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What has more effect on Gas Milage... Tires or a 3 inch lift?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Eesh, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Mar 27, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    Eesh

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    Just like the topic says.. What has more effect on Gas Milage... Tires or a 3 inch lift?
     
  2. Mar 27, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    steve o 77

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    tires by a long shot
     
  3. Mar 27, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    tires...more than likely.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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  5. Mar 28, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    I haven't hardly noticed a decrease at all with my 3 inch lift.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    They add unsprung/rotational weight and increase engine/gear drag. The lift might add a little weight....but it really adds wind resistance...which will have a far lesser overall effect.
     
  7. Mar 28, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    gupster88

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    Aside from a slightly greater wind resistance, i dont see how lifting would effect mpg. Now if you put bigger, heavier tires on along with your lift then yea you would see lower mpg. So im going with bigger tires
     
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