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How has lifting affected your MPG?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by OCTaco, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Apr 19, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    OCTaco

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    My truck is currently stock, except for my Nitto Terra All Terrain Tires (265/75/16). I'm planning on getting a 2.5" coil over lift in the front, and COOPER STT Mudd Terrain 285/75/16 on Helo Maxx 16". Im wondering how this lift will affect my MPG. Currently I average 18MPG HWY and CITY. It's a lost of about 1 with the 265/75/16, so im expecting to lose another MGP on the 285/75/16. Is this correct or am I way off?
     
  2. Apr 19, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    The lift won't affect your MPG's. The tires will. Minimal change, maybe 1- 1.5 loss.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2010 at 3:09 AM
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    Shades_Of_Red

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    That has been my experience as well. Even going from a stock all season rated tire to an all- terrain tire can also affect your mileage to a degree due to the heavier weight and higher rolling resistance of the tire.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:13 AM
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    Im running 285 tires and I average 16.5 MPG. As said above, lift wont affect it, just the new tires
     
  5. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:16 AM
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    I'm running 285/75/17 on a 3" lift, and I'm averaging the same as keason.

    Before the lift and tires, I was averaging 19-20.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    265/75/r16 E's

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    16mpg
     
  7. Apr 20, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    My lift didn't do anything
     
  8. Apr 20, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    3-4 mpg loss after lift and tires.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    Lets just say I dont even think about it.:rolleyes: I have lost MPG's for sure with my 3" lift and 33"s. But I dont care though.....I'm a bachelor and the truck looks great!! Thats all I care about!!!:D
     
  10. Apr 20, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    I've been averaging 16 mpg after installing 3" lift and 33's BFG AT's also.
     
  11. Apr 20, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    just a couple comfort items.
    My lift didnt make any real difference but for sure the larger heavier tires did. What killed my mileage the most was my ARB bumper I think just for the weight more than aerodynamics. I also noticed a hit after the skids went on, more weight! ;)
     
  12. Apr 20, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    I installed the lift (1500s at 1.75 and AAL) still have stock tires. No change in mileage.
     
  14. Apr 20, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    Lift may affect aerodynamics a little bit, but it will be minimal. The tires that you choose will really affect your mpg because of their weight and their surface area (rolling resistance).
     
  15. Apr 20, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    tires kill it.. im at 16.5 to 17... and seems like it doesnt matter weather i drive on the highway or intown..
     
  16. Apr 20, 2010 at 10:56 PM
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    Thanks for all the comments guys.
     
  17. Apr 20, 2010 at 11:16 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    3"s of lift and 35x12.50x17 mud terrains and I average 16.7 as proved by my fuelly banner in my sig. On the highway at varying speeds, between 65-75mph, I get about 18-19mpg, and around 15-16 in town and I dont baby it too much. My last long trip was 240 miles, passed at least a 1/2 dozen cars on the highway along the way and went from sea level up to 4100ft elevation and I averaged 18.6mpg. I lost about 1mpg going from 32's to 35's. Before the 35's, I didnt notice any change in mpg before the lift w/32's compared to after the 3" lift w/32's. Not bad if you ask me. :cool:
     
  18. Apr 20, 2010 at 11:54 PM
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    35's!! what the eff! first...how did they fit under that 3" lift, and how are you getting better mileage than me on my 3" with 33's?? :p
     
  19. Apr 21, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
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    As for the better MPG's, maybe you're an auto? I have a 6speed manual tranny w/ the factory 3.73 gears still and I keep an eye on driving habit via the instant MPG rating on my Scangauge. :cool:
     
  20. Apr 21, 2010 at 12:08 AM
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    Ahhh yes, I'm an auto. Good call mate. :thumbsup:

    btw, sweeet rig!
     
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