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Old 12-12-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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Lift?

Ok so I'm new to the ridgeline. I've had big trucks with huge lift kits on them. I got the ridgeline cause I am a truck guy and I wanted a better gas mileage truck. I am planning on lifting my truck really soon but not sure how high I want it. What is the max lift I should do before it looks bad. I havnt seen a ridgeline with a lift kit higher then 3 in. So should I only go up to a 3 in lift or would it look good higher?
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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Re: Lift?

2 inch is that highest you can get.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:57 PM   #3
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Re: Lift?

Two inches is the max lift for the RL. If you bought it wanting to go higher, you bought the wrong vehicle.

You may (or may not) want to read the following thread for more info:
http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/f...094#post228094

Good luck and I hope you enjoy your RL.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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Re: Lift?

I bought the ridgeline cause I always owned trucks and I don't need a big truck right now and the RL looked like a fun truck I could put money towards to make it really nice. If I wanted a big truck I would've boughten another ford but I'm inlove with my ridgeline and where I live you don't see ridgelines often so that's cool cause I like standing out. But Thankyou for your help.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:15 PM   #5
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Re: Lift?

Welcome, Clutchski. If you wanted a truck with better mileage than the rest (in real life, regardless of specs), you made the best choice. However, many customisations will reduce mileage. Whether it's a lift kit, non-OEM tires, bull bar... anything that affects aerodynamics or rolling resistance have an effect, mostly for the worse. About the only addition that will make an improvement is a tonneau cover, and that's only for highway mileage.

Of course, the best way to get good mileage is simply to never be in a rush. It's shocking how much of a difference it makes. I'm talking about a 20-30% difference in city and mixed driving. When it comes to highway driving, expect to pay a penalty of about 1% fuel consumption for every 1% faster you go above 60 MPH.

What other kind of plans do you have for your truck?
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:09 PM   #6
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Re: Lift?

I have a 2" lift on mine and just about the biggest tires you can fit on a RL and my gas mileage (when corrected for the difference in the circumference of the bigger tires) averages right around 16.8 in the summer and 15 or less during the winter. And I don't drive around with my foot in the gas. ...most of the time. lol
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:09 PM   #7
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Re: Lift?

Oh and welcome to the club!
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:15 PM   #8
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Re: Lift?

Thanks Ian and my plans are an exhaust, 2 in lift, a couple more inches on the tires and black rims. My truck is a burgandy color so I think black is a good choice, bull bar an possible kc lights ontop. I've seen some ridgelines online won them and I like it.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:28 PM   #9
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The biggest lift kit is 2" but bigger tires can gain another .5"
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:57 PM   #10
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I found the rims I want. Just not sure what kind of tires. Still deciding.
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