Zimmers 06 LLY

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  1. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Tank of fuel on the trip to Indy netted 16.1...
    Could the Duratracs cause a loss of 2-3mpg?
     
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    Seems on the high side but possible. They’re pretty heavy. I know on our Tahoe they def hurt it about 3 mph average
     
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    2nd tank coming home from Indy (285mi) netted 16.0
    Maybe Ill throw the 245’s back on for a tank and find out.
     
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    Need to recalibrate the speedo with the upsize in tire. Check it with a Gps app on your phone for a idea on how far its out.
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    As posted above Dean, the 2% less actual road mileage difference is negligible compared to the 15+% drop in fuel mileage.
     
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    Ah missed that part. :doah:
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I also have the front air deflector below the bumper off right now. It was tore up so a new one is on order with a pair of new foglamps, headlamps and marker lamps. What a facelift!
    I'll post up a pic when its all back together.
     
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    Just did lights on mine too, made a huge difference!
     
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    Did you guys get oe lights or after market?
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I bought aftermarket from Amazon because they had great ratings. Time will tell?
    My old ones have bad seals, therefore moisture inside and eventually bad bulb sockets.
    The news all fit great and look good, come w new socket seals too.
     
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    New front air dam and foglights on, granddaughter polishing the chrome.

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    Did a wet sand w 1500 and a LOT of buffing on the hood w buffing compound and a wool pad....it finally came around, then I polished it w finishing compound and a wool pad. Still need to do a polish to remove swirl marks but I’m finally happy w the finish. That completes the “facelift”!

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    Video
    Don’t mind the bug guts!

     
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    Damn zim. That's a great job. Crazy that you never painted the maiden.
     
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    Never say never!
     
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    good to hear!...
     
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    Beautiful Dave! :waytogo:
     
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