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My 05 was shipped without a tonneau cover. I don't like the idea of leaving anything in the bed uncovered ...



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Old 12-20-2018, 01:36 AM
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Non factory tonneau cover and keep the wing

My 05 was shipped without a tonneau cover. I don't like the idea of leaving anything in the bed uncovered and easy pickings for a thief. I found this low profile cover and installed it on the truck. I like the fact that it does not alter anything on the truck and can be removed leaving no signs it was there. I had to shim the wing up a little, just used some washers between the wing and bed rail. The tonneau cover will not open with the wing on, which I like.

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I bit the bullet and bought a factory cover and wing from a wrecked truck--repainted and installed. Funny thing, GM ran wind tunnel tests and showed the following results for mileage and drag. Best to worst.
1. full cover
2 tail gate up no cover
2. no tail gate or mesh gate
Not sure about weight vs. drag when racing.

Safety from theft----factory cover with electronic lock combined with key lock.
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Besides, a 3 point wing does not flutter at speed like the 2 point.
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Mine has an aftermarket fiberglass with the 2 post wing on top it's honestly too high.
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Mine has an aftermarket fiberglass with the 2 post wing on top it's honestly too high.
I would live to see how it looks.
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Where did you find that at ?
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I bit the bullet and bought a factory cover and wing from a wrecked truck--repainted and installed. Funny thing, GM ran wind tunnel tests and showed the following results for mileage and drag. Best to worst.
1. full cover
2 tail gate up no cover
2. no tail gate or mesh gate
Not sure about weight vs. drag when racing.

Safety from theft----factory cover with electronic lock combined with key lock.
Yes GM did some testing. However, they did NOT test our SRT-10. Yes, the two point mount wing may "flutter". That just indicates it is functioning as designed. If the airflow over the cab was non-turbulent, a wing may not be needed. The modern pickup, especially the quad or mega cabs have contours designed into them to smooth the airflow over the cab. The NASCAR and SRT teams did a great job on the two point wing. Down-force without drag? Very cool. It is the underside of the wing that is genius!! I love how the truck feels even more planted at speeds over 90. That is where the front splitter, grill block off's, trucks rake (produces a low pressure area underneath the back of the chassis) and wing start to allow the springs to operate in the sweet spot.



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Yes GM did some testing. However, they did NOT test our SRT-10. Yes, the two point mount wing may "flutter". That just indicates it is functioning as designed. If the airflow over the cab was non-turbulent, a wing may not be needed. The modern pickup, especially the quad or mega cabs have contours designed into them to smooth the airflow over the cab. The NASCAR and SRT teams did a great job on the two point wing. Down-force without drag? Very cool. It is the underside of the wing that is genius!! I love how the truck feels even more planted at speeds over 90. That is where the front splitter, grill block off's, trucks rake (produces a low pressure area underneath the back of the chassis) and wing start to allow the springs to operate in the sweet spot.



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Very well said and informative. Even old geezers can learn something new. Thanks
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I wish there were some pics or a video of the wind tunnel testing on the SRT-10!
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I wish there were some pics or a video of the wind tunnel testing on the SRT-10!
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