Re: Roof Rack and mpg results
I just pulled the cross bars off my rack, but left the side pieces in place. I was looking at the frontal area of the cross pieces and it looks like quite a bit of frontal area, which translates to wind drag. Bet you do considerably better on the return trip.
I also had my son and his partner shorten the air dam below the bumper. They took about 2 inches off it, which hopefully will also translate to a little less frontal area and wind drag.
Let us know how you do. In the next couple weeks I'll be doing some mileage tests too. These things are like pushing a box down the road. Next step might be an SRT front bumper.
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