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Old 02-22-2008, 10:18 AM
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How high is to much

I have a 02 f250 with a leveling kit and i want to lift it anywhere from 4 to 6 inchs with 35s ...for anybody that has a set up around this what kind of mileage change have you seen. I also tow a bass boat and a car trailer every once in a while ...I dont wanna get too big for it to still be a tow rig.

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4" front stock rear 35x20's 14-15mpg winter fuel in maryland 7-8mpg
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Previous owner said the truck averaged 21 mpg before the lift and tires (35s).

Now I get 12-13 mpg. I plan to lower it a little, keep the 35s but go with smaller diameter wheels in hopes of reducing the weight of the wheel/tire combo.
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4" with 35/20" 13-15 mpg normal driving 9-10 pulling a 5000 pound rig. The lift dosen't bother you much actually made it easier to see around my larger tow rigs
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I have 6" lift and 37's and it's starting to really push the limits of practical for towing. I can only tow a select few goosenecks, and I have to buy a $200 hitch to tow my car trailer. (18ft flatbed) I think with 4" and 35's you should be good. I don't know what you would expect for gas mileage like that...My mileage empty has gotten a little better when I went to the 37's from 35's and with the mods I have I get around 16-17 mpg, mixed city/highway. Good luck.
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I have 6" lift and 37's and it's starting to really push the limits of practical for towing. I can only tow a select few goosenecks, and I have to buy a $200 hitch to tow my car trailer. (18ft flatbed) I think with 4" and 35's you should be good. I don't know what you would expect for gas mileage like that...My mileage empty has gotten a little better when I went to the 37's from 35's and with the mods I have I get around 16-17 mpg, mixed city/highway. Good luck.
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You got pics of your rig?? I have 37s and 8" lift. I want to go lower... hell being short.. lol
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Yeah, I'll post em up in a bit. I wouldn't mind seeing some pics of yours either...I keep thinking about going higher.....lol
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Here are the pics....37X12.50R17's with a 6" lift (I guess more like a 4.5" lift in the back, 6" in the front) I'll look around and see if I can find any pics back when I had the 6" lift and 35's.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:11 AM
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Here are the pics....37X12.50R17's with a 6" lift (I guess more like a 4.5" lift in the back, 6" in the front) I'll look around and see if I can find any pics back when I had the 6" lift and 35's.
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That is with 37's? I like that... Not too sure I like mine with the 8"
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:32 AM
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Yeah....The front bumper might need to be trimmed if you went much bigger than 12.5 or 13.5 wide on the tires w/ the 6" lift, or had too much offset, but yeah, the pictures of mine is 37's with 6". No rubbing, not even on the leaf spring on mine. Your's looks pretty good, but kind of has the same problem mine had with the 35's and a 6" lift. Not enough tire to fill the space made by the lift. Could you squeeze 39's if you wanted to go bigger? I think a little bigger tire and it would be really nice.
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