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#755217 December 27th 2019 4:27 pm
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Hello All,

I'm wondering whether anyone has an opinion on how the addition of a drop visor and/or rear wing/spoiler will affect a van's gas mileage? I have just found a '74 Ford E200, and would love to see it with a visor. I've been told, however, that adding one would significantly raise its gas consumption. Any thoughts on this? Anyone know of a source for an owner's manual for this van? Thanks in advance.

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ReVANant1950 #755218 December 27th 2019 6:09 pm
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I did 2200 miles with a van that has a NorCal wing and got an average of 13.5-14 which I think is pretty average. I have a visor on my other dodge van and I don’t really notice any difference from when we first got it when it had no visor


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ReVANant1950 #755219 December 27th 2019 7:20 pm
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My 85 Dodge b150 has a visor my 86 b van don't roughly 1.5 miles difference, 86 gets 16ish 85 14-14.5mpg. Not a huge drop.


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ReVANant1950 #755221 December 27th 2019 7:52 pm
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If I cared about getting good gas mileage, I wouldn't drive a van.


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ReVANant1950 #755225 December 27th 2019 8:38 pm
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Got that right. Just do it lol


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Re: Windshield Visors
ReVANant1950 #755231 December 27th 2019 8:45 pm
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Hi, Thanks for the replies. I would be pleased if either of these additions were possible, so your answers give me hope. Outstanding gas mileage isn't the reason I wanted a van, but fuel economy is still relatively important to me. On a fixed income, more money spent on gas means less time spent on the road. And that's where I want to be.

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ReVANant1950 #755233 December 27th 2019 8:46 pm
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When I had my 91 Dodge B-250 , 5.2 V8 and auto trans, it got 14 mpg BEFORE I added the drop visor, and it got 14 mpg AFTER I added the visor...so yeah a HUGE drop in mpg ! Tell them to shut up, you are driving a van not a Honda ! If you are worried about mpg, sell the van and get a Honda, Hyundai, or Toyota , not a van.

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ReVANant1950 #755236 December 27th 2019 8:57 pm
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It’s the 360, cam and 3.91 gears that do me in haha


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ReVANant1950 #755247 December 27th 2019 11:32 pm
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I drove home from Cedar Rapids 2200 miles with my white '92 G30 454 … it has a Lund visor and I got 14.25 on a 454 …

The visor has wind reliefs to stop the wind from holding you back, thus loosin gas milage


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ReVANant1950 #755251 December 28th 2019 8:13 am
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Right you are and the biggest difference in my 85 and 86 is the 86 has the power robbing lean burn and lock up transmission I am sure that makes up the 1.5 mpg.


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