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Old 08-19-2011, 09:48 AM
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Take Lift Off or Re-Gear?

Ok, how many of you have had a lift and then returned it to stock? Or who has said screw-it, and just re-geared?

Reason I ask is I am commuting alot more than I was (at least 50+ miles a day), and this 12.5-13.5 mpg is getting to me. My mods are in my signature, so I'm debating going back to stock or possibly regearing.

I have also started towing (my boat that's about 6k pounds or so) on almost a weekly basis, and am really feeling the bigger tires when towing.

What would you do?

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Old 08-19-2011, 10:14 AM
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I would dump the lift, I had a 10.5 with 46sdropped to a 6 with 37s and still wanted it smaller.

So I have a stocker with 33s getting 18mpg and 15-16mpg towing 10k+ yeh its a different motor but same concept. I was getting like 12, 10 while towing
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Is that mileage hand calculated?
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He has a 7.3 and they do get better milage than us. I had a 8" lift with 38s and now my truck is 3" lower than stock. I'm about 14 in the city now vice 13. And I have 3.73s have not yet seen a dramatic difference in mpg in almost 5 fill ups but I also didn't lower my truck to save money on fuel
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Ok, how many of you have had a lift and then returned it to stock? Or who has said screw-it, and just re-geared?

Reason I ask is I am commuting alot more than I was (at least 50+ miles a day), and this 12.5-13.5 mpg is getting to me. My mods are in my signature, so I'm debating going back to stock or possibly regearing.

I have also started towing (my boat that's about 6k pounds or so) on almost a weekly basis, and am really feeling the bigger tires when towing.

What would you do?
Is that city or highway? i avg 12-13 mpg city driving with the truck in my sig.
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If I were driving 50+ miles per day and going for mileage, and towing regularly, I would definitely be running 35s or smaller. And not spending even more money to regear just to keep the big tires. Just my 2 cents because I've been there before.
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Regearing is not going to help much besides ease the strain of your motor. You still have a lot more rolling resistance and the heigth of your truck creates a lot of air travel underneath it
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:09 PM
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Just buy a $1000 beater car with a gas 4 banger and drive that to work (or a get a motorcycle) , and keep the truck as a non daily driver toy/ tow vehicle.
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