Few lift questions before I start buying
I have a few basic and should be easy questions to answer before I put together a lift for my gf's 99 for ranger 4x4. The truck right now is mostly driven back-and-forth to work about 30 miles a day and averages 16/17MPG. I've read and re read quite a few posts including the sticky about lifts tire size and such just want I make sure I have my ducks in a row before I go off ordering parts. I've decided since the lift will be mostly for cosmetic purposes to go with a 3" body lift. It seems like a 3" body lift will allow clearance of 33" tires on stock rims with out any rubbing issues am I safe to think this? Next thing I want it make sure I have right is the fact that any body lift made for a truck 98+ should work on my truck? As I will start looking in the classifieds before I go buy new, I would like to make sure I know of any compatibility issues. Last but not least I'm worried that if I do go with a 3"/33" set up that it will dramatically decrease my mpg. When I had my jeep comanche on 33's with a 4.0 I6 and 4:10 gearing I was getting 10mpg. Right now with my stock size tires 3.0 v6 and 4:10 gearing I'm averaging 16-17mpg. Will I have to stick with a 31" tire to stay around the 14/15mpg mark? Or will 33" tires work? Thanks again for any and all advice you can give me. With any luck I will have it all put on the weekend before her birthday on the 17th of November.