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At the drag strip, will my truck run faster or slower with the tailgate off or on? I need to take as much weight off my truck as i can. What are some good things to take off?
 

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On long distance trips I get 2 extra mpg with the gate down, I'd do it.
 

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They had a deal on mythbusters about that. With all the test they ran they found that the tailgate down caused more drag then the tailgate up. i'll try to find the episode cause they showed how the wind in the bed moved diffrently.
 

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spare tire will save you a good amount of weight.
 

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You need to upgrade your fuel system, get new bigger injectors, most likely a bigger hpop or a dual hpop setup. Then you will need a bigger intercooler, then you have to hope that you have the fordged rods and hope the engine don't go boom.

With the mods you have done the only way to go now is bigger and more oil.
 
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