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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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About this time last year, I took off the TT mirrors on my truck (they ain't for sale) and went to the paddle mirrors. That gained ne a solid MPG.

The other day some doofus clucked my passenger side mirror in the parking lot. Its trashed. I'm running with it folded in for now.

Suddenly my MPG shot up a half MPG. Not bad for cool weather.

Wonder what it will do with both folded in?

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That much of a difference? wow

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Dave what are planning on doing for visibility without mirrors? Are you thinking of investing in a good quality backup camera? Have you considered mirror delete plates like Scotty & Powersmoker have on their race trucks?



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Thanks for that info, Dave. Always kept that in mind, the mirror issue. My new to me van has the smaller mirrors rather than the TT ones. Need to sort her out and get some baseline numbers for mileage.

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Cameras donít float the boat just yet, but I do have an idea.

Anybody know how to take the mirror out of a TT unit so I can but it back later?

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I suspect that you have gotten some erroneous readings Dave.

I was at a mpg testing facility for 18 wheelers and we discussed aero mirrors and I was told that they resulted in a very well documented .5% improvement. As in half of a single %.

I'm not saying it correlates perfectly but there is some correlation.

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Can you really say that comparing the 0.5% gain on a 50+' long 18 wheeler has much to do with the gains for a relatively tiny and lightweight light truck?

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whole different aero game.
Sounds like an interesting result Dave. Can't help you with the mirrors though.

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Theres also a legality issue of a street driven truck with no rear view mirros

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I think you atleast have to have one on the passenger side, or maybe the driver's side (I forget) Kinda like some old cars you see that only have one

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