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gas milage with a lift

what kind of gas milage are you getting and what size tires and gears are you running?
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32x11.5, 3" body and 4.10 gears I get 17-18 on winter gas
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15.5 with 170000 and 265-75-16
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forgot to say what im getting

12-15 with 31s and 3.55
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35x12.5 on steel wheels w/ 4.10's and am getting 10-14 mpg.

Hopefully it will get better after some recent maintenance. Haven't checked yet.
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33 12.50's and 3:73 gears and I'm getting about 12-15mpg
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well i really wanted to see what people w/ 4.0ohv engines where getting. after my lift i can get 33s or 35s but ill only have a 4.10. just wanted to know if there would be a big difference from what i get now. but sohc gives some input and kinda helps i guess.....?
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sorry if i came off as a diick, but it just seems like MPG is a reoccurring theme.

gas mileage depends alot on how a person drives, where they drive, and not just what mods are on the truck.
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sorry if i came off as a diick, but it just seems like MPG is a reoccurring theme.

gas mileage depends alot on how a person drives, where they drive, and not just what mods are on the truck.
nah dude its cool. i know what you mean but finding someone w/ my motor and 33s or 35s and their gas mileage isnt too easy. i have a lead foot like crazy but if i know what i could get i can work on it. driving fast in a lifted ranger isnt the smartest thing to do anyways so i could use the info if i can find it
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295's = 33.25, 4.10 gears, 3in BL, and i get 17-18 on winter gas.
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heres my theory

if you want to lift your truck, don't worry about fuel mileage.. the 2 don't mix.

I got 12 from the day i got the truck to the day i lost the ability to measure how far i had gone. but i have a heavy right foot.
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if you want to lift your truck, don't worry about fuel mileage.. the 2 don't mix.
x2, same goes for bigger tires than stock.
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heres my theory

if you want to lift your truck, don't worry about fuel mileage.. the 2 don't mix.

I got 12 from the day i got the truck to the day i lost the ability to measure how far i had gone. but i have a heavy right foot.
kinda like buying a 28'+ boat and attaching multiple motors, if you got the money and means... you're obviously not worrying about mileage (or hours/gallon in this example).
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I agree with Matt... last thing i ever think about is MPG in my truck.. it sucks honestly i dont care at all..
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Oh whoops I didn't notice this was in the 4.0 section, my bad
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I get almost 18 now, it improved when i lifted mine. And thats correct fuel mileage based onthe distance to work and back not the odometer being off from my tires
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I get 100-120 miles (highway) on half a tank.. so with 5.13s I'm still getting around 12 i guess.

I got 17 with 4.88s on the highway once, mostly uphill. Im still not sure how the hell i pulled that off, i redid the math like 3 times.
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well i cant decide. 33s or 35s. ill have 8 inches of lift after the spindles. so im wondering if 35s would rub when i flex? and my gas mileage is only a problem because its my daily driver. if its not under 10 i can handle it. oh and tires went way up in the past week. trying to decide soon
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35s
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if you want gas mileage get a car like i did i get 35 mpg in the focus


but my truck

3.73s, 31, 268k, 12-16
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your not lifted downey haha

3" body lift, 33x12.50, flowmaster duals, gutted airbox, drop in k&n, stickers and Im getting 17-20 with a 4.0 sohc auto
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damn man, your runnin stickers? you should be getting 25.
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your not lifted downey haha

3" body lift, 33x12.50, flowmaster duals, gutted airbox, drop in k&n, stickers and Im getting 17-20 with a 4.0 sohc auto
whopps but i still have bigger tires
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damn man, your runnin stickers? you should be getting 25.
I know right??
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