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Old 01-09-2015, 02:05 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Obviously you need a pink implosion wing!

I would drive the dog van from Dumb and Dumber if it doubled my mileage, but when I told my "mother-in-law" that I broke 50 MPG on my previous tank she just shrugged it off.

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Old 01-09-2015, 08:40 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I would drive the dog van from Dumb and Dumber if it doubled my mileage, but when I told my "mother-in-law" that I broke 50 MPG on my previous tank she just shrugged it off.
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I find it easier to tell people how much money I saved as most people can relate to money in their pocket compared to MPG. Fer example, I've saved between $500 to $700 in fuel costs every year (6 years) since I started aero modding my T-100...which has paid fer the purchase of my truck and ALL mods to date. My long road trips calculated out to $0.09 per mile.
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:41 AM   #23 (permalink)
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A quick note to InnovativeWindTunnelGuy:

If you're an actual wind tunnel guy, I think you'll appreciate that we prefer testing and documented results over rhetoric and anecdotes.

The "inventor" claims double and even triple the usual fuel mileage for vehicles using his device, and that it works better at higher speeds. If you spend much time here you'll see that that flies in the face of our usual philosophies. Doubling one's usual fuel mileage is the holy grail, tripling is the essence of the Unicorn Hunt. To date I can only imagine one guy could claim having done that: Diesel Dave in the White Whale, and his posted average speeds are the epitome of "modest."

The "inventor" uses a lot of gobblydegook to talk about his creation. Many of the terms make no sense whatsoever, even if you assume they are sort-of contextually appropriate. For further exploration of this concept see:


But don't let us dissuade you. We're all about testing, here. Test, document, test again. Test with and test without. Eliminate as many other variables as humanly possible.

And then tell us what you've learned. It would be quite something to discover if there were an actual unicorn, and that it was useful.
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:11 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Wouldn't that create excess wind noise? If it makes wind noise, wouldn't it be creating drag?
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A brick wall with a hole in it will make more wind noise than a flat brick wall, but it will still have less drag.
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A brick wall with a hole in it will make more wind noise than a flat brick wall, but it will still have less drag.
Not necessarily.... Depends on the hole!

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Wouldn't that create excess wind noise? If it makes wind noise, wouldn't it be creating drag?
This car would have the aerodynamic dignity of a Grumman Avenger dive brake.
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After the 1/4-mile run,they probably took their hole saw out to the desert and used it for target practice.
Smokey Yunick acid-dipped his cars for weight reduction,maintaining their aerodynamics (of which he cheated on).

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