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05-20-2012, 12:03 PM #1
Fuel Smart product
Hey everyone, my father recently saw this on gears and belives everything stacy says. just wondering if anyone used it and if so what were their results. thanks guys.
heres the link
http://www.fuelsmart.info/Objects in mirror are losing
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05-20-2012, 12:32 PM #2
sounds like some sort of aftermarket AFM system. it might work, not sure id wanna test it tho.
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05-20-2012, 03:04 PM #3
yeah i like my truck the way it is but he wishes his tahoe got more that 14 mpg
05-21-2012, 09:20 AM #4
so im taking it no one tried it yet? i think its pretty new
05-21-2012, 10:21 AM #5
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Aftermarket AFM system.
Depending on the type driver he is this product could be great or a pain in the tail.
But before jumping out and buying one a few figures should be crunched.
The advertisement is for "as much as 22% fuel savings"
What would 22% savings amount to on the vehicle?
How much does that equate to in $$?
How long will this product have to be used to pay itself off?
In the end it may not be worth the time, expense, and effort.
Not to be a jerk here but a Tahoe is not ever gonna get good mileage, if you want good mileage sell the Tahoe and buy something smaller with less cylinders to feed, some things are just a fact and cant be changed.
He might be able to improve his mileage on the Tahoe with a few cheaper methods.
Check tire pressures, check tire sizes.
Next oil change go to synthetics for engine and trans.
Drive with more care, i.e. easy on the starts, coast to stops etc., hyper mileage tecniques.
05-21-2012, 10:26 AM #6
^^^^^^^^ Agreed, i mean that is why I bought myself an older used Civic2002 Chevy Silverado & 1995 Ford Bronco
02 Silverado: 50K miles, 20" Motto Rims, Flowmaster 50 Series
95 Bronco: 160K miles, 4" Superlift, 33/12.5/15 Mickey Thompson
01 Civic: 75K miles, DD
05-21-2012, 10:28 AM #7
We tried the classics, intake, programmer, syn oil. we only saw and average of a .4 increase in mpg. Im fine with my mpg in the silverado, but I would rather not have him waste money on the tahoe.
05-27-2012, 06:11 PM #8
It appears to be the same thing as the AFM on my 5.3 that is a total waste of money, in my opinion. It never seems to work when it should be and mileage on my 2010 is lower than my 86 suburban that was a 4bbl carb.
To me it all seems to be smoke and mirrors until someone can actually prove day to day results. Theory is great but I here more complaints about the 5.3 with AFM2010 Chevy Silverado Z71 ext cab.4x4
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