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fuel milage

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 91k5NC, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. 91k5NC

    91k5NC 1/2 ton status

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    will a 4" inch lift reduce my fuel milage on the interstate air wise, like how the wind is pushing it around and how it goes under it.
     
  2. florida4x4

    florida4x4 1/2 ton status

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    yes and if you're really worried about it you should get a honda civic /forums/images/icons/cool.gif seriously it will create more air drag.
     
  3. BigMac

    BigMac 1/2 ton status

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    whats fuel mileage? you get milage?????

    my lift didnt change my milage as much as my tires do when I dont keep on top of air presure....
     
  4. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    people who get good mileage aren't having any fun!!!

    i get about 8-9 in town and 11-12 on the highway in my lifted suburban.
     
  5. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    hey bud, you won't be getting gas mileage as bad as mine does /forums/images/icons/grin.gif . and if you need any help putting on that lift, i've got all the tools to do it with.
     
  6. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    You feel the cross wind more also due to the center of gravity beening changed. But if we wanted to have gas milage we would all be on scouters. You've got to have attitude to drive a lifted K-5.
     
  7. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    i get good fuel footage /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    72THING 1/2 ton status

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    Sometimes I feel like I get gallons per mile instead of miles per gallon. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Will
     
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    MudbogAD 1/2 ton status

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    Real trucks get 7 MPG.
     
  10. TopOff

    TopOff 1/2 ton status

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    Hmmm

    Apparently I don't have a real truck, and I am not having any fun, as I get ~ 15MPG.
    I go through about 16 gallons and travel 250 miles per week.

    Considering you are already driving a brick wall (albeit not as flat as mine) I doubt, simply raising your truck 4" will give you bad gas mileage.

    When you put on TIRES and GEARS... now you will start getting bad gas-mileage. This will really depend on what gears and tires you get, along with how heavy your right foot is, and how badly you want to "beat" that Honda, trying to change into your lane...

    Oh yeah, tire PRESSURES play a BIG ROLE in gas mileage. Certainly does for me! But then you have the trade off, the tires wear in the center.
    Try this for a week (I know impossible right!)
    See what kind of gas mileage you get.
    Saving gas, use your right foot as if there is a raw egg between your foot and the gas peddle.
    *****Provided you actually MIND a broken egg on your floor...


    I certainly don't do THIS all the time... but it is a worthwhile expirement.

    Good luck.
     

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