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Old 08-28-2011, 02:45 PM
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So being totally tired of poor fuel millage, and lots of noise from all over I started this spring on changing my truck to be a quieter, more fuel efficient ride. Here is how my blazer looked just over a year ago:



The truck, while cool only got about 15 mpg at its best, and was a noisy rattle trap, and a bear to drive in the wind. I got a bug one day and started reading a bunch about aerodynamic efficiency, and design in vehicles and got hooked on the thought of totally blowing away GM's EPA rating for my truck of 15 city and 18 highway. Here is how my truck sits today:



A few may question my sanity (already happened a number of times) however I have far exceeded what anyone I have read has ever done with a ZR2 for fuel millage. My 60 day city average is 20.21 (I drive mostly city), and my single tank highway best has been 420.7 miles on 16.08 gallons. That's 26.16 mpg, and my average to date is just over 24mpg.

Better MPG, the truck corners amazingly well, drives, and rides much better than it used to as well. Some may not like it, but the improvements have made this ZR2 rather entertaining to drive.

Like it or don't, thought I would share!
 
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:30 PM
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honestly i love it both ways.

i have to say..the new and improved looks awesome.
you know though you need to dump some details...like what you did....its not nice to tease like this.

awesome job.
 
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Have never seen that done with a ZR2 but it looks kinda cool. Sure wish I could get that kind of gas mileage. What all have you done to get it to get that kind of mpg?
 
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:38 PM
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I kind of like it actually. It looks like you have put on smaller tires though, did you adjust the speedometer/differential gears as well? Because that will absolutely skew your data toward higher mileage per tank of gas.
 
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:59 PM
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i do love both styles. but personally, i favor ur second look. great job
 
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I like it.

Details...and more pics!!!!!
 
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