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Old 10-14-2015, 07:27 PM
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Local 4WD/Off road company says that if they lift my 2015 Laramie 1500 (5.7 hemi) 6 inches with 35-36" tires that so long as I had them update my speedomeyer,etc, do a K&N and a chip re program, they could get my mpg loss in the 0 to 1 range. True or False?
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I've never had a 2015 Ram with a 5.7, but I've had plenty of lifted trucks with aftermarket performance accessories. None of them could tout that MPGs stayed the same or only went down by 1 MPG. I'd say false based on my experience elsewhere.
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Sounds like they are running up your tab. Intakes are nothing more than a noise maker unless you are trying to squeeze out a 10th in a qtr mile as you won't see much difference in daily driving, the tune is debatable as you have not mentioned specifics of the purpose of the tune. So ask yourself this, how much am I willing to spend to save one mile per gallon?
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Not very likely.
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Not very likely. False, from what I read about additional unsprung weight and areo decrees due to lift.
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I can say based on my experience they might be fibbing a little. I have a 4" lift with Bils at .07, which bring me to within an inch of where you'll sit on the 6" (they are good for about 5.5" of lift).

After my 35" tires were installed (Nitto actually claims my 295/65/20 tire is about 35.5"), my mpg went from 16.5 to 13.5 mixed city driving.

Since having the lift installed, I was stuck at 13.5 to 14 mpg and it didn't matter if it was city or highway driving.

I've had a new PCM installed on the truck, added an S&B Intake, Diablo Intune I2 tuner with an 89 octane Hemifever tune and the speedo adjusted for my tires.

All that said, I average 15 in mixed city driving and 16 mpg highway on my last 200 mile trip. So, has my MGP improved, without a doubt, but you can't expect the truck to have a 0 to 1 mpg loss... that's just not realistic. MAYBE you can have a 1 to 1.5 mpg loss for city driving, however your highway miles will hurt no matter what. You can't realistically expect the truck to run as efficiently on the highway when you're lifting it and adding weight from the lift and tires.

I certainly have no regrets about the process at all and am VERY happy with the results. Let us know what you decide!!!
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After I put a 6" lift with 35s on my '15 2500, I saw a drastic decrease. I'm getting roughly 10-11 mpg city. My last tank I only got 200 miles out of. 24 gallon tank. ( But, the truck looks good parked! lol
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Lost on average 2.75mpg with the lift and tires... my tires aren't mud terrains though so that helped...
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Definitely false. You're going to lose 2-3 mpg; that's just how it is when you lift a truck and put larger, heavier tires on it. If we were talking about a diesel here it's a different conversation... but on a hemi, no you aren't going to stay at the same fuel mileage.

Also, K&N is one of the last filters you want to run on a daily driven truck. So I'd steer clear of that anyway.

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After I put a 6" lift with 35s on my '15 2500, I saw a drastic decrease. I'm getting roughly 10-11 mpg city. My last tank I only got 200 miles out of. 24 gallon tank. ( But, the truck looks good parked! lol
Have you recalibrated your speedometer/odometer for the new tire size you're running? My guess is no which is why you're seeing such terrible numbers.
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