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    JLUS Fender extender removal and MPG

    Has anyone with a JLUS removed the fender extenders and documented the difference in MPG? I want to take mine off (and probably will either way), but I'd really like to know how much of that 23mpg Hwy I'm going to sacrifice.

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    Honestly, I would think it'd be negligible. Most of the good MPG you're getting is from the awesome new 8-speed auto. Stick with stock tires and drive conservatively and it'll stay that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rsred5 View Post
    Has anyone with a JLUS removed the fender extenders and documented the difference in MPG? I want to take mine off (and probably will either way), but I'd really like to know how much of that 23mpg Hwy I'm going to sacrifice.

    Thanks!
    I wondered the same thing before I got rid of mine. I've done a little over a 1000 miles since and have seen absolutely no difference in fuel consumption.

    Just as a side note. When you take them off it will leave the fog lights and wiring and some brackets exposed. I didn't like how unfinished it looked so I trimmed up the fender extenders to clean up the look and give the wires and fog lights protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljordan View Post
    I wondered the same thing before I got rid of mine. I've done a little over a 1000 miles since and have seen absolutely no difference in fuel consumption.

    Just as a side note. When you take them off it will leave the fog lights and wiring and some brackets exposed. I didn't like how unfinished it looked so I trimmed up the fender extenders to clean up the look and give the wires and fog lights protection.
    While I don't think it'd be necessary to protect the wiring and lights, I do think cleaning things up would be nice. Got any pics of what this looks like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    While I don't think it'd be necessary to protect the wiring and lights, I do think cleaning things up would be nice. Got any pics of what this looks like?
    I'll get a couple for you when I get home today. I agree, they probably didn't need any protection. We have a saying in aviation, "everything is fine until it isn't". I was taking that approach.

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    So if you take the lower fenders off along with the lights, what do you do for turn signals. Don't most states require front turn signals?

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    It's a couple tenths of mpg. That's it. The outside temperature will have a bigger influence.

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    Here are a couple pics of what my trimmed fender extender looks like. I wish I had a picture with them off to show a comparison.

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