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    1. Member mx5er's Avatar
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      02-17-2011 09:52 PM #1
      Looks like a clever system with significant savings: http://smarttruckbrands.com/undertray.php

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      02-17-2011 09:58 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Barry2952
      I dragged her back to see the $4,500 Pacer. She hated it, but we bought it. She went home and cried. (when we sold it) my wife put an ad in the newspaper. A woman came out to look at the car. She said, "I really didn't go out looking for a Pacer." My wife replied, "Lady, nobody goes out looking for a Pacer. It's eighteen hundred bucks, take it or leave it!" The woman took it and drove away smiling. My wife cried.

    3. 02-17-2011 10:01 PM #3

      Cost - How much? How long does it take to earn back its cost in fuel savings and then truly be beneficial.

      Claims about drag factor -It's just a target, it says nothing about meeting those claims.

      Can't find any info besides skimpy website. Anything else out there is just a copy of a small press release. Wouldn't want to be someone elses guinea pig.

      Good idea though, but skeptical without any real results to look at.
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      02-17-2011 10:05 PM #4
      How am I supposed to drive under the trailer during crazy car chases if they start putting those on?
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      Oh mellberg is cool, but his car certainly isn't helping that happen.

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      02-17-2011 10:07 PM #5
      I am skeptical of the durablilty of the "rain gutter" and the side fairings don't make any sense. Does the driver (or spotter lol ) have to R&R everytime he makes a stop? That will never happen. Many truckers don't even wear proper shoes.
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      02-17-2011 11:36 PM #6
      the slipper skirts really do make a big difference in fuel economy. However they are bought mostly by large fleet operators, and almost never the small fleet or owner/operators. I think this undertray system might actually work well. Only time will tell however. I have enough problems everyday trying to explain why truckers need things like working lights.

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