What is the basis for this assumption? Everything I can find would indicate *leveling* isn't what results in material MPG/range loss, but rather after market larger tires/wheels typically paired with leveling is what will impact MPG/range.And yet leveling a truck is like a 5-10% hit on mpg.
I agree and this is all I'm looking to do. The basic 2" or 2.5 inch leveling puck. I also think you could save some range with a bed cover.I don't see any reason we couldn't use the basic 2" leveling puck front strut extensions. The aesthetics of a leveled vs raked F150 are night and day IMO. Simple levels don't have the same issues that lifts do. My current 2014 F150 is leveled and I've never had any issues with hauling or towing causing major tail sag.
Re: aerodynamics and impact on range, I read elsewhere that whereas raked vs unraked does have different drag characteristics, it shouldn't materially impact MPG or range until you're up above 65 MPH. Didn't see a source for that claim, but it seems like a reasonable conclusion. For the amount of time I spend above 65 vs below, I'll take the leveled look.
Another potential consideration for after market leveling is compatibility with Continuous Controlled Damping, which is optional on some Ford vehicles/included with higher trims. However I also read that the Lightning doesn't have/offer it, so I don't think we have to worry about it.
Those are my real world.numbers. I lost about 1.5 mpg leveling my truck.What is the basis for this assumption? Everything I can find would indicate *leveling* isn't what results in material MPG/range loss, but rather after market larger tires/wheels typically paired with leveling is what will impact MPG/range.
The wheel change was another 2 mpg.Thanks. Did you keep stock wheels/tires?