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Plate bumpers,skids,sliders: Heavy Weight & Performance Down?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomtn, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Oct 9, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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    tacomtn

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    I estimate after a plate bumper front/rear, sliders, and full skids, it'll be about 600-750 pounds depending on which brands I use. Wow, with all that weight AND oversize wheels/tires, this has got to really drop MPG and performance. Dang, and that's w/o passengers or anything in the bed or a trailer!

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  2. Oct 9, 2011 at 11:38 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Yes , they are heavy

    You will not get stock gas mileage
     
  3. Oct 10, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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    Your mileage may drop. I remember reading on of the built trucks on here got the same mileage armored as he did off the lot which was 15mpg. Gears will help a lot.
     
  4. Oct 10, 2011 at 1:14 AM
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    I went with a tube bumper up front which evened out because i removed a few things and a all pro rear bumper out back (72lbs) . So I've gained about 37 lbs so far in the back .
     
  5. Oct 10, 2011 at 1:23 AM
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    maxamillion2345

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    yep, slower, less mpg
     
  6. Oct 10, 2011 at 1:33 AM
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  7. Oct 10, 2011 at 1:42 AM
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    If you're spending money on trail armor, it's assumed you'll be hitting trails rather than drag racing, so they make the skids heavy and rugged.


    if you get some gears and a supercharger it'll be less noticeable
     
  8. Oct 10, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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    I have an 07 6sp and i put the allpro plate bumpers winch skids and rock guards and a 3 inch prerunner lift on 265/75/17s. I was getting 19.5 MPG regularly now I get 16.5 MPG after the mods regardless of how I drive. After swapping my 3 inch prerunner lift for the LT front end my MPG didnt change even offroading regularly lol
     
  9. Oct 10, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    Yeah, a 3mpg drop is not surprising. I was wondering what other's have dropped too. If it's a DD truck, that 3mpg decrease hurts.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2011 at 10:57 PM
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    Yeah It really depends on what you want it to do. I figure I want to save my truck offroad from a serious beating and I'll take the 3mpg hit. it does hurt especially with our tiny tanks. im filling up all the time.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Call me lucky maybe but with my 07 armored, lifted, and sitting on 35's I could still get19hwy and 16 city with the 6 speed and v6 combo. It definitely was a bit slower though.
     
  12. Oct 11, 2011 at 12:22 AM
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    Did you re-gear? Im shitty with a manual so that is definitely a downfall. I get 16.5 highway and city it doesnt matter.
     
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