Did leveling your truck really affect MPGs?

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Mark Bevans

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Like most here with my 6.7 CTD 4x4 crewcab lost 1mpg due to 2” leveling kit, lost 1.5mpg with 35” tires.....
 

cubmedic

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Just did a trip up to Blue Ridge Parkway and back home. Got 17.5 MPG this time. Same trip before level and Wildpeak AT3's got 18.0 MPG so I don't think that is enough difference to no do the lift. I like the way the truck looks with the level kit on it.
 

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Yes, I lost some, about 1.5 MPG, but lost more when I upgraded the tires from the 49lb Goodyear trash to an 86 lb D rated tire.
 

Chris M

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I have a 2017 Ram I had leveled and I haven’t noticed any drop in MPG’s
 

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You will lose mpg. Its simple physics. Those that tell you otherwise are in denial. The percentage in losses vary in city/highway driving as well. I have a pentastar and love to out run lifted trucks with big wheels. If money isn't an option I would own a big truck with big wheels.
 
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Troutman561

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Thanks for the replies and info guys. I can live with 1mpg. I don’t plan on doing tires bigger than stock so that factor won’t be in play.
 

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I lost 1.5-2 mpg after setting bils to 2.8”, 1.5” in rear and 35” tires.
 
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