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wheels spacers and gas mileage lossses

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 2009tacomav6, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Oct 17, 2009 at 7:31 AM
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    2009tacomav6

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    So while I do not think the act of putting on wheel spacers reduces your gas mileage because of weight, I am wondering if the wheels sticking out of the wheel well is casuing a loss of MPG. I recently put some wheel spacers on my 98 and swaped out a 15' wheel for a 17' along with adding a OME lift kit to the front. Thoughts on all that? Can wheels sticking out of the whell cause a loss of about 1 mpg?
     
  2. Oct 17, 2009 at 7:56 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I dont think they would affect it much. Technically, by pushing the wheels out, you are increasing the frontal area of the truck, but very minimally.
     
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