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    I was wondering how much would a 2 to 3 inch suspion lift effect the gas milage on my truck. I have a 1997 Chevrolet Silverado z71 Ext-cab 350 with 3.73 gears. I have a volant cold air intake and a true dual cherry bomb extreme exhaust. I get out of it now 15 miles to the gallon. And i put about 300 miles on a week. Also i am going to be keeping stock tires which are 265 75 16 BF goodrich all terrians. Thanks in advance

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    If you don't add taller tires, your mileage will go down a little due to more air flow under the truck. I wouldn't think it would be a big drop though.


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    1-2 especially if you get big wheels, you might have to regear also.

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    I have a 96 same truck with 3 nch lift ands 33 x 12.50 inch tires and I get 15 mpg on it.
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    i thought people had trucks cause they weren't pu**ies about gas mileage...............you are already getting 15mpg who cares. man up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kylegillean View Post
    i thought people had trucks cause they weren't pu**ies about gas mileage...............you are already getting 15mpg who cares. man up!

    IF you put 3 to 4 hundred miles on a week you will realize to try to keep the best milage you can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team_Flopeye View Post
    I have a 96 same truck with 3 nch lift ands 33 x 12.50 inch tires and I get 15 mpg on it.

    How did you do the lift. Do you have autrac and z71 on your truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97chevz71 View Post
    How did you do the lift. Do you have autrac and z71 on your truck.
    Bought a kit installed it.

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    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team_Flopeye View Post
    Bought a kit installed it.

    Yes

    Good luck
    What kind of lift

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    if you out big tires than it will go down like 2 or 3 but the lift shouldnt do that much damage to your milage
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