Pickup truck aeroshell
Pickup trucks have high coefficients of drag. Fortunately, they're also ideal platforms for adding this highly effective aerodynamic modification.
A number of EcoModders have undertaken this task, recording highway fuel economy improvements of between 13-20% compared to an uncovered bed.
They can be built in such a way as to retain the usability of the bed as well.
Instructions for mod
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|User Name||Car Make, Model, Year||Cost of Mod||Time to Perform Mod||MPG Before Mod||MPG After Mod||MPG improvement guess||Instruction Link|
|ccrider||Toyota Tacoma 2002||25.775||26.863||4.2%||tacoma aerocap ABA test|
|cons||04 Ranger||$300||20 hours||30 MPG||34 MPG||11.76 (4 MPG) tank to tank testing, better results with trailing edge extended beyond tailgate||AeroRanger (brother to AeroJeep) boat-tail|
|t vago||2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab||$170||40 hours||18.9 MPG||20.5 MPG||8.3%||t_vago's compound curve foam board pickup aeroshell|
Problems / Consequences of mod
- Poorly constructed or mounted shells could fly off due to fast airflow