Originally Posted by _cy_
or simply start with a vehicle that needs no lift. a Dodge 2500 4x4 with 12v Cummins, 5sp ... dead stock fits 35in tall tires.
mileage is 20-24mpg ... 16mpg dragging a trailer loaded to 15k+ lbs.
When it's time to replace the stock 265/70SR17E tires on my 2500 Outdoorsman I'll go with the stock size for the Power Wagon (285/70SR17D) to give a slight increase in ride height & clearance without giving up much in terms of mpg.