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Thread: Leveling Kit Before vs. After
02-19-2013, 08:18 AM #112002 Chevy Silverado & 1995 Ford Bronco
02 Silverado: 50K miles, 20" Motto Rims, Flowmaster 50 Series
95 Bronco: 160K miles, 4" Superlift, 33/12.5/15 Mickey Thompson
01 Civic: 75K miles, DD
02-19-2013, 09:02 AM #12
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02-19-2013, 10:46 AM #13
the front lift looks good . after operating a couple of thousand miles get the front end alignment done. the front will drop slightly after this amount of operation.
most of these 2wd trucks do have issues with front end drop. with the truck level you should have better control. the new shocks will last much longer and less front end component wear.
02-19-2013, 06:25 PM #14
there is no mpg diff in leveling the truck this small amount. you would have to slam it to the ground, with full ground effects, to alter the aero enough to notice mpg diff. that is not to say that other things you change along with the height of the vehicle will not affect the mpg, such as tires, rims, gear ratios, etc.
ditto for tailgates up or down, or adding camper shells to improve mileage. though many will disagree, there is no significant change in mileage for those changes.
02-20-2013, 08:54 AM #15
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Thanks for answering my questions buckmeister2.
02-20-2013, 01:22 PM #16
the higher the vehicle the more the drag . larger tires will also reduce MPG by a very small amount. a 6 inch lift you would have no problem seeing lower MPG.
with a lifting of the front to level a vehicle , the MPG change I would expect to be very small to measure.
I have a bed cover on my truck and it does make it more aerodynamic . tail gates down really don't do much for ya.
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