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Old 09-08-2019, 06:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Put less than 20 miles on the clock since installing the vacuum gauge and filled up on my way home from work. I managed 23.3 MPG this tank.
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Looks like a pretty good choice for hypermiling!

Trucks, especially the older ones, get virtually no consideration around aerodynamics. There's a huge array of things you can do that should all pay off, and due to how trucks are made they're generally easier to install. Things are complicated slightly by the fact that what you install is also generally bigger.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Trucks, especially the older ones, get virtually no consideration around aerodynamics.
That's a good point, plus even a small improvement is proportionately higher in a truck compared to some smaller, lighter, more aerodynamic and inherently more efficient car.


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There's a huge array of things you can do that should all pay off, and due to how trucks are made they're generally easier to install.
A good old body-on-frame layout may have its drawbacks, but if you wouldn't be willing to keep your vehicle looking mostly stock it still allows you to go extreme without so much risk of compromising the structural integrity.
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Looks like a pretty good choice for hypermiling!

Trucks, especially the older ones, get virtually no consideration around aerodynamics. There's a huge array of things you can do that should all pay off, and due to how trucks are made they're generally easier to install. Things are complicated slightly by the fact that what you install is also generally bigger.
Thanks, I hope to build a tonneau cover next
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A good old body-on-frame layout may have its drawbacks, but if you wouldn't be willing to keep your vehicle looking mostly stock it still allows you to go extreme without so much risk of compromising the structural integrity.
I'm defiantly keeping it looking mostly stock - not even going as far as an aerocover or wheel skirts; I may do wheel covers and a skid plate.
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You're doing great! Sure, the numbers suck but the percentage gain is awesome.

An air dam and belly pan should help while looking stock.
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I'm defiantly keeping it looking mostly stock - not even going as far as an aerocover or wheel skirts; I may do wheel covers and a skid plate.
I'm usually also more favorable to a cleaner, stock look, but would probably feel tempted to try some discrete aerodynamic improvements and lower-weight materials.

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