Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cartersville, GA
Will being out of alignment cost 2 MPG?
Leading up to November I was consistently getting 17.5 MPG
(hand calculated) and sometimes as much as 19.
In November I installed a D60 and BFG A/Ts (285s, same size as the previous set of tires). I had the truck aligned. Immediately I was in the 15 mpg
range sometimes dipping into the 14s but never getting into the 16s.
I assumed the loss of fuel mileage was due to the raised front end with the F350 springs and the wide flat tread of the BFGs.
So yesterday I noticed some mild abnormal tire wear on the tires and took the truck to get aligned. There was a total of 2 degrees of total toe in as compared to the specs of nearly none.
So could this have caused my 2 MPG
drop or maybe part of it?
'97 SCLB 4x4, 3.55, D60 w/ TrueTrac, 6637, Banks Techni-cooler, BTS Trans, Tru-Cool 4921 Trans Cooler, 1.0 exhaust housing, no ebv, 3" DP, Straight Exhaust, E-Fuel, TW tunes, International WP, 203*, Isspro Gauges