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6.5" Zone Suspension Lift with 35" tires and mpg?

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6.5" Zone Suspension Lift with 35" tires and mpg?

Postby HeavyGrinder [OP] » Oct 05 2011, 11:26pm

How much mpg are you looking at? And is there anything that can be done to help increase the mpg? (I roadtrip ALOT.) I have a 2009 chevy silverado and I AM going to lift it lol :) regardless of how bad the mpg gets, but yeah, i just wanted to know if there were ways to improve it. I barely started diggin the look of lifted trucks.. ESPECIALLY silverados, they're straight bad a**!!! lol :twisted:
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Re: 6.5" Zone Suspension Lift with 35" tires and mpg?

Postby EVn17 » Oct 11 2011, 2:00am

Well my trucks getting around 12 mpg but its also a 1999 5.3.. Ways to lessen the damage from a lift kit are to a) get a tire that is one of the higher rated ones for mpg.. b) get the appropriate gears in the rear-end.. and c) try not to let the lead foot get the best of you lol
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Re: 6.5" Zone Suspension Lift with 35" tires and mpg?

Postby HeavyGrinder [OP] » Oct 12 2011, 9:03am

Haha thanks for the reply :D I thought nobody was gonna respond.. But yeah, im likely to do what u mentioned :) but as for option c, thats not happening lol.. Every chevy owner knows how hard it is to avoid that lead foot haha :D nice truck btw!!! any mods done to it? (i.e.:exhaust? chip tune? tires? etc.)
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Re: 6.5" Zone Suspension Lift with 35" tires and mpg?

Postby EVn17 » Oct 12 2011, 1:03pm

Magnaflow cat-back exhaust, aem brute force cold air intake, tires are procomp xterrain 315/70r17s. Some other small things like viper alarm, tint, subs, Berliner. All that good stuff lol
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Re: 6.5" Zone Suspension Lift with 35" tires and mpg?

Postby Chasmanian » Oct 13 2011, 2:16am

I get any where from 13 to 15 on the hwy, depending on the wind and hills.

I am running 33/12.50-20s in a aggressive mud tread. (Nitto Muds)
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Re: 6.5" Zone Suspension Lift with 35" tires and mpg?

Postby EVn17 » Oct 14 2011, 3:52pm

Very nice
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Re: 6.5" Zone Suspension Lift with 35" tires and mpg?

Postby MTPockets » Oct 19 2011, 5:23pm

I had a 97' Chevy extend cab with a 6" suspension lift and 35" tires. MPG's were not all that good, 13 around town, 16 freeway on a good day. I would agree with EVn17. Check the grear ratio and tires will make a difference plus not having a lead foot, even though that's hard to do. :mrgreen:
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Re: 6.5" Zone Suspension Lift with 35" tires and mpg?

Postby bicarbonate » Jan 28 2014, 7:37pm

If you are worried about mileage then don't lift IMO. Or get a POS DD car and keep the truck as a toy.
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Re: 6.5" Zone Suspension Lift with 35" tires and mpg?

Postby WaterBoy1 » Jan 28 2014, 7:42pm

^ Judging by the age of this thread, I'm thinking he has already made the decision one way or the other! :D
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