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Front and Rear Bumper: How does it affect performance?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by mmmoore8, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Nov 11, 2011 at 11:46 PM
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    mmmoore8

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    Next quarter at school I am in a lab class where all we do is work in our shop during the week; no hw just time to work on our projects. The only problem is, I don't really have a good project at the moment. I've been researching front and rear bumpers pretty extensively with the intent on building one and found quite a few out there that are pretty pleasing. As a 4 cyl owner i'm just a little concerned about what all this added weight will do? It would basically be adding an extra few hundred pounds even with using smaller 1/8" to 3/16" steel. Would this have any effect on my truck? MPG, etc? Any feedback is greatly appreciated, especially if you have already put one on or built one yourself. Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 12, 2011 at 12:05 AM
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    Mr.Ed

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    Maybe 100 LBS, if you are concerned relocate the battery ect... Anything in front of the wheels pull or move if that worried. To crank it up get some coilovers and crank them up. When you start cutting no tuning back:D
     
  3. Nov 12, 2011 at 12:07 AM
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    Any added weight will affect mpg. I have 4.0 liter and when I have more than 1 passengers I can feel the added weight when driving, so I can only imagine a 4 cylinder.
     
  4. Nov 12, 2011 at 5:55 AM
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    Reepur

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    I don't know, I have added 200 lbs of stuff and maybe lost 1 mpg. I get about 20 mpg I think I lost more power from bigger tires ( diameter) than the weight.

    Getting a front plate bumper installed with winch in the next month so will see then.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    great let me know what happens when you do. thanks
     
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