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Old 06-24-2010, 05:53 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by miket View Post
I love that idea!!!

All the 1gen tundra drops i've seen are lowered 2" more in the back than the front. I've seen 1" rear drops sold as leveling kits. IF i find a budget way to drop the front 2" or maybe 3" Then im looking at droping the rear 2"-5" for about $55parts.

Why would a neutral or negative rake work against me???

If the inflated tail could work with the tailgate extender out then i wouldnt have to worry about rain or snow on the tailgate outside of loading/unloading. I wish my father bought a truck with an extended cab + long bed. Doubt 2' makes much of a driving difference on an 18' truck, heck we will be carrying a 20' long ladders sometimes. But he didnt. Im hoping with bedslides and a shelf we'll be able to cram everything under the cap most of the time and that we''ll need the tailgate extender rarely.

What would i do about the taillights? some sort of trailer light setup?
miket,the nose down rake ensures that the fore-body of the truck is in a positive pressure regime,especially the roof.
If you drop the rear only,you run the risk of moving the separation point forwards,at a point of larger cross-section,resulting in a larger wake of lower base pressure ( higher delta-P,bad,never good ).
If you plan to run with a tailgate extender you'll have to configure the tail to capture that extra volume.
Reflector/taillight kits for a utility trailer are perfect for these applications however require some rigid structure,not necessarily a problem,but extra imagineering and fabrication.
Refective material as highway workers employ with their safety vests can also be sewn to the envelope.Biking/jogging gear ditto.
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