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#1 Old 08-24-2006, 12:51 PM
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Lower Truck = Better MPG ?

I've read that if you lower your truck you can get an increase in MPG. Has anyone with a lowered truck noticed this?
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#2 Old 08-24-2006, 12:53 PM
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Not true, by lowering your truck you may decrease the amount of drag by reducing the space for air to go under the car, but its not going to gain you a significant increase in mileage to offset the cost of lowering.
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prolly a lil but not that much! its mostly for looks, not MPG

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but i know for a fact that this equation holds true


raising truck + bigger tires = bad mpg
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so all those guys in nascar are crazy........ dang and i thought drafting was proven in wind tunnels, aerodynamics do play a part in fuel mileage , lowering a truck does improve aero drag especially with a more agressive front air dam... hence the name.
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Trips nobody is saying it doesn't but drafting and lower a truck two inches are very different. They arn't going to have the same magnitude of effect.
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My kingdom for a wind tunnel!!!

Seriously, I'd like to get MPG in the mid 30's. Right now I get 27-30 MPG, 50/50 Hyway/City.

I'm thinking a belly pan might make a nice improvment.

I think dropping my truck 2 inches would help offset the CAP I wanna have on my truck.

Any little bit helps and saves money over the long run.

Any one know how to make a MPG gauge for my yota?
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yea but the question was asking if it COULD increase mpg, and i was saying that if the truck was more aerodynamic than before it would increase mileage. lowering the truck can improve aerodynamics in theory. you will get in increase but it wont be a huge gain. sounds like a test for the mythbusters.
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this is true!

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