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Light bar takes away gas mileage!

Well the new light bar I got actually took away some gas mileage! I t took bout let me see here.....................25 miles off a tank of gas. I was thinking about putting quick disconnects on it but nah!!!! thats ok tho i can live with that. For reg gas its $2.03,so it ok. Tho I use super which is $2.19. By the way I took the yellow covers off the lights and looks 10 fold better!
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yeah, could have told you that
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Anything that effects aerodynamics can have a effect on gas mileage. I had a Con-Ferr roof rack for my 89 Ranger and it made a big drop in the highway gas mileage. Fortunately I had it set up so I could easily remove and install it. So I only put it on when I needed it.
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lol good pic. yeah i drive highway 80% of the time. but in the process of getting a little geo! im trading my truck in for it...........................




SIKE! But am getting the geo tho
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yeah winks said the same thing when he put his on.
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its not too too bad tho. and on a windy day.....wow! lol
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but in the process of getting a little geo! im trading my truck in for it

NOOOOOOOOOOO
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LOL lokk further down on the thread. I said j/k! lol This baby aint going anywhere!!!! Im keeping the truck and want the car for work travel. drive bout 25 mile everyday to work. ouch on the the truck ya know?
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uh dur no crap. i notice NO gas milage drop in city driving and about MAYBE 1mpg on freeway if that. its never bothered me at all. I built my truck this way for a reason so i never bothers me like that...
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Im the same way! I love it up there and couldnt ask for anything beeter! we have had a couple windy days so far. gust's up to 45mph. Tkae that plus doing 70 on highway...........all i can say is, the bar is still up there so i must of done something right!/ lol im not to to dumb
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Im the same way! I love it up there and couldnt ask for anything beeter! we have had a couple windy days so far. gust's up to 45mph. Tkae that plus doing 70 on highway...........all i can say is, the bar is still up there so i must of done something right!/ lol im not to to dumb
right there is your answer for your gas drop not so much the light bar its the 45mph gust that is a stong head wind to over come
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There's a way around it.

Get some swivel adapters so that your lights can swivel around and face BACKWARDS. This will give you two benefits.

1) The smooth contour of the rear of the light housing is more aerodynamic

2) If you turn the lights on, the photonic thrust will add 15 HP and decrease your gas mileage by 6.723% (Four 50 watt lights), or upwards of 11.2893% (Four 100 watt lights). More lights or higher wattages hit the point of "diminishing returns" (which you can see from the slightly disproportionate savings between the 50 and 100 watt systems) as the alternator begins to really load down.

I had a link to this to substantiate it; but the government doesn't want you to know this stuff, and they've blocked all access to the information because most lighting is made overseas and we don't want to rely on foreign sources of energy to drive our trucks...
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There's a way around it.

Get some swivel adapters so that your lights can swivel around and face BACKWARDS. This will give you two benefits.

1) The smooth contour of the rear of the light housing is more aerodynamic

2) If you turn the lights on, the photonic thrust will add 15 HP and decrease your gas mileage by 6.723% (Four 50 watt lights), or upwards of 11.2893% (Four 100 watt lights). More lights or higher wattages hit the point of "diminishing returns" (which you can see from the slightly disproportionate savings between the 50 and 100 watt systems) as the alternator begins to really load down.

I had a link to this to substantiate it; but the government doesn't want you to know this stuff, and they've blocked all access to the information because most lighting is made overseas and we don't want to rely on foreign sources of energy to drive our trucks...
what about 150w!!!!! man i could do mach 3 LOL
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The theoretical maximum velocity of a body using a thrust based power system is limited by the thrust velocity and is essentially equal to it. In a photonic thrust system like this, it's the speed of light -- however that's assuming no outside influences such as air friction, etc. Then your maximum velocity will be sharply reduced.

To really take advantage of this system, simply enter orbit and turn it on. However, the rate of acceleration will be very low, so your terminal velocity is years away and I doubt you can go that long on a tank of gas.
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The theoretical maximum velocity of a body using a thrust based power system is limited by the thrust velocity and is essentially equal to it. In a photonic thrust system like this, it's the speed of light -- however that's assuming no outside influences such as air friction, etc. Then your maximum velocity will be sharply reduced.

To really take advantage of this system, simply enter orbit and turn it on. However, the rate of acceleration will be very low, so your terminal velocity is years away and I doubt you can go that long on a tank of gas.
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um all i can say is can you put it in english????
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Yo yo yo - gnar tizzy wid da lites @ss on -- whoot!
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Yo yo yo - gnar tizzy wid da lites @ss on -- whoot!

He's gone mad.

















And in my sig.. haha
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what the hell is gnar mean? come on let me in on it?
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gnar: (nar) 1) degenerate form of "gnaw" favored by the inbred descendents of sailors on Noebriches Island in the South Spacific and used to refer to the process of eating sugar cane without processing 2) derived from "gnarly", favored by the inbred residents of surfers in Cowlifornya, a land mass bordering the Spacific and used to refer to anything they feel like

I think I got that from the Wikipedia -- that thing really needs some editing...
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Isn't that Harry Potter's owl "Hedwig"?...
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