Thread: Lift and MPG's
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:51 PM
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I'm not a fan of 6" lifts unless you really need them.
Too me, they look to high.
I like 3-4" lifts. Same goes with tires. If they seem "monster" truck sized, but you
never go in deep mud, sand, etc, it seems ridiculous.
I'd go no larger than 35's on tires.

As for MPG, give your truck a thousand miles or so to break in.
Do you have the 3.92 gears? If so, that's part of the reason your mileage will be lower.
Clearly if you wanted the best MPG's the 3.21's are the way to go.

As for intake and exhaust combos increasing gas mileage.
Well I have never owned a Ram Hemi, but I've owned a lot of other cars and many of them I have modded with tunes, intakes, etc.

The idea of a CAI is to let more air into the engine.
With more air comes the need for more fuel.
Together they produce more power, and that extra power is not free, it comes at the expense of WORSE gas mileage, not better.

Exhaust is a different story.
I have never really done anything other than an axle back for better sound and a TINY bit better flow, but it's never been an item I'd consider to get better gas mileage from.

So you know, lifting your truck and putting bigger tires on it will only hurt your gas mileage too, especially at freeway speeds.
If MPG is your concern, you'd want to lower the truck a bit and go with lighter wheels and tires. But doubt that's what you want on a 4 x 4
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