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gas prices up will the trucks go down.

im not talkin prices im talking height. i was saving up for my 32's or 31's but im having second thoughts now and thinking bout just gettin a wider tire takin the blocks out and lowerin the front a bit. i drive a ton (have 2) and cant quite afford a loss in mpg's
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This is the exact reason I'm selling my 8.8 and 4.10 gears...I need to conserve wherever I can...bums me out
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This is the exact reason I'm selling my 8.8 and 4.10 gears...I need to conserve wherever I can...bums me out
Looks like you wont be doing the V8 swap either huh.
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the wider tire wont help you with mpg, it creates more rolling resistance
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gas prices are going down as i type every station near my house has gone down like 20 cents in just one day..
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Looks like you wont be doing the V8 swap either huh.
That would actually improve my gas mileage due to the weight:power ratio but no way I can afford it anytime soon :(
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yah..everythin just gonna even out in the end
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That would actually improve my gas mileage due to the weight:power ratio but no way I can afford it anytime soon :(

Ehhh your right. But money will stop everything if you dont have it!
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having a 29" tall tire thats 10.25" wide will get better mpgs than a 31"tire tahts 10.5" wide or a 32" tire thats 11.5" wide correct?? so thats why i may choose a 255/70/15 over a 31 or 32. i gotta get rid of these crapyears asap so ima make my truck look a lil better somehow
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The less material contacting the ground the less friction it has to overcome and the less energy it takes to move it forward.
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buy 35's
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having a 29" tall tire thats 10.25" wide will get better mpgs than a 31"tire tahts 10.5" wide or a 32" tire thats 11.5" wide correct?? so thats why i may choose a 255/70/15 over a 31 or 32. i gotta get rid of these crapyears asap so ima make my truck look a lil better somehow
that is true because your cutting down on weight, but i dont see the point of doing that, you could jstu get 235/75/15 and get the 29inch height and much better millage then with the 255's
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i have 235's already 255's look better and handle better the MARGINAL ammount of mpg's ill loose from a 1 1/2" wider tire will be worth it
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I am not changing anything in my life because of gas prices. I am not going to let it bother me! It can raise to $5 a gallon and I will still be at the pump!
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Well it looks like I am out some money if you do that lol, keep me posted as I dont think you will see that bad of a drop in MPG myself. I am getting the same mpg and I have 33s now if that tells you anything.
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Well it looks like I am out some money if you do that lol, keep me posted as I dont think you will see that bad of a drop in MPG myself. I am getting the same mpg and I have 33s now if that tells you anything.
Thats true, but you gotta remember you have a more powerful motor to help move the mass. While with a 3.0 you will lose a lot of mpg. I went from 235/70/16 to 245/75/16 and lost 1mpg and am having to baby the throttle so I dont end up with worse mileage. Now if you thew a 32in tire on it then it would drop even more. Given his power to weight ratio is better then me. It will stick affect it a good bit.
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and all of youh ave to remember. yes you will be paying more money at the tank, but you might be spending more money on changing the truck to get better mileage than you would to just keep what you've got.
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I am not changing anything in my life because of gas prices. I am not going to let it bother me! It can raise to $5 a gallon and I will still be at the pump!

I agree. I still put in premium and ill change my driving habits little but unless i get something other out of a mod, gas mleage wont be my only reason for much of anything...
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Thats true, but you gotta remember you have a more powerful motor to help move the mass. While with a 3.0 you will lose a lot of mpg. I went from 235/70/16 to 245/75/16 and lost 1mpg and am having to baby the throttle so I dont end up with worse mileage. Now if you thew a 32in tire on it then it would drop even more. Given his power to weight ratio is better then me. It will stick affect it a good bit.
I have 31s for him not 32s
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it wont kill ya too bad man, i got a 96 b3000 on 33 12.5 and i drive about 2 hrs one way 4 times a week and im still gettin about 400 mp tank
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This weekend I got 16.75 MPG with my BL and 35's, I think thats not bad, I don't think I would want 16 MPG in a DD, but for a toy I am happy with it, I would go higher if I had the money.
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Gas prices are going to go back down.

Not gonna stop me from driving the stang.

Yall are some paranoid a s s people.
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31's will probably make my mpg better, with the stock crapyears, my RPM's are sooo high and i'm in 5th gear at 40mph
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I am not changing anything in my life because of gas prices. I am not going to let it bother me! It can raise to $5 a gallon and I will still be at the pump!



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Gas prices are going to go back down.

Yall are some paranoid a s s people.
No kidding, I am so sick of every other person crying that they are paying more for gas, boo hoo deal with it! My Stupid neighbor is selling his PAID for 01 Tahoe and Just bought a Brand new Escape Hybrid to "save" money lmao!!!

We STILL have some of the cheapest gas around, hell, my Relatives from Germany are over and my Uncle said pays $110 Euro a WEEK for gas in his VW Passat 4 banger!


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im not talkin prices im talking height.

Nope, infact I just lifted my truck and get worst mileage, I want what I want and nothing is going to change that!
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look at my avatar to see it now, support your local gas station baby!



Thats what I think about it all, but like I have always said, do what sutes you best, not what everyone else thinks or does!
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31's will probably make my mpg better, with the stock crapyears, my RPM's are sooo high and i'm in 5th gear at 40mph
Yeah I really noticed at highway speeds my RPMs are way down with the 35's, I have been running around in 5th gear at like 2K rpm @ 65-75 MPH
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