I've got a Lund cab visor on my 1991 Z71. I've been told by several people
that pulling it will get me 2 or 3 mpg on the highway (which is most of my
driving). I can attest to its wind resistance, as if its windy, the truck
gets pushed all over the road.
I'm looking to get as many MPG out of this old girl as I can. Its running
absolutely perfect (305 ci). The only thing ailing is a rotted muffler
is it true that these visors really hurt your mpg that badly?
Only noticed a small difference on the two trucks I put them on. less
than 1/2 mpg. Was going to put one on my wifes 94 but it already has a
good bug deflector on it and the two would not get along very well.
And if you are so worried about fuel mileage you DO NOT WANT A TRUCK.
I drive a big conversion van because I want to drive it and I don't
really care what mileage it gets. But I check it once in a while to see
if something is wrong.
"Hamilton Audio" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Correction...I'm not worried ABOUT fuel economy, I'm worried that it COULD
I accept the fact that a large 4x4 vehicle with a V8 will be less efficient
with fuel than say your
average 4 cylinder car. But I can't pull a boat, load up a box or plow snow
with a Hon-Duh
Initially, I thought I saw a drop in my fuel economy,.and thats why I'm
asking all the questions...
SO THERE. :) :)
your truck most likely is just as EFFICIENT as a honda...... the honda
probably gets 30 MPG weighing about 2000lbs or so (former inlaws had a civic
wagon that weighed 1600lbs) and your truck probably gets in the range of 14
MPG weighing 5000lbs +. looking at it this way, your truck is moving 2.5
times the weight for just over twice the fuel.
On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 23:55:31 GMT, "Hamilton Audio"
Fiberglass IS plastic after you get past the rock wool part.
I drilled a truck for one. The mileage wasn't why I got rid of it.
It hums when you drive (makes you crazy). The handling in the wind
changed and I live 1/2 hour out of town by highway. The worst part
was those little birds that play chicken with you in the dark of the
morning at this time of year. After pulling two dead birds out of the
visor the same day I took it off and that is that.
No more plastic do-hingies on my truck.
On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 21:27:28 -0400, The Nolalu Barn Owl
I almost forgot. The morning dew dripped right in front of my eyes
off that stupid visor. Yes it was a Lund with the clearance lights
and the air hole gimmics. You have to drive with your hand on the
wiper control for miles when that happens.
The windshield washer doesn't hit the windshield any more. Something
happended to the wind currents in front of the windshield to make the
washers piss out at the base of the windshield. Had to come to a full
stop to use the washers.
Worked at stop lights and when doing city speeds but I spend my time
on the highway and the pump simply cannot compete with the wind
turbulance created by the visor.
I don't like the ones that pipe to the wiper arms as they waste lots
of fluid but they would have done the job under those circumstances.
Here in the Great White North it is windshield washer antifreeze that
we use and when you run out the cost is not the main problem,
A small squirt at low speed with the old style pisser does an adequate
job but to do the same job with the arm tube type requires that you
'flood' the windshield for the entire sweep of the wiper.
Life is a trade off and also a compromise. The old style does a
poorer job at higher speed but the fluid lasts longer and in slushy
conditions that is important. Sometimes you have to wash after every
second or third car and every transport truck goes by - no joke!
When I fitst had the tube type through the arm I loved them but you
can go through 1 1/2 or more 4 litre jugs of fluid every 5 trips to
town and back and if you run out you can't see a damned thing.
Anyway, like what you want, I just voiced my opinion on the visor and
tried to communicate why I made my conclusion.
Well I am in the Midwest and we have our fair share of shit here too. I
have used less w/ the arm squirters than with the distance shooters. In town
at low speeds isn't where the washers will be used the most. Out on the road
at speed and when vehicles go by is when, just like you said. So basically
you unintentionally supported my side! As for flooding the windshield, maybe
if you lay off the button you can save the 99cents a gallon!!!
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