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3 inch lift and mileage afterwards

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by AK27, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Apr 3, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    AK27

    AK27 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey guys and gals,

    just wondering about how much a 3 inch lift affects fuel mileage? please let me know which lift set up you have also:)

    thanks!
    AK
     
  2. Apr 3, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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    derekabraham

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    I have the Bilstein 5100s at 2.5 (close enough :eek:) and I have noticed about a 1 to 2 MPG drop. (I have BFG A/T's as well, which are pretty heavy.)
     
  3. Apr 3, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    AK27

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    excellent, good to know:)
     
  4. Apr 3, 2009 at 9:38 AM
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    Pro60

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    Im getting 18.5 around town while driving easy. My setup is a skyjacker 3" susp lift w/ 33" terra grapplers 10 ply.... hope this helps :)
     
  5. Apr 3, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    pataco

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    actually the lift will not change the milage.its the tires u chose.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    das56170

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    also keep in mind that larger tires are going to throw off your speedometer which will mess up your calculations. Hypertech makes a product that corrects this though.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    chris4x4

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    After correction for tire size, and with 91 octain fuel, my last take was 20.58 mpg. mixed city and highway.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    luk8272

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    Toytec 3" lift with BFG ATs 33" actually measures 32.6"
    Just made a 400 mile trip averaged 21mpg. according to scanguage and 20.8 according to my calc.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    BiggWooD

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    Lift will change mpg as it increases more air flow under the truck and more resistance.. Not trying to call you out just helping man ;)
     
  10. Apr 4, 2009 at 6:23 AM
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    chris4x4

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    To add, it increases the frontal area of the vehicle. AND if used with larger tires, increased rolling resistance, and rotational mass. :)
     
  11. Apr 4, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    huh i have a hard time understanding that.u didnt add mass to your truck with the lift.weather your stock or lifted its still the same front end as far as wind drag.and i still got the same milage with my lift and stock tires.just put 265s on so that im sure will change the milage a bit.
     
  12. Apr 4, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    i had no change when i put my C/Os on but once i put my tires on there was a big loss :(
     
  13. Apr 4, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    Rotational mass. If the tires are larger in diameter, Rotational mass increases.
     
  14. Apr 4, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    I have 5100's all around with 885's up front, rear AAL's, and 18"s on 33"s. My MPG on the street= "Don't Care.":D MPG on the highway= "Don't care cause the truck looks sick!";)
     
  15. Apr 4, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    with that said,the lift doesnt change the mpg,the tires do.
     
  16. Apr 4, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    Part true...The increased sail area from the also lowers MPG.
     
  17. Apr 4, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    ok,i just no my mpgs did NOT change with just the lift.no argument here.all done.
     
  18. Apr 4, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    AK27

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    thanks for the info everyone!
     
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