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Well hello there! Welcome to ClubArmada! Are you talking about products like the "Tornado Fuel Saver"? They are all garbage. To increase gas mileage on the Armada, maintain your tire pressure at 35 psi and put the Armada in Cruise Mode when can :)
 

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You get what you pay for. Most of these are snake oil that people are selling to take advantage of a lack of regulations and people crying about high gas prices. I have yet to see any one of these give any mileage improvements. ;)
 

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This is simple physics people, there is no free lunch. Don't buy a +5,600lb SUV with +300 HP and +9,000lb tow capacity if you don't like the care&feeding of a vehicle like this. What does everyone expect, a Honda Civic? This is a large heavy TRUCK with a big powerful thirsty engine. To move something big and heavy requires a lot of energy. Energy = gasoline, there is no mystery here. I just got through reading about a naive new owner that is shocked by the low fuel economy he has gotten. HELLO!! :confused:
 

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This is simple physics people, there is no free lunch. Don't buy a +5,600lb SUV with +300 HP and +9,000lb tow capacity if you don't like the care&feeding of a vehicle like this. What does everyone expect, a Honda Civic? This is a large heavy TRUCK with a big powerful thirsty engine. To move something big and heavy requires a lot of energy. Energy = gasoline, there is no mystery here. I just got through reading about a naive new owner that is shocked by the low fuel economy he has gotten. HELLO!! :confused:
Its funny I get alot of interest in my truck and the first thing I tell folks is that the gas mileage is not great...there response is usually..oh...anyway hows the interior, sound, how does it drive, etc...Bottom line if you can afford the truck you can afford the gas.
 

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When I bought my truck I was aware of the MPG,but I am surprised of some guys who boughgt the beast w/out knowing how much MPG :smart:
 

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I have never understood the fuel thing myself. (Not bashing the original poster of this thread, so please don't take it that way). Think he is just wanting to "optimize" his milage if he can. Back to what I was saying, however:

Amazing people can spend $40,000 plus on a big SUV that is a monster in towing, motor, weight, etc...and then complain about the milage? Seems to me, if you have to TRULY complain about milage, perhaps you cannot afford the truck in the first place? Kinda like someone buying a 5,000 sf house and then griping b/c the electric bill is $600/mo!%!$%! :eek: :p

Just chiming in on this one, and not meaning to bash, so please take with a GOS.

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When I bought my truck I was aware of the MPG,but I am surprised of some guys who boughgt the beast w/out knowing how much MPG :smart:
 

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This has always baffled me also. If you drive 15000k a year and improve your mileage by 33% from 15 to 20 mpg, this would only save you $43.75 a month. Big deal. And most people are looking for 1 or 2 mpg improvement, which is like 50 cents a day. Who cares. I think its more an emotional response than a rational one. :rolleyes:
 

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i really dont understand mpg calculation......i get 500 km which equal around 310miles from a full tank...city driving only...does that sound about right? what do you guys get out of a full tank?
 

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This has always baffled me also. If you drive 15000k a year and improve your mileage by 33% from 15 to 20 mpg, this would only save you $43.75 a month. Big deal. And most people are looking for 1 or 2 mpg improvement, which is like 50 cents a day. Who cares. I think its more an emotional response than a rational one. :rolleyes:
Never did the math before, that's funny. Now I really want that supercharger!! lol lol
 

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Its funny I get alot of interest in my truck and the first thing I tell folks is that the gas mileage is not great...there response is usually..oh...anyway hows the interior, sound, how does it drive, etc...Bottom line if you can afford the truck you can afford the gas.

amen to that.. plus no one forced you to buy this kind of truck. you know what you're getting into when you bought this truck so please no more complaining that you're only getting 12 miles a gallon.. just fill up the tank and lets all drive and have fun :D
 

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I see different things on the web, that is stating they could increase your hp and 10% of your mileage and some even say 30 % , is this true or just bull?

I have just read the September issue of Popular Mechanics, where they test seven of these fuel saving devices. They all lost power, made mileage worse or both......worse than snake oil then :D
 

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i really dont understand mpg calculation......i get 500 km which equal around 310miles from a full tank...city driving only...does that sound about right? what do you guys get out of a full tank?
The way you find out your mileage is to fill your tank, read the mileage, drive around, and then when you fill again, see how many gallons you put in and how many miles you went.

We have a 28 gallon tank but mine reads empty with 5 gallons left so if I did the calculation with 23 gallons vs. 28 gallons, it would be a very different story. So if you say how many gallons you put in to get 310 miles, we can calculate the mileage. ;)

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310 miles/28 gallons used = 11 mpg
310 miles/23 gallons used = 13.5 mpg
 

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I asked a questions and gotten all these replies, but only one person really tried to help. I didn't asked you if i could afford this truck, by the way, I could afford. I was just asking one simple question and gotten al of the stupid answers. Thanks to everyone replied.
 

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I have just read the September issue of Popular Mechanics, where they test seven of these fuel saving devices. They all lost power, made mileage worse or both......worse than snake oil then :D
You forgot the one that caught on fire!! Read that article too.


Sorry Dookiedog we do tend to stray off topic or off on a tangent sometimes but the consensus I think points to this conclusion that these devices don't work and some are even dangerous or may damage your engine.
 

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I asked a questions and gotten all these replies, but only one person really tried to help. I didn't asked you if i could afford this truck, by the way, I could afford. I was just asking one simple question and gotten al of the stupid answers. Thanks to everyone replied.
To realistically expect some Armada owners to significantly improve the efficiency over what a corporate army of engineers/designers/technicians that took years to design is a reach to say the least.
I think driving technique can have more effect than any hardware; accelerate slowly, use brakes as little as possible/coast as much as possible.
 

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I asked a questions and gotten all these replies, but only one person really tried to help. I didn't asked you if i could afford this truck, by the way, I could afford. I was just asking one simple question and gotten al of the stupid answers. Thanks to everyone replied.
Sorry, but I didn't mean to insult anyone, we all aware of the MPG. believe it or not, the technology is there to save gas and increase MPG, and the auto makers have it and know what to do, but they don't want to introduce it in their vehicles b/c the oil companies are paying the automakers large sums of money for not to introduce a gas vehicle which will save you money on gas, and the oil prices will drop from $55.00 or so a barrel to maybe $5.00. and all the advertisement you see on T.V and in the magazines for devices claiming to help your MPG is a B.S. :damn:
 

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After talking to the Nissan guy, he reccomended using Chevron Plus gas and using the Nissan additive....I forgot the name. I tried it and saw a jump of about 2.5 mpg, from 11 to 13.5. After a while that has dropped to about 12.3. I am going to add another bottle of the $15 additive in a bit to see if it goes back up.
 

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dookiedog said:
I asked a questions and gotten all these replies, but only one person really tried to help. I didn't asked you if i could afford this truck, by the way, I could afford. I was just asking one simple question and gotten al of the stupid answers. Thanks to everyone replied.
It's only your thread until someone else posts on it. Get it. No reason to slam everyone else here. :chillpill Besides all the replies weren't necessarily a response to your question, plus you got your answer on the 2nd or 3rd post.
Just relax and this group will be very helpful.
 
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