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Old 10-03-2014, 07:06 PM
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Definitely not as cool as some of the ones on here but here's the best I can make out of my xl ranger so far
We all start somewhere. Lookin good.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:54 PM
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Here's my FX4, I've been trying to go with an overland setup on it




Loving the truck. More details on your setup?
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Old 10-04-2014, 01:10 PM
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Back on the cap goes for winter
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:30 PM
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Have any of you guys done any type of gas mileage comparison before and after adding a topper? I know there is the added weight which common sense tells me could hurt things but you are also making the truck more aerodynamic with it on. I've done some research on a hypermilling forum and there are some guys there claiming up to a 3 mpg gain by adding a topper. I'm not saying that would be a normal amount but I would imagine if you drove mostly highway, gaining 1 or 2 mpg would not be out of the question.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:32 PM
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Have any of you guys done any type of gas mileage comparison before and after adding a topper? I know there is the added weight which common sense tells me could hurt things but you are also making the truck more aerodynamic with it on. I've done some research on a hypermilling forum and there are some guys there claiming up to a 3 mpg gain by adding a topper. I'm not saying that would be a normal amount but I would imagine if you drove mostly highway, gaining 1 or 2 mpg would not be out of the question.
I noticed a bit better. I put it on in winter since gas seems to go faster for some reason in winter
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:56 PM
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I noticed a bit better. I put it on in winter since gas seems to go faster for some reason in winter
That is a combination of the cooler temps and the winter blend they switch to in the colder months. Glad to hear the topper helps to offset some of that though.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:58 PM
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That is a combination of the cooler temps and the winter blend they switch to in the colder months. Glad to hear the topper helps to offset some of that though.
I know tonneau covers do nothing for mileage because of Mythbusters proved it. But IMO caps help with it.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:02 PM
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I know tonneau covers do nothing for mileage because of Mythbusters proved it. But IMO caps help with it.
Yeah, I've heard that about mythbusters as well but there are individuals that will say otherwise. I think there are too many factors to try to come up with a definite answer.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:07 PM
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Yeah, I've heard that about mythbusters as well but there are individuals that will say otherwise. I think there are too many factors to try to come up with a definite answer.
I've had both a tonneau cover and now a cap. I have to say the cap is so much better. More room for activities lol
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:11 PM
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I've had both a tonneau cover and now a cap. I have to say the cap is so much better. More room for activities lol
Haha, I'd imagine. I've only owned open bed trucks but am considering getting a topper when I get my new truck. We shall see.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:30 PM
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Haha, I'd imagine. I've only owned open bed trucks but am considering getting a topper when I get my new truck. We shall see.
Cruise through this thread and you'll be looking for one lmao
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:31 PM
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That is a combination of the cooler temps and the winter blend they switch to in the colder months. Glad to hear the topper helps to offset some of that though.
winter blend is terrible.
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:50 AM
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Have any of you guys done any type of gas mileage comparison before and after adding a topper? I know there is the added weight which common sense tells me could hurt things but you are also making the truck more aerodynamic with it on. I've done some research on a hypermilling forum and there are some guys there claiming up to a 3 mpg gain by adding a topper. I'm not saying that would be a normal amount but I would imagine if you drove mostly highway, gaining 1 or 2 mpg would not be out of the question.
I was 16-17 without now I'm like 17-19
That's 50/50 city and highway.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:08 AM
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I do better with.
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:52 PM
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I average 15 in town, 17 when its 50/50 and 21 on the open road. I can't imagine getting an better than that.m
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