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The Tornado

Anybody use the tornado thing from the TV commercial?
My dad's truck (2500 HD, 6.0 v8, 06) is getting less than 10 mpg. His '04 was getting closer to 15.
He's looking for answers so i looked at the tornado, so im wondering if any of you are using this thing?
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A guy I work with uses it in his truck and says it helps but he can't ever give me figures so that makes me believe the people who say it's just another gimmick.

Sorry, no personal experience though.
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Just saw a report on the news saying that, that thing is a scam, it dosnt do crap. if it gets so much better gas mi. why dont more people have it. Seriously it dosnt work, they proved it. Check online on Dateline NBC's site or might have been 20/20 it was just a few days ago.
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Check the airfilter, fuel fiter, tire pressure that kinda thing, other than that not alot you can do about mpg.
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Check the airfilter, fuel fiter, tire pressure that kinda thing, other than that not alot you can do about mpg.
Use cruise control whenever possible.

Other than that you could drive like a granny, big rig or limo driver- it's an option that is never mentioned because we won't do it. Not sure I even could.
I try to chill in the car but it is easy to forget.


It'd even be dangerous to drive/accelerate slowly around here, sometimes ya gotta make your move.
It is just kind of funny to me that people talk about poor mpg of cars yet if you ask most of them when they checked the air in their tires or changed their air filter they couldn't tell you .
(not you guys though, I think bikers tend to think of tires more for obvious reasons.)

And many people who bitch fly flags and things on the car to create more drag. Use a nice aerodynamic decal maybe?

I ride more than I drive but even still, I sure am easier on the throttle after the yellow light comes on until I fill up again. If I always rode/drove that way I'd get way better mpg but it's no fun.

I remember in like 85 the BMW 633csi already had a MPG analog gauge.
Looked like a turbo gauge but just showed that the deeper you press the long pedal the less mpg you were getting.

Sarah Palin and friends can call it a snow machine all they want but Yamaha, Polaris and Bombardier plus the related magazines all seem to call them Snowmobiles.

Snow machines create snow on ski slopes. Just sayin'

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Did anyone else expect this thread to be about Collin Edwards?

Caught me off gaurd and a rant came out.

Sarah Palin and friends can call it a snow machine all they want but Yamaha, Polaris and Bombardier plus the related magazines all seem to call them Snowmobiles.

Snow machines create snow on ski slopes. Just sayin'
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Consumer reports covered these devices a while back and most of them are a scam and some in fact hurt gas mileage. Only a few were shown to actaully increase mileage, the tornado not being one of them, but so minimally that they were not worth the price of the product itself.
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i've found that I can get 19 mpg on the hwy in my 02 GMC 1500 by going 75 on cruise control vs 16-17 mpg going 82-85 mph. tire pressure and air filter play a roll also. try a drop in K&N and a cat back exhuast. For city driving getting rid of the crank driven rad fan and replacing with electric fan/s helps.

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if you drive 600 miles and go 60mph and burn about 3 gallons per hour you drive 10 hours and use 30 gallons. if you drive 600 miles and drive at 90 mph and use 4.5 gallons per hour you drive 6.66 hours and use 30 gallons. does speed matter?

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If you drive fast smoothly you can do okay, but if you slow and speed up a lot, use lots of 3/4 or more throttle it's going to make a difference. That is why cruise control is good, it's mellow on the
"pedal."

Kind of like city stop and go and why the est mpg is given in city vs hwy.

But if on the hwy you speed up to the next guy, hit the brakes, floor it around him and that kind of stuff- that is what I was talking about.

Seems to be the way alot of people drive here, as a generalization.

Sarah Palin and friends can call it a snow machine all they want but Yamaha, Polaris and Bombardier plus the related magazines all seem to call them Snowmobiles.

Snow machines create snow on ski slopes. Just sayin'
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