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Old 07-20-2010, 08:15 PM
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Thanks for the replys so far but I need some replys concerning MPG also!
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well the 35's are gonna screw with your speedo. unless you can recalibrate. and mpg's are gonna go by by, funny how no one mentions mpg's when that is one of the op's concerns. just observing, I have no thoughts on this either way .....yet.
I have a bully dog so the speedo is not a concern. I can have it programmed in 5 mins. But the MPG on the other hand :/
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Didn't catch the MPG concern in the original post. Most of the MPG difference is going to be from the drag increased by the taller stance and the loss of "rake" that the level kit will give you.
There will be a slight loss due to rolling differences between the 33's and 35's but most of your loss will come from the actual lift.

If MPGs are your concern, forget the level, forget the body lift...

Oh and totally forget the STT tires, a soft aggressive tread is the number one killer of fuel economy.


You really need to decide if you want traction, a lift and an aggressive stance or fuel economy cause they are polar opposites...


I've got an awful lot of mods that help with MPGs: Headers, CAI, 4.56 gears, tuner, etc. and I get about 12.5 mpg in town and if I don't push it much over the speed limit I can eek out 16 mpg on trips.

A better comparison would be my Grand Cherokee. I put in 2" of lift and went to a much more aggressive tire (Nitto Terra Grapps) over the stock soccer mom BFG Traction T/A and lost about 3.5 mpgs...
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well i have stock 3.92s with 6" suspension lift, 20" rockstars on 35" tires and well i avg 12mpg in town and around 14.8mpg highway. Also read all the mods i have on my truck in my signature line. I could most likely get better milage if i went up to 4.56s as each rim and tire on my truck are around 80lbs.
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Didn't catch the MPG concern in the original post. Most of the MPG difference is going to be from the drag increased by the taller stance and the loss of "rake" that the level kit will give you.
There will be a slight loss due to rolling differences between the 33's and 35's but most of your loss will come from the actual lift.

If MPGs are your concern, forget the level, forget the body lift...

Oh and totally forget the STT tires, a soft aggressive tread is the number one killer of fuel economy...
Thanks Hammer. Always can count on you to be honest and tell it like it is. Your right man....but I am not concerned about it enough to not do it. Just enough to wonder what it will do to it. lol

Thanks luckydt. I could live with 12mpg city with out any problem
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No problem, I edited my post btw...

Not trying to talk you out of a lift, 35s or a good, aggressive tire. But you asked...


The combo of the lift, tires and size you are talking about going to will put you in the ballpark of what luckydt and I are getting. I have a lot more performance mods, but weigh in at close to 7000#, so I'd imagine your mileage would be about the same.

If you can live with that, go for it!!!
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just to let you know i get about 10 to 11 in the city with a cai, magnaflow and sc3815. if you can deal with it i say do it. you will like the wait it stands out. every time i look at pics before my level lift and 6" lift it looks like a different truck.
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Thanks Hammer!

I am going to go for it. Going to take a few weeks and a few pay days though. Maybe even a few months for tires :/

But it will be what I want when I am done and I will have it done before the WV snow starts.
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