Turbo Wing's Effect On Milage?

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Disturbed Canuck, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. badbowti

    badbowti Bobtail Member

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    I own one of these wings. I used it on my suburban while I towed a over sized snowmobile trailer. I will tell you that while regular towing fuel millage was very poor to begin with, the Turbo wing really helped the millage. I did get 2-3 mpg back(deplending on wind)

    What many people have not told you is that the wing really added stability to the trailer/truck while in any windy situation plus it really lessened the over-all load thus giving you more power. This way you are not fighting the wind with HP, this is where your fuel saving comes from. I can honestly say that if you have a taller trailer behind you, that you WILL NEED ONE OF THESE.
     
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  3. forner

    forner Light Load Member

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    04 kw 900 86 studio sleeper with turbo wing...I pull double drop right now my load is at least 15 ft from the sleeper and I think it's pointless for me to have I will take 650 for it in case somebody wants it ...
     
  4. The Challenger

    The Challenger Kinghunter

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    Dang, too bad they do not make them for cars. My Dodge Caliber Station Wagon would good with one on the roof.

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  5. Jfaulk99

    Jfaulk99 Road Train Member

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    There's a woman around here with a turbo wing on her pickup. She says it helps her fuel mileage when towing a horse trailer. I laugh every time I see it because she rarely actually towing a trailer. So even if it gives her 5 more MPG when towing, she's pushing all that extra air the other 95% of the time. But logic is foreign to horse people, proof is owning hay burners in the first place.:biggrin_2559:
     
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  6. jtrnr1951

    jtrnr1951 Road Train Member

    Helped my 2000 peterbuilt (pulling a dry van or reefer) by about .4 mpg or just a bit less. Over time it adds up.....
     
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  7. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    I'm sure you could have one custom made. Just go to a metal shop and have them fabricate one. Preferably cast iron, with 6 inch I beam supports! That should really help!:biggrin_2559:
     
  8. forner

    forner Light Load Member

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    my wing is off of my truck on my mbn 525 mpg went from 5 to 6.1 driving 68 or 70 ...i pull double drop so no reason for wing...
     
  9. richyrich24

    richyrich24 Bobtail Member

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    hey guys, well my dad drives an 03 freightliner coronado mid roof. He wants to save on fuel cause his engine is a c-15 catterpilar 550. so you all know how much those things burn. so my question is if it will help or no? and also where can i get one for cheap there hard to find. THANKS.
     
  10. Jfaulk99

    Jfaulk99 Road Train Member

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    If is 550 is an MBN serial number prefix I'd have the ECM re-flashed before I bought a wing. Fuel mileage and performance can be helped if not fixed without drilling any holes.
     
  11. TruckerOsborne

    TruckerOsborne Bobtail Member

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    I have a 08 Pete 389 (replacement for the 379) with a 63" Flat Sleeper running a Cat 625HP, 18spd, and 336 Rears pulling a heavy 53' Van. Before the Chicken Wing I was getting 4.3 - 4.5 MPG at 65 MPH. Since I installed the wing the absolute worst MPG has been 5.6 at the same speeds with an average over 6 MPG. They work! I had one on a KW in 1990 and it worked then also pulling a reefer.
     
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