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6" lift question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Freestyler, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    Freestyler

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    So right now I have a POS 3" spacer lift on my truck just to make it look a little more aggressive. But i was thinking I wanna get a 6" lift and have some money saved up, but just curious how important is changing the gear ratios and how much would that cost? and on average how much mpg is lost going to a 6"?
     
  2. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    You are looking at about $500+ to change the gears. If you are concerned about MPG don't lift.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    how important is it to change the gears? does almost everybody do it or? and i know im gonna lose a decent amount was just wondering if anyone had numbers?
     
  4. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    What effect does a lift have on gearing?
     
  5. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    correct me if I'm wrong, but would just lifting not change mpg? I always thought it was tire size that affected it
     
  6. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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    Bigger tires most guys with 6" lifts run 35's
     
  7. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    i struggle to get 15+ when im driving good, normally i see 13-14 with poor habits
     
  8. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    I have seen a few people run a 6" lift and 35s on stock gears. It makes for a slow truck and lots of revs for normal driving.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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    yeah im getting 16-17 when i drive good with a 3" and 33's. thats about what i expected, and you think itd be about 500 to change the gears?
     
  10. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    if you drive conservativly, idk all my power is in the top end tho with DTLT and URD MAF
     
  11. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    Yeah for the rear diff if your a 4x4 twice that
     
  12. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    ive gotten a few quotes all about 1100 or soo for 4.56 front rear
     
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