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What will a 4 inch lift kit do to my gas milage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chefsimms, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Jun 28, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    Chefsimms

    Chefsimms [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What will a 4 inch lift kit do to my gas milage, and handeling?
    I was thinking about a 4 inch lift kit, becauce it looks good and will get better ground clearance, but I am not off road much and wondered how it would effect the truck while on the road? How much would it cost to have a lift kit put on?
     
  2. Jun 28, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    if i were you i would go with a 2.5-3 inch lift, once you go above 3 inches you have to go with a drop bracket with lowers your clearance actually.

    the bilstein shocks you can put on yourself very easily!

    the lift doesnt decrease gas mileage, but the tires do. depends which size tires you go with
     
  3. Jun 28, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    leveltwo

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    expect a 2-3 mpg drop, with more if you have an aggressive tire
     
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