June 30, 2006I got an Extang Full-Tilt. I get about 2 MPG increase.
Forums : Tips & Tricks : Will tonneau covers increase mpg (1936 Views)
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July 2, 2006My old 98 ram had a jeraco shell on and it hurt my mpg because of the added weight, but that had a 318. The '04 QC has a mopar soft tonneau on it and I'm getting 14 to 16mpg and thats with the Hemi. I guess you can say it helps a little but to the extent of it being worth the price just to save on gas, I doubt it.
July 6, 2006My cover has not increased my mileage at all.
In fact anything i do to my dodge does not increase mileage at all.
July 7, 2006Watch Mythbusters! very little mpg but it did go another mile with the tailgate up covers move the air over the bed
July 7, 2006again, minus the stupid. I have noticed it accelerates quicker with it on, less initial wind resistance i guess, but outside of that nothing changes.
July 11, 2006mpg would be the wrong reason to get it. now if u consider the safety of your cargo and the visual accent it gives the truck. the definetly go for it. if ur still mainly interested in mpg then remove the gate and get a net instead.
September 20, 2006The cover does work or ya can go with the tail gate down, it will reduse the wind resistance by a fraction causeing a little gain in MPG. Personally get a cover because ya will look lame driving around with your tailgate down!!!
October 1, 2006Maybe on the highway but around town probally nothing.
October 1, 2006I believe the one wfd1753 is refering to is a "Myth Revisted" of that Myth of the tailgate up or down saves gas myth.
But in that show they did it with full covers and in a wind tunnel.
I bought the Extang Tuff Tonneau Cover from Autoanything.com and my wife I installed about a month ago or so and Althought i can't tell if it's saved me any gas or not but it looks good. here's a link to the one i bought http://www.autoanything.com/tonneau-covers/60A1074A0A0A2157388.aspx at time i bought it they were giving away a free tailgate seal and free shipping plus $10.00 code.
And for $175 or so i think it was a pretty good deal and if it saves me any gas and i got a good price so maybe it'll pay itself off.
Pic off their website:
Very Easy to install also.
October 16, 2006Honestly, you would think it would help a lot but if you have to look at the cost-benefits... I think they look sweet, though!
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