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Old 11-05-2015, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Flyinghippo View Post
In June I bought a 2011 Ranger XLT Supercab with the 2.3 4 cylinder and 5 speed manual. It's 2wd. At 60 it gets 30 mpg. At 70 it gets 27. I drive mixed in town and rural delivering pizza getting 20mpg, so I'm not often at highway speed. I'm thinking of just adding a flat bedcover with treated plywood. It would be nice to keep the snow out of my trucks bed. Would I see an increase with the bedcover?
here is the drag table for GM's bedcover which includes data for a full cover.
The C-10 pickup they tested had around Cd 0.535.You can see the change the cover provided.
On a percentage basis,the best you could probably see is this percentage change.
Your Ranger is much 'cleaner' than the C-10,and the gain from the bedcover might be less.
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