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How much will lifting my loyale affect mpg?

Loyale lift kit mpg

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#1 Metalpiper416

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:28 PM

Hello, I am new here and a new subaru owner, I live where it snows alot and want a little more ground clearance on my 1992 loyale, I'm wondering how much lifting it 2-4" and maybe put a few sizes larger of tires on it how much is it going to affect my gas milage? Any info will be appricated. Thanks.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:58 PM

Welcome!

And in answer to your question, probably not by much. maybe a couple to a few mpg less if you install larger tires.  I have a lifted 86 GL that gets around 36 mpg on the highway (ej22 swap) with the factory 13s

 

I am considering removing the 2" lift from my car. Previous owner installed a homemade lift with brackets on the strut and metal blocks between the body and frame. If I do, I'll sell you the parts for cheap. It's great when off roading, but I don't do it nearly often or crazily enough. 

It's too hard on the passenger side axle for my liking.

 

If I decide to take the lift off and you want to buy it I have some really nice chevy six lug 15" wheels that have been drilled for 4 x 140 that I will sell you for cheap too if you like that look, they are very similar to the white star wheels from the factory

I guess it all depends on if my ex gf can find my factory skidplate and return it to me, the lift is cool and I like the way it makes her look so it's a tough decision for me but she is on the street a lot more than off road, and these cars have good enough ground clearance already for me. But the 2'' lift is subtle and I haven't had a chance to try those 15s yet. I dunno what to do...

 

Cheers man! You have a good subaru for your first one, way cooler than the awd ones, and some of those like early leggos and rx's are pretty cool. Beast in the snow ha.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:12 AM

How much is cheap?

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:21 AM

Let me send you some pics if you are interested. It's not like the one on sjr lift, this lift is rather chintzy in comparison to his.

I don't know what your budget is, but the lift that he sells look like it's worth every penny of a little more than $300 he does good work.

I bought his ej swap kit and was very happy.

 

That being said, this lift has never given me problems...

How about $200 and you pay shipping with the wheels or $75 for just the lift stuff sound to you?


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:24 AM

I also have to take a close look at my steering shaft, we might have to trade if mine has been extended.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:27 AM

Where are you located? I saw a 2" lift made by a member here named bill for around $100 and he is in my state, but I would like some pictures of yours.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:34 AM

I'm in CO, so the one you can get for $100 sounds like a good deal.

I'm honestly still on the fence, I do like the slightly lifted look, even with the 13s and I would really like to try the 15s before removing the lift.

Maybe keep records of the mpg and then do it again after lifting and you can tell us sube kids a real answer to your original question, lol

I'll get some pics tomorrow if I can, she's a 30 min drive away


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:51 AM

Alright, thanks.





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