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is youre 3'' lift affecting mpg

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dirtytaco2010, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Sep 26, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    dirtytaco2010

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    I am about to put a 3'' lift on my 2010 tacoma and wondering has anyone experienced decreased mpg based on the lift. I know larger wheels and tires will lower mpg but will the lift? If so a lot a little not at all? Poll below.
     
  2. Sep 26, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  3. Sep 26, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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  4. Sep 26, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    x3 but still not a big difference
     
  5. Sep 26, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    Well....yes, Lift increases the frontal area of the truck, thus affecting the MPG. Mostly highway mpg is affected. Also, the degree depends on the height of the lift.
     
  6. Sep 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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    cool thanks thats what I thought. My GF thought it would I told her no now she read this to solidify it. thanks yall
     
  7. Sep 26, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    thats a heavy tire im running AT2's about 45lbs each i think. I cant imagine another 25lbs. I commute with my truck so it WAS a concern to lift but now im for sure going up 3'' this week. cant do coil over unfortunately because of warranty but billies and AAL in the rear should do it I hope
     
  8. Sep 26, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    you can do whatever you want and it wont affect warranty unless the aftermarket part is proven to be the cause of failure... besides what makes rebuilding your front coils with 5100's and taking apart the rear leaf spring pack to add another leaf any less warranty-void-worthy than installing full coilovers? not trying to be an ass, just making sure that you aren't limiting yourself to only going with 5100's for warranty's sake.
     
  9. Sep 27, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    tyler good point when I spoke with toyota they told me aftermarket coil overs would void the whole suspension but 5100's wouldn't. Someone else told me eventhough the coil over woulddnt void anything toyota is just going to say it did and not service my truck if needed. so since I have a 100000 extended warranty i didnt want to mess with it too much you know. But I thought the same thing you did when they told me that. I went with 5100's cuz I wanted them anyway plus they provided lift. And eventually going with the toytec lift. After thinking about it I might just do the Toytec now.
     
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