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Lift and Gas milage

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Re8elmonk0341, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    Re8elmonk0341

    Re8elmonk0341 [OP] "Kill BABIES"

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    After the lift I noticed my gas milage SUCKS now. I drove from Chula Vista to Camp Pendleton yesturday with a 1/2 tank of gas, to and from the gas light was on :mad:. Any one else have that problem with gas milage? And what are some suggestions to gain back some milege?
     
  2. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Have you calculated your MPG takeing into account for the larger tires? Being as there is more rotational mass (larger tires), and more vehicle frontal area, your mpg WILL decrease.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    Re8elmonk0341

    Re8elmonk0341 [OP] "Kill BABIES"

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    No I haven't, how could I do that?
     
  4. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    For example, If your tires are 7% larger in diameter, add 7% to your odometer reading, then divide by gallons consumed.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    Re8elmonk0341

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    Awww GREAT, MATH?? :eek: I thought I left that back in High School.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Unfortunatly, no. :eek: What tire size are you running?
     
  7. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    Re8elmonk0341

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  8. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:15 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Ok. I figured that, but what id the size listed on the tire?
     
  9. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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  10. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    Ok. Im guessing the tires are about 11% larger than stock. Next fill up, add 11% to your odo, and check the mpg.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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    Very good advice! I was very upset before I clued in to the fact I was driving further than I was told. Helps a little bit but the lift and the tires are still going to chew up your gasoline!
     
  12. Jan 29, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    If I went from a 265/75 to a 285/75 what is the % gain. Sorry! I wasn't verry good at math..:)
     
  13. Jan 29, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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  14. Jan 29, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    Especially if you haven't re geared, more work for your truck and less MPG...
     
  15. Jan 29, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    2 questions:

    1. I have 5100 bilsteens shocks in front adjust to highest setting (2in). If i lower to 1in will my gas mileage improve?

    2. Will gas mileage be more for short bed vs. long bed? I have long bed and averaging mpg from fillup is 290 - light goes on. 300 - needle is on last notch. On the other hand, my friend have same truck but short bed and is getting 330.

    So does long bed makes 30 miles difference? Also, are you averaging 300mpg city? I only drive city.
     
  16. Jan 29, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    i only get 16 mpg with stock tires. i cant imagine what someone would get with 35s
     
  17. Jan 29, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    Lowering your shocks wont make that big of a difference. Maybe .5 mpg, more than likely less. Extra weight can make a difference in mpg, so maybe the short bed gets better mpg. Driveing in the city usually nets poor mpg, unless you drive a Prius.
     
  18. Jan 29, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    What would you recommend I do as far as re-gearing my truck. Im new to all this :(
     
  19. Jan 29, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    Probably easier to make E-6 and that would cover the cost of fuel LOL
     
  20. Jan 29, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    Yah really :D
     
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