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What is BLADE?

BLADE is a retrofit device that attaches to the tailpipe of any gasoline, propane or CNG burning car, suv,van or light duty truck with the primary purpose of capturing particulate emissions.

 


Particulate Material (PM) Filtration

Particulate Material (soot) is an air pollutant known to cause grave environmental and human health consequences. Environmental consequences of PM include: air pollution, water pollution, deforestation, crop degradation, acid rain, acidification of waterways and smog. Health consequences of PM include: cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory disease, fibrosis, asthma, reduced pulmonary function and increased mortality.

 


 

CO2 Reduction

Laboratory test results show decreases of carbon dioxide (CO2) up to 12%. CO2 is a potent greenhouse gas and is the primary cause of man-made global warming.


 

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Gas Mileage & Cost Savings

Laboratory testing using the EPA 511 Protocol shows gas mileage increases of as much as 12%. Consumer experiences conducted on a wide variety of cars, light duty trucks and SUV’s in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America have resulted in gas mileage increase up to:

  • 34% on 4-cylinder cars, e.g. Honda Civics, Toyota Corollas, Ford Focuses, etc.
  • 21% on light duty trucks and SUV’s, e.g. GMC 2500s, Chevy Avalanches, Range Rovers, etc.
  • 16% on dual exhaust 8-cylinder sedans, e.g. Lincoln Town Cars, Crown Victorias, etc.
  • 24% on 10 cylinder Box-style trucks, e.g. U-Haul moving trucks.


Proven Results

EPA 511 Testing at ATDS

Testing at ATDS using The EPA 511 Protocol

The Blade's laboratory fuel economy and emission testing were conducted by Lactec Laboratories in Curitiba, Brazil, and Automotive Testing and Development Services, Inc. (ATDS), a California based independent testing laboratory which is accepted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is licensed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

At ATDS the Blade was tested on a 2004 Honda Civic using the EPA 511 Testing Protocol – is a combination of the EPA's FTP-75 and High-way Fuel Economy Tests. The EPA 511 test Protocol is the most rigorous EPA recognized test procedure in existence, and it is the only test procedure that the EPA considers statistically valid.

The Blade has also been tested for fuel economy and durability. Endurance road tests conducted in the United States, Europe and Latin America have shown up to 34% increases in overall fuel savings, while causing no adverse effects to test vehicles after 35,000 miles.


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What About My Car?

The BLADE will fit your vehicle if:

Your vehicle has a straight 1 7/8 - 2 inch tail pipe.
Note: many vehicles have decorative exhaust tips which may give the appearance that the Blade will not fit. In most instances, removing the decorative tip will reveal a 1 7/8 2 inch tail pipe. If you need to remove your exhaust tip, we recommend that you see a professional for installation. A normal exhaust shop, i.e. Midas, Meineke, etc. can do this easily.
Your vehicle has an exposed straight tailpipe measuring 1 7/8 – 2 inches in diameter.
Examples – 2004 Honda Civic
You have dual exhaust pipes that are both straight 1 7/8 - 2 inch pipes (in which case you will need two BLADEs).
You have a tailpipe larger than 2 1/4 inches. In this case you will need to get a splitter adapter on which you can mount 2 Blades.
You have two 1 7/8 - 2 inch tail pipes coming out of the same muffler. In this case, you will need to make sure that these pipes are not too close together.

 

Still not sure about your car? Then ask Skip. Be sure to provide the make, model and year of your car as well as description of your tail pipe configuration. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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