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Old 06-05-2014, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Truck aero improvements

I took a hard look under the truck today. It's about as un-aerodynamic as it gets:
  • Front sway bar is inder the axle and in the air stream
  • Transfer case skid plate is way below the transfer case
  • Fuel tank shield protrudes about 1.5 inches below the tank
  • Spare tire in the airstream, but easily removed and stowed in the trunk
  • Helper springs and jounce bumpers (not really in the air stream, but heavy)
  • Muffler: is a more aerodynamic shape available in the aftermarketp?
  • Rear
  • bumper protrudes 4" under the tailgate across its full width.

Most aero improvements cost money, but removing stuff is free. I was thinking of just removing a lot of the junk under there as an experiment. Anybody think that it's worth it?

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