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Old 09-23-2010, 07:18 PM
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Default Brush gaurd and mileage?

hey guys just thought of something kinda of weird but it could be good to know to some of us i was wonderin if haveing a full brush gaurd/bar what ever you want to call it on the front of your truck if it affects your mpg. well i know it would deffientaly not help it so i was asking if it hurts it at all with the weight of it. im guessing that they are probably 75 lbs or so, nhavent really looked into it but thats my best guess. so does haveing a full brush gaurd on your truck make you get worse mpg?
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:57 PM
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More weight, worse areodynamics will have a negetive effect on MPG. but how much?? you might not notice the difference. Then again, you might
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:17 PM
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That's exactly what I was think! So that's hy I put this up so thanks for nothin buddy haha just messing with ya. I'd say it does affect it a little but maybe like .25 mpg but it might add up in the long run but that's just a guess. Mange we will get a answer
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:09 PM
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its a 12mpg drop.
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:22 AM
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I noticed no difference in mileage
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:31 AM
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Get a bull bar instead
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:34 AM
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its a 12mpg drop.
are you sure, i was thinkin more of the side of 13mpg
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:37 AM
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Get a bull bar instead
why? i like the full face mask look better. i have a truck that i would like mine to look almost exact one day

couple things would be different but if i got my truck like this one day, it would be great. got a ways to go though
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:21 AM
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Default Re: Brush gaurd and mileage?

mine was 50lbs shipped to me. I have gotten my personal best ever in my ranger with the brush guard on (not saying it improved it, just that it isn't that big a deal) which was 18.8 mpg in the 4.0 4x4 ext cab. Also i had removed the headlight part of the brush guard, so probably weighs about 5-10 lbs less. if that much. all in all, i wouldn't factor mileage into my decision on whether to get one or not. only the looks, price, and how you'll actually use it, etc etc.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:35 PM
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mine was 50lbs shipped to me. I have gotten my personal best ever in my ranger with the brush guard on (not saying it improved it, just that it isn't that big a deal) which was 18.8 mpg in the 4.0 4x4 ext cab. Also i had removed the headlight part of the brush guard, so probably weighs about 5-10 lbs less. if that much. all in all, i wouldn't factor mileage into my decision on whether to get one or not. only the looks, price, and how you'll actually use it, etc etc.
ok thanks for the info and golad to hear it doesnt really affect my mileage
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:47 PM
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mine was also 50lbs and i haven't noticed anything with my mpgs.. it also looks bad ass so you shouldn't worry about the mpg if you really want it
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:14 PM
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I love the look, as soon as i can figure out how to put on the upper brace brackets but miles per gallon, not a problem as the rangers don't get that anyways, Im not worried about weight as Im finishing up on the 4:56 gears I pulled from a explorer and the rear springs from that same explorer, I also pulled the 5.0 and its looks good after shop did the rebuild, so weight no problem.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:13 PM
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I love the look, as soon as i can figure out how to put on the upper brace brackets but miles per gallon, not a problem as the rangers don't get that anyways, Im not worried about weight as Im finishing up on the 4:56 gears I pulled from a explorer and the rear springs from that same explorer, I also pulled the 5.0 and its looks good after shop did the rebuild, so weight no problem.
haha nice man sounds like your gunna have one sick beast
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