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after 3" lift whats your MPG

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by MurphyZ, Feb 4, 2010.

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what is your MPG after 3"

Poll closed Mar 6, 2010.
  1. 4cl 4x4 12-14

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  2. 4cl 4x4 15-17

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%
  3. 4cl 4x4 19-23

    10 vote(s)
    5.7%
  4. 4cl 4x4 24+

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  5. 4cl (2x4) 17-19

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  6. 4cl (2x4) 21-23

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  7. 4cl (2x4) 23+

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  8. v6 pre (2x4) 16-17

    26 vote(s)
    14.8%
  9. v6 pre (2x4) 18-19

    13 vote(s)
    7.4%
  10. v6 pre (2x4) 20-21

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  11. v6 pre (2x4) 22+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. v6 4x4 13-15

    24 vote(s)
    13.6%
  13. v6 4x4 16-17

    55 vote(s)
    31.3%
  14. v6 4x4 18-19

    27 vote(s)
    15.3%
  15. v6 4x4 20+

    7 vote(s)
    4.0%
  1. Feb 4, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    MurphyZ

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    i just got my OME 3" put on and was wondering what others with 3" lifts are getting and with what truck?

    vote careful there are options for

    4cl
    pre
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    v6
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    tried to get everyone sorry if you dont fit only 15 spots
     
  2. Feb 4, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    u realize that its not the lift that affects the MPG, but rather the tire size, right?

    just throwing that out there...

    a truck with a 6" lift and 32" tires will get better MPG than a truck with the same lift and 35" tires...
     
  3. Feb 4, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    2009Silver

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    I went from a 19.2 MPG average to a 17.2 MPG average with a 3" lift and stock wheels / tires. I drive 95% Hwy at 70-75 MPH.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    there is a law of wind resistance and i cant think of it but it states that an item half the size tall but twice the weight will roll farther then an item twice as tall and half the weight- due to wind resistance-or drag.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    wind resistance?

    my bad.. i dont drive that fast on city streets...

    i like to cruise it...

    :rasta:
     
  6. Feb 4, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    I get close to 17MPG with my set up.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    hey Sean, really?

    you're re-geared though, aren't you?
     
  8. Feb 4, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    15 to 16mpg combined city/hwy
     
  9. Feb 4, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    Lift didn't change anything, the bigger tires it went from mid 17s to mid 15s (per scan guage)
     
  10. Feb 4, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    well you ARE running KM2s and with that aggressive tread, you running a true 33...

    maybe step up to 4.88s?
     
  11. Feb 4, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    yah, that'll do it too... my bed is pretty loaded down too... im at about 12-13 MPG right now with the big tires and gear...
     
  12. Feb 5, 2010 at 6:29 AM
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    I got 14mpg on my last tank... But I cant really count that bc I had been letting my truck warm up in the mornings before heading to work. and I had 200lbs of sand in the bed for when it was "suppose to be" icy.... so much for that.. ha

    This tank Im not gonna let it warm up for more than a min or so and see what the difference is.

    Last june I drove from southern idaho to North texas (1400 miles) and I was averaging 17.5-18 MPG. and that was with 800lbs of crap in my bed...I had to weigh it empty and full for the military.
     
  13. Feb 5, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    I was going to PM you and ask about those 4.56's. And you answered my question. I was afraid of that. I am not going there now. lol

    I already notice a drop everytime I add something.

    Stock for first 1,000 miles I saw up to 18 mpg since then:
    tires - drop, 1-1.5mpg
    lift -drop, 0.5 mpg
    areodynamic bumpers - drop, 0.5-1 mpg
    roof rack and lights - drop, 1 mpg

    I am debating about getting a scanguage right now just to see if it helps.
     
  14. Feb 5, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    I don't have hobbies but more like temporary obsessions. And recently it has been mpg. I need to just regear the truck and buy a Prius.
     
  15. Feb 5, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    regearing might help your mpg's but you'll never make up the money you spend on gears and install with gas savings.
     
  16. Feb 5, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    Oh I learned that on my F150 and lost 2 mpg. I know regearing hurts mileage I was wondering how bad. I was not planning on improving my mileage but improving my 4Lo crawling. I just wondered if I would go from 15-16 to 12-13mpg. Seems likely.

    To improve you need to go taller and why do that?:)
     
  17. Feb 5, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    X2 and I got 18mpg while i totally drove on the highway at 72mph.
     
  18. Feb 5, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    Actually, I regeared my old '01 tacoma from 4.10 to 4.56 with 33's and improved my mpg from 16.5 to 18 average. As long as you don't go to far, the engine doesn't need to work so hard to get you moving from a dead stop. If you go to low, then you;ll be screaming at highway speeds. It's a delicate balance to get it just in the right range for optimal performance. I figure 4.45 would have brought me back to stock feeling. Still not worth it if your just trying to save some gas money but definately worth it to ease up the strain on your engine and gain some low end torque for trials.
     
  19. Feb 6, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    I would love to find that happy medium. :confused: When I drove my Jeep my San Antonio to Ouray and got 13 mpg at $4/gallon.

    [​IMG]

    During that trip I changed my mind about Jeeps and decided that I wanted it all. Offroader, space, comfort and thrift.

    It is good to have dreams. And if I could ever design everything into a single truck I would send my resume to Toyota's engineering department. :D
     
  20. Feb 6, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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