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Old 01-25-2011, 07:05 PM
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Need to loose some weight

I am looking to shave some weight from my 06 TB and I figured you speed junkies would be the best resource. What, if any, things have you removed or replaced to reduce the weight of these behemoths?
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Spare Tire, Rear Seat and Roof Rack....
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yea thats pretty much the easiest stuff you can take off/out and save the most weight!

good luck, let us know how you make out
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spare, gas tank, engine, wheels... frame just slows you down get rid of that to... bumpers...



i seen a guy that had all his seats removed... i mean all of them...
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spare, gas tank, engine, wheels... frame just slows you down get rid of that to... bumpers...



i seen a guy that had all his seats removed... i mean all of them...

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Replace all body panels with carbon fiber ones, replace all the glass with aviation glass.
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Aside from the extreme stuff, this is what I figured you would say. The CF panels isn't a bad idea. Does any one make 'glass or CF hoods and front fenders? I am doing this more for fuel economy than speed so the extreme stuff is out, gotta keep the gas tank at 16 MPG.
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Aside from the extreme stuff, this is what I figured you would say. The CF panels isn't a bad idea. Does any one make 'glass or CF hoods and front fenders? I am doing this more for fuel economy than speed so the extreme stuff is out, gotta keep the gas tank at 16 MPG.
Not sure about fenders, but search ebay they have a CF hood for around $400-$500 I believe.
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If you want good gas mileage the best thing you can do is trade your Trailvoy for something else!

The most bang for your buck can be had by increasing the tire pressure.

Have the TB tuned up and clean the throttle body. Some people claim switching to a synthetic motor oil improves gas mileage. Others say keeping your truck clean and waxed reduces aerodynamic drag that leads to a 1 mpg improvement. If you debadge your truck you will loose a little weight and clean it up aerodynamically as well.

If you are not carrying the spare tire you might as well ditch the mechanism that raises and lowers it. The jack, lug wrench, and tire chocks will be extra weight then too. Ihave never read the owners manual while driving so remove it. Does your TB have a glove box light or under hood light? If so, remove them too. Floor mats and insulation under the carpet and under the hood could be done away with. How often do you raise and lower the rear windows? Remove their motors and pin the glass in the up position. Ever tow anything? If the answer is "No" you do not need the electrical connector a trailer plugs into. Coat hooks above the rear doors are other unnecessary bits. If you do not take your TB off road front tow hooks and skid plates could go too. Never fill the gas tank. Every gallon of gasoline not in the tank is 6 pounds saved.

Or you could trade your TB for something else and keep an eye on the tire pressure in your new vehicle while driving 5 mph slower.
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