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So I'm looking for some info on lifting my truck.

'09 Ram 1500 sport reg/cab, I bought it new and I was pretty happy with the way it looked. But now I'm seeing some lifted quad cabs and I'm really liking the look of them, I havent really seen a truck like mine that is lifted......I'd like to though!!! My issue is I dont want it lifted to much....do I just put the leveling kit(which is 2" right?) or do I do a 3.5" lift in it? I'd like to put Nitto Terra Grapplers 305/70/17 on it with the 17" rim.

How much will doing either the leveling or lift kit with the tires affect my fuel mileage and driveability?(I'm cheap)

Or does anyone have a better suggestion?
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4x4 its the truck in the attachment.......
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So I'm looking for some info on lifting my truck.

'09 Ram 1500 sport reg/cab, I bought it new and I was pretty happy with the way it looked. But now I'm seeing some lifted quad cabs and I'm really liking the look of them, I havent really seen a truck like mine that is lifted......I'd like to though!!! My issue is I dont want it lifted to much....do I just put the leveling kit(which is 2" right?) or do I do a 3.5" lift in it? I'd like to put Nitto Terra Grapplers 305/70/17 on it with the 17" rim.

How much will doing either the leveling or lift kit with the tires affect my fuel mileage and driveability?(I'm cheap)

Or does anyone have a better suggestion?
The higher you go will hurt your aerodynamics and will require larger tires which require more effort to pull.
So the higher you go the more your MPG's will be affected.

if you are worried about this, I would do a level or 4" lift.
Level you can fit 34" tires (295/60/20 or 34.5" via 295/65/20)
4" lift you cant fit 35's.

But you said you are cheap.....so I would do a level and keep your stock wheels.

And change on those tires and you will see a hit on your needle

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thanks for the reply....

so if was to put 17"rims on with 305/70/17(nitto terra grappler) is that gonna change my mpg a lot with a level or 4" lift or the lift i have attached?

i would get a programmer also, im cheap but i would do it right to make sure i still have the power i get from my truck now!

i have a contact that can get me a good price on this lift.....truxxx3.5 lift.pdf

i was also thinking id put the Bilstein struts on the front and shocks on the back......struts because of the mileage on my truck and ill need them soon or later.....after reading through the posts on here everyone swears by them....to do it right i dont think i can cheap out on it!
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Well you are shedding a few lbs going from 20's to 17's....I think it will wash itself out, but will see 1-2 MPG drop. That should be max though.

I love the Bilsteins. I have them on my truck. Its an all in one shock. Gives you a better ride and it levels it out.


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thanks for the reply....

so if was to put 17"rims on with 305/70/17(nitto terra grappler) is that gonna change my mpg a lot with a level or 4" lift or the lift i have attached?

i would get a programmer also, im cheap but i would do it right to make sure i still have the power i get from my truck now!

i have a contact that can get me a good price on this lift.....Attachment 32334

i was also thinking id put the Bilstein struts on the front and shocks on the back......struts because of the mileage on my truck and ill need them soon or later.....after reading through the posts on here everyone swears by them....to do it right i dont think i can cheap out on it!
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so you think i should do the bilsteins with the 3.5" lift?
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Im running those tires with no lift. then again, i got a 05 QC 4x4 *sometimes i wish i had a std cab*

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so will those tires look to small with a 3" or 4" lift??
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so will those tires look to small with a 3" or 4" lift??
Small can mean one thing to another, than to yourself
Honestly, 34" tires on a 3-4" lift is fine
35's on a 4" lift look like 33" on a stock ram
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