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Gas milage effect

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by 97chevz71, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. 97chevz71

    97chevz71 Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    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
  2. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    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.
  3. 2ToNe04

    2ToNe04 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

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

    Team_Flopeye New Member

    I have a 96 same truck with 3 nch lift ands 33 x 12.50 inch tires and I get 15 mpg on it.
  5. kylegillean

    kylegillean Former Member

    i thought people had trucks cause they weren't pu**ies about gas mileage...............you are already getting 15mpg who cares. man up!
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2009
  6. 97chevz71

    97chevz71 Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts


    IF you put 3 to 4 hundred miles on a week you will realize to try to keep the best milage you can get.
  7. 97chevz71

    97chevz71 Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts


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

    Team_Flopeye New Member

    Bought a kit installed it.

    Yes

    Good luck
  9. 97chevz71

    97chevz71 Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    What kind of lift
  10. 54silverado54

    54silverado54 New Member

    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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