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07-15-2012, 02:53 PM #11
its all up to you man. one thing to remember is those style bumpers are heavy, so they will make the front squat, along with the mpg hit.
tow mirrors is something I want as well, just havnt gotten done yet.
2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic / 2004 Chevy Impala LS 3.8 Cappuccino
Tow mirrors - Diablew Tuned - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - BFG LT A/T K/Os - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights - Optima Red Top - 50% Front Window Tint - Line-X bedliner - Airaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill - Fia custom fit seat covers
07-15-2012, 03:18 PM #12
Tow mirrors are less aerodynamic than stock mirrors, so they'll impact mpg too -- granted, only a small amount, but still, a computer could measure it, I'm sure. My point? You're worried about mpg but want things that hurt mpg. Pick your poison ... or a balance thereof.
07-15-2012, 03:28 PM #13
I'm ok with losing some mpg to give my truck a better look. Im getting around 18 and I tend to have a lead foot. I chose to level it with 32s so I can keep maintaining decent mpg's. I know if I dont have the pedal to the medal I will still get around 16 or 17 with the tires, wheels, and a javelina bumper.Year/Make/Model: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Powertrain: 4.8L V8, Automatic, 2wd
Tires/Rims: Stock rims and tires for now
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Next Planned mods: Truxxx Leveling Kit, Nitto Trail Grapplers, 15% Window Tint
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