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nevadaboy 06-09-2013 09:09 PM

2500 and 3500
 
Hey guys I'm thinking about trading in the hemi on a cummis and was jus wondering what size lift and what kind on gas mileage your getting?

fastNugly @ BP 06-09-2013 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by nevadaboy (Post 1120749)
Hey guys I'm thinking about trading in the hemi on a cummis and was jus wondering what size lift and what kind on gas mileage your getting?

You can run 6" or 8" BDS
Another member here has the 5" RCX

Without doing a delete you won't see that much more of an improvement of MPG over the Hemi
But you'll be able to lug around those heavier wheels

Kcbigbadram 06-10-2013 01:00 PM

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/...psbcc64b1e.jpg
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that is the 6" BDS standard arm lift. BUT im thinking of upgrading to the 8" kit:4-dontknow:. should of went all out to start with

fastNugly @ BP 06-10-2013 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Kcbigbadram (Post 1121238)
that is the 6" BDS standard arm lift. BUT im thinking of upgrading to the 8" kit:4-dontknow:. should of went all out to start with

Then you will need larger tires......
But if you want to upgrade, let me know and I will get you the kit to convert it

Wandell 06-10-2013 01:35 PM

Yeah, I usually average around 16 to 16.5 mpg combined city/highway. But I once averaged 20 mpg on a trip to the beach in slow traffic running 55 mph most of the time. I'm running a 5 inch RCX lift and 355/60-20 (37x14.00) Terra Grapplers with 3.73 gears. I'm also deleted, which as mentioned, makes a huge difference.

fastNugly @ BP 06-10-2013 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Wandell (Post 1121271)
Yeah, I usually average around 16 to 16.5 mpg combined city/highway. But I once averaged 20 mpg on a trip to the beach in slow traffic running 55 mph most of the time. I'm running a 5 inch RCX lift and 355/60-20 (37x14.00) Terra Grapplers with 3.73 gears. I'm also deleted, which as mentioned, makes a huge difference.

You almost got me calling my dealer for a moment till I read your last line.....that you are deleted.
I cant delete where I am at :doh:

Mind you I do get 15.5-16.5 MPG now with my current setup.
Slap on a Supercharger and I should be able to increase that by 1-3 MPGs.

Wandell 06-10-2013 01:47 PM

Yeah, bone stock I never saw the dash indicator go higher than 16.5 with the tiny 31 inch stock tires. And after several hand calculations, the dash indicator is usually 0.5 mpg optimistic.

dodge man 06-10-2013 02:07 PM

My truck is an early 04, 4.10 gears, quad cab, short bed, 4x4, 4.10 gears. I'm not sure if my truck is just leveled, or has a lift front and back. I think its just leveled, but if it is lifted, its small, maybe 2", but I have stock tires. I could easily run a larger tire, but won't switch until my current tires are worn out.

I'd say I average around 15 mpg of mixed driving. I've never gotten much better than 17 mpg, but I've never gotten worse than 12 mpg, and that was towing. My experience is that my Cummins gets better mileage around town than a 1/2 ton gasser, and about the same on the highway. Keep in mind that lifts, lareger tires and good fuel mileage don't go well together.

fastNugly @ BP 06-10-2013 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Wandell (Post 1121286)
Yeah, bone stock I never saw the dash indicator go higher than 16.5 with the tiny 31 inch stock tires. And after several hand calculations, the dash indicator is usually 0.5 mpg optimistic.

That was with the tiny wheels too :wow:

Yea, the OP is going to more than likely lift and wheels (if you have seen his current truck, you will know)

Kcbigbadram 06-10-2013 04:54 PM

when i did my lift and wheels/tires i only lost about 1 mpg. these diesels dont seem to lose as much with a lift as a gas truck does


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