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you have the super lift drive shaft too?
Yeah i check today it does have the superlift drive shaft i can post a picture later it says superlift right on it

I heard its hard on your front driveshaft with this driveshaft does it make it so i dont have to ever worry about it
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That style won't wear out quickly like the original ones. Keep the u-joints greased and you'll be good to go!
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how much do you think the superlift weighs?? cause im trying to get better mileage and other people are posting like 19 around town with 31s and with my setup im getting like 15 and im trying like a grandma and i have a manual. so im thinking if i take of the lift it may help my mileage ??
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Pretty sure it's around the 130lb mark if I remember correctly from when I was going to ship mine. That was a while ago though!
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Pretty sure it's around the 130lb mark if I remember correctly from when I was going to ship mine. That was a while ago though!
Really !! dang i need to get that off that's a lot of weight i think weight on these little trucks is the biggest factor for mileage that we can actually work on
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As someone who is in the double lifted 4x4 club - this thread makes me cry! LOL

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I don’t think I have ever got 19 mpg with my 3.0L 4x, manual.
I like to think I did but I never got good milage and now with the 33” tires and lifted I think maybe 12 would be a close figure.
It is a 4x and there is extra weight in all the extra drive parts and things to turn.

If you haven’t taken the lift out I for one do not believe there is much difference in the weight between stock and lifted parts and that you will not see a lot of difference in mpg. If you are doing it for the look, then I can’t say anything, except maybe good luck.

Another thought… your truck has front hubs that are locked in all the time so you are driving the front diff and the axles all the time but if you can get some disconnects for the front hubs (not sure if anything is available) , that might help some.

Now if you change the motor for a 2.3L and replace the front axle with a 2x set up you might get into the low 20’s.

Luck on your search for gas milage.
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ya i know if i didnt have this a daily driver i wouldnt be concerened about mileage but getting 14 or 15 i could get that with a full size truck so it seems pointless to have a ranger that gets the same as a full size truck
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ya i know if i didnt have this a daily driver i wouldnt be concerened about mileage but getting 14 or 15 i could get that with a full size truck so it seems pointless to have a ranger that gets the same as a full size truck
It is never point less to own a Ranger, they are small well built truck that fit a use and user in that size range.

As far as the larger trucks go, getting 14 or 15 mpg you are correct, that is Ford’s argument too but to me it does not hold water. I would have to actually see the milage of a 4x F150 to be sure of the 15 mpg.
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well my grandpa drives a new ford and he has isnt easy on the gas and he s getting like 12 but i rented a dodge hemi 4x4 for a couples months and i was getting 15 in that driving pretty easy not as easy as i have been trying to drive my ranger to improve the mileage and yeah i know there very well build trucks but still i wish they would have made a big 4cyl like toyota did that you could get a 4x4 in or even if they did it with the 2.3
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If you haven’t taken the lift out I for one do not believe there is much difference in the weight between stock and lifted parts and that you will not see a lot of difference in mpg.
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That weight of 130lbs was for the entire new lift. You would have to subtract the weight of the stock parts you would then need to add back onto the truck (heaviest being the knuckles).

So overall it’s not much of a weight difference and surely not enough to dramatically affect your MPG's – but it sounds like your trying to squeeze every bit out , so I guess I can understand – but I could never bring myself to do it!
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Guys I get like 20 mpg out of my truck still...
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Guys I get like 20 mpg out of my truck still...
ummm... your sig says your truck is regeared and only 2wd.... so.... ya that kinda makes sense....
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would i get better with 31s and 4:56's then cause with 4:10 and 31s im getting like 15 at best city driving
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go torandys ring and pinion .com and use their tire/gear ratio calculator and it will tell you exactly what gears you should be running with the tire size you have/want
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would i get better with 31s and 4:56's then cause with 4:10 and 31s im getting like 15 at best city driving
Is your odometer accurate? If it's uncorrected, then the larger tires will make your mpg calculations read lower than what you're actually getting...
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Is your odometer accurate? If it's uncorrected, then the larger tires will make your mpg calculations read lower than what you're actually getting...
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im not sure ill have to check that whats the easiest way to check without paying ?
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im not sure ill have to check that whats the easiest way to check without paying ?
GPS app on a phone...mile markers on the side of a highway...use a buddy to pace with.
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Another thought… your truck has front hubs that are locked in all the time so you are driving the front diff and the axles all the time but if you can get some disconnects for the front hubs (not sure if anything is available) , that might help some.
has anyone heard of anything like that offered for the 2001+ rangers? its more curiosity than anything that i'm asking haha
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Im pretty you could swap it over from a 2000 or older ranger as far as hubs and im sure it would work maybe have to do couple little things im gunna do that soon i think and find a way
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