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Tonneau covers??

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by mr.copenhagen, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. mr.copenhagen

    mr.copenhagen New Member

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    just acoupple of questions about them if anyone would want to help me out. i was wondering if they actually improved gas miles/ horse power. and if anyone knew if they made them for the chevy short bed with a tool box in the back. i have seen them in the long bed trucks but no short bed trucks.
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    Studies show that it depends on what type of truck you have, if you're going to get any better fuel economy with a tonneua cover or not. Most new trucks, it really doesn't matter all that much, but you will see slight gains with a soft tonneau cover.

    Believe it or not, you will see lower mileage if you take your tailgate off!
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    Studies show that it depends on what type of truck you have, if you're going to get any better fuel economy with a tonneua cover or not. Most new trucks, it really doesn't matter all that much, but you will see slight gains with a soft tonneau cover.

    Believe it or not, you will see lower mileage if you take your tailgate off!

    Now, that being said, you can find a local shop to cut one down for you and put it up right behind your truck box. Yes, that can be done.
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    ok thanks alot. now would a place like NAPA or those types of stores do that?
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    I found an all-in-one place that could do it for me. http://www.glacierwindowtinting.com/

    Typically if you find an auto-part accessory store that does tint and alarms, they can hook you up with a tonneau cover.
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    hey just to let ya know i found one and orderd it!! i cant wait for it to come in thanks for your help!!
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