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MPG and Lift Kits

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by thehtizzle@gmail.com, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Aug 6, 2008 at 9:54 AM
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    thehtizzle@gmail.com

    thehtizzle@gmail.com [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i have tried to follow threads previously specifically dealing with 5 lug lift kits and don't know if the information was coming from 4cyl owners or not. So now that we have this forum for 4 bangers only; have any of yall put lifts on your 4 cyl 5 lugger? If so, what kind, how high, was it easy, what size tires, what was change in mpg, etc. I am thinking about putting a 3" lift (2.75 in reality) Pro Comp lift and some 18" rims, not sure of the tire size yet. want to try and keep as skinny as possible to save mpg. Leaning towards 235/65/18 or 245/55/18.
     
  2. Aug 6, 2008 at 2:45 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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  3. Aug 6, 2008 at 2:48 PM
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    Khaos

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    Bigger more aggressive tires means more weight and less MPG.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2008 at 2:51 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    yup. plus if you have alot of snow, the off road tires wont really help out a whole lot
     
  5. Aug 7, 2008 at 5:04 AM
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    thehtizzle@gmail.com

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    I dont even plan to get off road tires. I was previously driving a 4x4 T-100 for 10 years. I just want to truck to sit higher. . .I miss the ride hieght. I am going to get the truck to sit higher with street tires on. I don't plan on taking this one off road. It is just for looks.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2008 at 7:17 AM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    smart move. i can understand now what your getting it for. yeah it does help in overall view of traffic
     
  7. Aug 8, 2008 at 12:42 PM
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    rooster_20

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    I have a 3'' lift, 16'' chrome rims, P265 75R trail tires and I am still getting 23 mpg and I live in the sticks with hills and mountains to commute every day...
     
  8. Aug 8, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    tacoskim

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    on my 98 4 banger i had a 3.5 inch fabtech suspension lift with 33 inch bfg all terrains and my mpg was horrible!! sometimes on the freeway goin up hill i couldnt get passed 55mph
     
  9. Aug 22, 2008 at 9:18 PM
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    350TacoZilla

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    2.7L 3RZ,K&N filter, 4" deck plate mod,flowmaster 40 series,3" body lift,3" suspension lift,35's. I also have another tacoma a 97 with a 350 small block in it on a 1972 blazer frame...
    I have 6" lift and 35's on a 2.7L 4cyl 4x4 truck and regularly get 25mpg with it on highway and thats with 3.58 gears...also I can tach in out to about 75-80 without really trying your 98 must have been an auto or a 2.4L
     
  10. Nov 27, 2008 at 9:24 PM
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    Ventura_Taco

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    Billy, can you please post a few side view shots of your truck? I want to see how the lift looks on a single cab.
     
  11. Dec 15, 2008 at 9:09 PM
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    jedirye

    jedirye A bit noobish

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    This thread owns. Exactly what I wanted to know!
     
  12. Dec 29, 2008 at 11:37 PM
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    darkturtleninja

    darkturtleninja 9th level dungeon master

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    i have a 95 taco 4x4 3rz with 18"rims and procomp xterrain Lt325/60r18's and i am deffinately looking into a bit smaller rims and tires. it pushes them but you can tell that the truck is just not made for tires that big. its very doggish in low rpms. and my mpgs suck... im lucky to get 20..... not to mention a top speed of 75 going down hill. and anytime i go uphill i have to downshift to 4th gear to maintan highwayspeed. it just comes down to the 4cyls not being powerfull enough.

    and mine is 6lug so if you have the 2.4 i wouldnt suggest tires of that calibur.
     
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