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Old 11-29-2010, 08:34 PM
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Default Gas Mileage After Lifting a 4.0L

Hi, I have a 4.0L 4x4 that is pretty stock. Ive always wanted to put a 4inch SL and some 33's on my ranger. But after reading a thread about gas mileage several rangers with 3in BLs and 33's said that they were getting around 8 miles per gallon city. Which I really couldnt afford to keep. Does anyone else with a ranger lifted in any way and some big tires have another decent projection of what mpg I could expect after a lift?

any input would be appreciated
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:09 AM
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Default Re: Gas Mileage After Lifting a 4.0L

Yeah I do, You WILL spend money in gas for sure with 33's. My truck is double lifted, I run 33's, Even taking my time it sucks gas. My truck is not my daily driver... Thank god, But The way I see it, I knew from the beginning I wanted a lifted truck and I knew what comes with that and having the bigger tires. I try to keep it well maintained so it runs well, but no matter what bigger tires=more gas used.
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:58 AM
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Default Re: Gas Mileage After Lifting a 4.0L

I must be a little nicer to my throttle because I have 285/75/R16's (33"s) and I get around 10-11mpg around town and 16-17mpg highway
That'll all change once the t3/t4 gets installed
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:27 AM
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Default Re: Gas Mileage After Lifting a 4.0L

change your gear ration in axles to bring it back to "stock" U will need 4.56 gears to do so.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:33 AM
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Default Re: Gas Mileage After Lifting a 4.0L

How much does that cost to change the gears up STL?
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:19 AM
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Default Re: Gas Mileage After Lifting a 4.0L

Looking at close to $700 if you go with yukon gears and master overhaul kits with timken bearings from jeffsbroncograveyard.com that doesnt inclue the approx. $200-300 per axle to INSTALL them either...sooo....up to $1200 without lockers/posi's/limited slips if you go with a name brand gear
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:25 AM
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Default Re: Gas Mileage After Lifting a 4.0L

Thanks for the info. I have 3.73 and i'm looking at going to 4.10 or better. Just trying to find out what all goes into it.
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:05 AM
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I got a FX4 l/s with 4.10 gears for 500 at a junk yard. It only had 6k miles
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:22 AM
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Default Re: Gas Mileage After Lifting a 4.0L

wow thats not too bad at all. Good find
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