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i bagged my s10 back in the day and id rather a lifted truck anyday.
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[QUOTE=tinniste 079;318491]lets see yours! im getting tired of terriable gas milage with the lift sooo i kinda wanta bag it now lol
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Do you really think your gas mileage is gonna get that much better ?
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what's your gas mileage, what tires are you running and what gears are in the pumpkins?
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Although I will never bag mine, I find them intriguing, and when done properly, quite amazing. As for using mileage as your 'excuse'.....go ahead and use it when talking to people that can't even spell wrench, let alone know want it's for. But between you and I....the ROI (return on investment) will not be there when using that excuse. To bag it properly......IF you realized a 2 mpg increase in mileage, it would payback the cost of bagging in about 25years......if you drive it a lot. It will take longer if you drive little.

BTW - The 2 guys here that bagged trucks, discovered a decrease in mileage. Both ended up lifting....'to improve the mileage'.....LOL In reality, it was 'Winter' that made the decision for them!

If you do bag it.....take lots of pix! Like I indicated, I find bagged vehicles intriguing, very intriguing!
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right now 8 to 9 mpg on a good day i have 35s and stock gearing i know when i had 24s i was getting at worst 12.5 and i have to drive 60 miles round trip to work everyday
and if i sell my lift and tires ill end up making money i paid 1500 for everything lift wheels tires install alignment
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Big tires equal bad mileage frequently, I had a lifted truck and saw it happen first hand.Tthe lift has almost nothing to do w/ it unless you drive the highway a lot. He's right, but bags wont fix it, smaller appropriate sized wheels/tires will...or a gear change to accommodate the bigger tires he has now.
So bags are an excuse IMO, to do what it seems he al;ready wants to do.
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Big tires equal bad mileage frequently, I had a lifted truck and saw it happen first hand.Tthe lift has almost nothing to do w/ it unless you drive the highway a lot. He's right, but bags wont fix it, smaller appropriate sized wheels/tires will...or a gear change to accommodate the bigger tires he has now.
So bags are an excuse IMO, to do what it seems he al;ready wants to do.
a im not saying bags will give me better mpg but getting getting rid of the 35s will fix the mpg and it wont look right with 7 inchs of lift and stock sized tires.
i just want to see if anyone on this site has their truck bagged i like the versitlity of being able to raise the truck when towing or when i go to the desert to go ride and the look of it dumped when im in town
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Oh yah....35's with a 7" lift will play havoc with the mileage.....no argument there. If you returned to stock + 2", you'd definitely get better mileage, and going with close to stock wheel size with bagging will definitely net you some good gains over the 35's.....especially since you have a 60mile commute.....and even more if the commute is highway.

Bag it.....take lots of pix, and include a real detailed 'how to'. I may not bag my truck....but them again....maybe I'll get a second one .....
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