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Narrowed front & rear daily driver?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88K5Jimmy, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Has anybody narrowed the front and rear of their K5 and kept it as a daily driver? I was thinking about narrowing front and rear, losing the hardtop and tailgate, gutting the rear and making a cab curtain. This would get rid of a lot weight and possibly help out with gas mileage, plus I've driven it with 6" and 35's for over 2yrs now and want to take it to the next level.
     
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    I am going to see how long I go before I get pulled over. Maybe I will fab up some removable fender flares to keep it legal.
     
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    :haha:

    I gave up on gas mileage a long time ago........

    I say go for the narrow job though.......
     
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    I do, it is more of a truggy now, but my only rig. Check my sig for pics. I still have doors and will be making a cab curtain for this winter.
     
  5. 88K5Jimmy

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    Yeah I'm not for sure if I will actually gain any MPG but this guy posted up in the "Put your Blazer on a diet" thread in the Center of Gravity......

    So I figured, it's possible..... :dunno:

    When you do, post up some pics. I would like to see them.
     
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    Im pretty dubious about that reported 5mpg increase... looks like 250ish lbs of stuff taken out. If that gave you 5 mpg, then I must be getting 25mpg in my K5 right now with no gate, interior, hardtop (chopped it) or doors. Not calling anyone a liar or anything... just doesn't seem very likely based on my experience...

    j
     
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    Yeah I dont think I would look forward to a 5mpg increase but I would think you would definately notice a little bit, maybe more like .5-1mpg better? Especially since you will lose some arodynamic efficiency(if a k5 has any to begin with!) by removing the top, but that would only affect you on the highway at higher speeds. But yeah, I would think it would always be a bonus to drop whatever weight you can.
     
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    Damn az-k5, that is your DD? Your hardcore man :bow: . The cops must not be real strict with modified trucks where you live huh? Oh and I love your truck, nothing like a narrowed K5!
     
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    Actually it is 100% legal in AZ. There are a couple of full on tube buggies that drive out to the trails (a good 45 miles).
     

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