MPG after leveling with Bilstein 5100's?

MPG after leveling with Bilstein 5100's?

This is a discussion on MPG after leveling with Bilstein 5100's? within the RAM 1500 Diesel Suspension - Chassis forums, part of the RAM 1500 Diesel Garage - RAM 1500 Diesel Mechanics Corner category; Considering changing shocks to a set of Bilsteins to level the rig and have better quality suspension. Iíve read that it could decrease MPG due ...

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    MPG after leveling with Bilstein 5100's?

    Considering changing shocks to a set of Bilsteins to level the rig and have better quality suspension. Iíve read that it could decrease MPG due to the new aerodynamics of the truck. Has anyone done an ACTUAL evaluation of this theory? I canít imagine it would decrease by more than 1, maybe 2 MPG. At 27 MPG a 1 MPG decrease is 3.7% and a 2 MPG decrease is 7.4%. Makes a difference!
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    Leveled 4x4 from 1,000 miles Mopar kit at dealer. Lost 2mpg and gained 2.5mpg at 50k with GDE. Close to 194k now and yet zero need for Bilsteins (yet). Have replaced 2 sets on my X over 15 years and am a fan of them.

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    I lost 2mpg when I levelled my truck and put on an all terrain tire (tires I chose only weigh like 4lbs more each over the stock SRAs)

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