HardLuck Case of the Year
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Catonsville, MD
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I'm not saying, I'm just saying...I noticed a BIG difference when I dropped my toolbox and rear seat when I went to the track....and that was MAYBE 300lbs. MPGs when up about 1mpg and the truck felt a little 'peppy-er'. Now add the loss of both my front and rear bumpers, and the headache rack...we are talking about nearly 800-1000lbs of lost weight, lower weight equals faster times, better MPGs, and less wear on the driveline, brakes, and tires.
That being said (again): I would still get one, (if I didn't already have one.) Extra weight is extra traction in the winter. better traction for pulling, better in the rain, etc. RanchHand-style bumpers provide a little extra protection in accidents, game encounters, etc. They also have a "Part the waters" effect on local traffic. In general, a crappy driver will get out of the way when they see that 300lb Ranchhand in their rearview, hanging off the front of your truck. It gives a truck that, "I'll go through ANYTHING" attitude to it and actually makes the truck look bigger than it is.
-White 2000 F-350 PSD CrewCab/SRW/LongBed/4x4/6spd Manual
/HUGE Powerstroke.Org Vinals!
Favorite Mods: Baby-seat mod/Girlfriend delete/6pos on Xtreme!
Repairs since bought: both batteries/alternator/3 transmissions/4 clutches/entire front axle/new steering stabilizer/power steering pump
Still broken: cracked windshield/all glowplugs/glowplug relay/4WD still out/trailer harness no power
Current Best: firstname.lastname@example.orgMPH (Est.7800lbs)