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Old 05-25-2011, 01:35 PM
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Geez guys, this discussion should have ended after CigDaze's post. Mr.Rocketscientist said he studied a Computational Fluid Dynamics experiment and gate up wins.

If Nick says something based on pure science, I suggest you trust in his answer. Unless any of you are rocket scientists that is. Then please feel free to debate him on the subject.
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[QUOTE=wjb21ndtown;3411722]The Myth Busters conclusion is that by having the tailgate down you lengthen the bed and have more down force on the rear tires.
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Hmmmm so Mythbusters should have installed trim actuators to the tailgate before running their test.
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:39 PM
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Wonder if someone could do a study on why we don't worry about getting 1 mpg running a boat but we will experiment with tailgates up/down looking for an improvement. Things that make you go hmmmmm.
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Wonder if someone could do a study on why we don't worry about getting 1 mpg running a boat but we will experiment with tailgates up/down looking for an improvement. Things that make you go hmmmmm.
Now this guy makes sense!
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Up Up UP UP its been tested and proved!
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Geez guys, this discussion should have ended after CigDaze's post. Mr.Rocketscientist said he studied a Computational Fluid Dynamics experiment and gate up wins.

If Nick says something based on pure science, I suggest you trust in his answer. Unless any of you are rocket scientists that is. Then please feel free to debate him on the subject.
Read this at work today, and got a good chuckle! Thanks.....
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What if the tailgate is 10' tall ?
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Did the airplane ever take off of the treadmill?
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Wonder if someone could do a study on why we don't worry about getting 1 mpg running a boat but we will experiment with tailgates up/down looking for an improvement. Things that make you go hmmmmm.
see post 10, that was my point. i have seen Tom burn 200 gallons of fuel in one day of boating and he is worried about 1 mile to the gallon.
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Tailgate was stolen lastnight so i get to see if my MPG goes up or down
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