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Dropping un needed Weight from the truck

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Johnny_knox69, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Aug 8, 2008 at 10:55 PM
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    Johnny_knox69

    Johnny_knox69 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone tried to drop as much weight from the truck as possible? Less Weight is More hp! and Better gas mileage!

    I will see what I can take off that is not needed.....

    1. Cheap ass skrid plate..............
    2. Fnt Tow hook
    3.



    What else?
     
  2. Aug 8, 2008 at 11:06 PM
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    tacoskim

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    3. spare tire
     
  3. Aug 8, 2008 at 11:10 PM
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    taco@you123

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    what the hell r u gonna do when ur tire pops?:confused::p
     
  4. Aug 8, 2008 at 11:11 PM
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    tacoskim

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  5. Aug 8, 2008 at 11:34 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    Lol i cant even comeup with a smartass remark for this one!
     
  6. Aug 9, 2008 at 4:31 AM
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    concrete jedi

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    Before you start taking seats out, you have to realize that how much energy it takes to move said vehicle, i.e. 4500 lb truck VS 236 hp, divide that equals 19.06. What this actually means... I have no idea... and now my head hurts... I'm going back to "here's to Missileman" :boom:
     
  7. Aug 9, 2008 at 4:41 AM
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    Zebra

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    i've heard for every 100 pounds that is removed mpg can go up 2%
     
  8. Aug 9, 2008 at 4:52 AM
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    Janster

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    Buy some Run-Flats......
     
  9. Aug 9, 2008 at 4:53 AM
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    Janster

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    Join a fitness club and lose some weight. :eek::p:p:p:p

    These trucks are flimsy enough (compared to the older generation trucks). :)
     
  10. Aug 10, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    Johnny_knox69

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    removed about 30# worth of shit already. I will get a scale when i am done.... A bunch of brackets so far that are really just over built items as far as I can see.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2008 at 5:53 PM
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    that is soo true... i know i can lose some 30 pounds...:cool:
     
  12. Aug 10, 2008 at 6:11 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    Drop then engine while you're at it. Then you will see the MPGs shoot through the roof! :laugh:
     
  13. Aug 10, 2008 at 6:22 PM
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    MannyECG

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    Call the wife to bring me the spare sitting in the garage. j/k!

    Actually, I also dropped the spare. But only when I'm around town since I both live and work in Tempe, AZ.

    I also took off the tailgate when I'm driving around town.
     
  15. Aug 19, 2008 at 12:21 PM
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    ummm...you do realize that reduces your mileage, right?
     
  16. Aug 19, 2008 at 12:38 PM
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    And don't forget to cut out the floor board and do it Flintstones style.:rolleyes:
     
  17. Aug 19, 2008 at 1:15 PM
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    ubermx5

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    It tuff to say what this will do on a such a heavy truck..

    I know on my second car a Miata it is 2450 and I can get it to 1700.
    But at this point if i get in a crash I am screwed...

    Get a turbo and use the free power.
     
  18. Aug 20, 2008 at 2:35 PM
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    Call AAA. :D
     
  19. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:43 PM
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    silverbullet830

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    ^^^19.06 pounds per horsepower. thats your power to weight ratio. add power or remove weight and it will go down. its goes down you go faster. and i don't know about mpg but i've always heard 100lbs is good for 1/10th in the 1/4 mile.
     
  20. Aug 20, 2008 at 7:11 PM
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    cvillechopper

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    Sorry, not exactly what one would call correct. HP is HP, regardless of weight. Makes for a quicker ride, for sure, but not more HP.
     
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