrs @ 40-mph average.
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8-cpm solo & 11-cpm towing; 21-mpg average past 54k-miles
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Black Knight - '94 Toyota Corolla
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I work in a truck shop and would love to see that thing come in with a belly pan. my techs would poop.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That's great. That's 20-30 % better than others

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Old 03-09-2012, 05:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I am impressed. I know how hard it is to get mileage out of these things.

Now to the info, give us info! Gears, belly pan(?), etc...

I slid my fifth wheel forward on my company truck and gained some mpg, but I have to watch my front axle weights. That gap is a killer. We need longer wings on the sleepers.
(2010 Casicadia, DD15, 10 spd) I haul the intermodal containers.

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Old 03-18-2012, 12:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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that truck/trailers looks awesome
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Alexa - '07 Honda Civic LX
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Wouldn't extending the skirt on the trailer over past the wheels help? I've never seen anyone do it. all it would take is a separate hinged piece in case you needed to get to the tires.


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