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Old 05-21-2013, 12:25 AM
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Does anyone know if a levelling lift affects fuel mileage (positive or negative) or handling when towing over 3000 lbs of trailer?
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You could argue that it will affect your mileage slightly because levelling the truck does change it's aerodynamics. But will you notice the difference with only a level... no. It shouldn't effect your handling in any way either . If you use the Bilstein 5100 adjustables to level your ride quality will actually improve.
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Under normal driving conditions a leveling kit does not affect your handling and the effects on your mileage are very minimal. YET if you ONLY level your truck and then haul a heavy trailer your front end will feel a bit floaty and your headlights will be squirrel hunting in the tree tops as you drive. That is why I also went with a 1.75” rear coil spacer so my truck still has a bit of rake to it and the front end doesn’t go so nose high when I load the bed with firewood.

However don’t let you this deter you from leveling your rig. If you like the leveled look you can always get an airlift 1000. It will prevent your rear end from sagging and improve the handling of your truck by stiffening your rear suspension when you’re carrying a heavy load… that will be my next mod.
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Thanks for the info and quick replies.
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