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Old 03-25-2008, 01:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the welcome! I'm guessing the guard weighs at least 150 lbs. or so, it looks pretty heavy.
It's all relative. 150lbs in a 3500lb truck is around 4% of it's weight, and for a pickup truck, the ratio of energy needed to roll the vehicle compared to the energy needed to push the vehicle through the air is about 1:1-1:5 depending on whether you're driving along at 25mph in the city or doing 70mph on the freeway, so you're looking at a .8-2% difference.

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Old 03-25-2008, 01:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It's all relative. 150lbs in a 3500lb truck is around 4% of it's weight, and for a pickup truck, the ratio of energy needed to roll the vehicle compared to the energy needed to push the vehicle through the air is about 1:1-1:5 depending on whether you're driving along at 25mph in the city or doing 70mph on the freeway, so you're looking at a .8-2% difference.
Hmmm, never thought of it that way....
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Hey another Taco guy, welcome. I'm hoping pull a few MPGs out of my gas sucking taco too. But "red" comes first. Check out "akashic" post with his taco. Finally someone put pizzas on a 4X4.

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