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Old 07-21-2009, 05:08 PM
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20.6mpg in the city!!!

so i ran my rear tank dry and decided to see what my mpg would be if i really dogged it all the time.so i put 8 gallons in total,that all it had in it.i shifted from every gear at or below 1300rpms.which puts me in 5th gear at about 30mph,its also lugging pretty good.i wasnt trying to accelerate hard at all,just letting the tq speed me up nice and slow.my average cruising s peed was 50-55 mph.my rpms were right around 14-1500 most of the time.so finally at 164.9 miles later,its starts chugging and i flip it back to the front tank.so according to my handy dandy calculator that comes to 20.6mpg!!this is no lie,nor did i mistake my 8 gallons for 18.i put in 8 gal and went 164.9miles.im very impressed,it was a pain driving like that and i got honked at a few times but it was worth it.so who says the cummins is superior in mpg,imn my eyes the p-stroke is right there with it if you drive it easy.believe it or not.
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:09 PM
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jk thats awesome man. it helps when you have a manual to get that. as for me who has a auto has to live with 14-15 in the city
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:15 PM
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Good for you man. My 99 would get 19.5 - 20 when i would go 67-68mph down the freeway to work. My 01 never gets close to that and its the exact same truck. My 99 was stock also, go figure.
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:24 PM
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jk thats awesome man. it helps when you have a manual to get that. as for me who has a auto has to live with 14-15 in the city
oh definatly the manual is great for mpg.i could shift at 800rpms through all gears if i wanted,your auto will never do that.i do find myself wishing i had an auto quite abit though. thanks

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Good for you man. My 99 would get 19.5 - 20 when i would go 67-68mph down the freeway to work. My 01 never gets close to that and its the exact same truck. My 99 was stock also, go figure.
yea i think 17+ is great for any truck,city or highway.you would think the 01 would get even better with a couple yrs on the 99,i guess not.
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:33 PM
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a guy i work with has a 97 supercab short bed with the manual tranny and he gets over 20mpg hand calculated everytime he fills up. bone stock tho.
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a guy i work with has a 97 supercab short bed with the manual tranny and he gets over 20mpg hand calculated everytime he fills up. bone stock tho.
97 must just be the golden yr for strokes.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:58 PM
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so who says the cummins is superior in mpg,imn my eyes the p-stroke is right there with it if you drive it easy.believe it or not.
Not to bust your bubble, but I wonder what the Cummins would get if you drove it like Grandma Gerty.
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I'm shooting for 23+. I.ll keep you posted. 20.6 with just shifting it early and putting a egg under the pedal. nice
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I drove my 97 for about 60miles last week and got 21-22 doing 75-80. Im happy with that. I just left it on cruis with the new stage 1s. city is like 16 last time checked should be better now that i cant mess around without blowing smoke everywere. Will check at next fill up.
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I drove my 97 for about 60miles last week and got 21-22 doing 75-80. Im happy with that. I just left it on cruis with the new stage 1s. city is like 16 last time checked should be better now that i cant mess around without blowing smoke everywere. Will check at next fill up.
you obviously have the 3.55 gears
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