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Originally Posted by U-LUZE Was just quoted $5,899 for a 4" lift with wheels and tires from the stealership I'm ...


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Old 09-07-2016, 11:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Originally Posted by U-LUZE View Post
Was just quoted $5,899 for a 4" lift with wheels and tires from the stealership I'm looking to buy the truck at. Seems high to me? I was quoted $5,950 for a 4" BDS, wheels/tires/ and painted bushwacker flares from an area custom truck shop (probably one of the same ones they use).


If that's installed prices that's not out of line really. Wheels and tires will run 2-2.5k or higher depending what you get. 4" BDS is almost 2k. Than factor in install. Which at dealership cost will be expensive.


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Agree. I was just saying the shop that they will most likely take it to to get this done (they outsource it) said $5,000 for the BDS, wheels, and tires. The dealership told me they can get me a "deal" since they do so much business with them. But they came back for the same thing at $5,899. So basically, paying them $899 to be the middle man. Getting a decent deal on the truck though, it's a 2016 Big Horn MSRP of $47,090 for $32,500 so I can't complain on the truck deal. I'll probably just buy the truck and do the lift on my own through the shop. I think $5,000 is fair for the setup.


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Originally Posted by U-LUZE View Post
Thanks! What about on the highway? I understand the MPGs on my SRT being it's a 600whp monster. I just wouldn't want to be worse in this set up. In town with my Jeep I'm like 13.5 combined.
I just have slightly larger tires then stock 305 55-20 all terrains I get 21 miles per gallon on the highway combined like 12 -13 takes a lot of juice to get that big sucker Rollin the tires aren't like 22 pounds heavier each then the stock tires and I only lost about half a mile per gallon on the highway

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Originally Posted by U-LUZE View Post
Agree. I was just saying the shop that they will most likely take it to to get this done (they outsource it) said $5,000 for the BDS, wheels, and tires. The dealership told me they can get me a "deal" since they do so much business with them. But they came back for the same thing at $5,899. So basically, paying them $899 to be the middle man. Getting a decent deal on the truck though, it's a 2016 Big Horn MSRP of $47,090 for $32,500 so I can't complain on the truck deal. I'll probably just buy the truck and do the lift on my own through the shop. I think $5,000 is fair for the setup.


Just an FYI, my truck is pretty much identical, assuming yours is 4x4. Big horn crew hemi/8spd/3.92 and I have a leveling kit with 35s and get about 15 mpg mixed.


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Here's what to "expect" to see as your "average".

Stock, 18-19mpg
Level/35s, 15-16mpg
6"/35s, 12-13mpg

Also note. I have not adjusted my speedo for the 35s.. it shows ~3mph slower than what my actual speed is, which mostly everyone says will throw off your mpg numbers, meaning they're inaccurate.

I have hand calculated 3-4 times to see what I'm actually getting. It was always the same number displayed on the dash.

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Thanks, guys. I appreciate all the feedback. It sounds like I'd be around the same boat as I'm in now. I get 15-16 mpg on the highway in my SRT and around 13 combined if I don't reset my avg economy.

If I do the trade, I am leaning toward the 4" lift with 35s. I want there to be a glimmer of hope to fit in my garage. I have about 83" max space. My wife has a '11 Durango and there is about 15.5" of room from the top of her car (not including the roof rack) to the bottom "flap" of the garage door.


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Originally Posted by AustinB View Post
Here's what to "expect" to see as your "average".

Stock, 18-19mpg
Level/35s, 15-16mpg
6"/35s, 12-13mpg

Also note. I have not adjusted my speedo for the 35s.. it shows ~3mph slower than what my actual speed is, which mostly everyone says will throw off your mpg numbers, meaning they're inaccurate.

I have hand calculated 3-4 times to see what I'm actually getting. It was always the same number displayed on the dash.


Agreed. Even hand calculating is inaccurate. Your actually traveling further than the truck thinks you are. Doing some quick math you could easily account for the difference though


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