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Old 06-12-2013, 02:43 PM
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Fuel mileage?

I sold my 2012 ram 2500 today and have ground a 97 f350 as stated in another thread.

I have a few questions/concerns about the fuel mileage of the trucks from this time period. I certainly do not want to spend $400.00 plus a month on fuel again.

The mileage seems to vary from low 10's to almost 20 from the threads I have read so far.

With two fuel tanks that hold 34 gallons between them if I am not mistaken what kind of distance do you see. 400, 500, 600 miles a tank?

I drive 20 miles each way to work that is mostly back roads with a little bit of atop and go.

I know with the winter fuel that my mileage on the 2012 was lower than it was on the summer fuel.

I looks like the first thing I will do if I get one of these trucks is to change the oil and all the filters. Hopefully I could find some time one weekend to make sure the fuel components under the hood are clean and in good working order.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:26 PM
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City I get about 14-17 between my trucks both auto with 4.10's
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:35 PM
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I get 16. That is highway, city, country back roads.
Towing I get 11-13

4.10s stick crew cab

I see between 200-300 miles per tank
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honestly if fuel mileage is your concern for a work commute y not get a car? have a truck as a back up of course but if your work don't require a truck get a car
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I am probably going to get a car for now and some kind of truck for the days I need it. Would much rather drive a truck full time.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:29 PM
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I have 1996 F250 super cab XLT, auto, Tymar intake and 3 inch down pipe, 2nd generation wicked wheel, TS 6-position chip (stock, fast idle, 50, 75, 100, and 140+).

I use one pint quick silver Walmart 2cycle ashless oil, 3:55 gears, and shift kit, I get 16 to 18 in town, 21.8 was best on highway but average 20.3 most of the time empty doing 70 mph. The 21.8 was going from Pasco WA to Winthrop WA. Oh I have 377,000+ on the clock. The mods I have done have made the difference
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I get a consistent 14 mpg with a mix of city and highway I get about 220 miles out ta my front take rear leaks
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With the 3.55 gears I find that stop and go is what really kills your mileage, especially if you don't like to drive like a grandpa. You really gotta get on it to get a 7.3 going with 3.55s. I get about 12-15 around town and that depends on the amount of stop and go. 19 is my best on the highway.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:22 AM
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My last reading was 15.3, but I just did my diy 6637 and just love to hear that turbo spooling. I got 4.10's. I also always have at least one tank full all the time so the extra weight probably knocks down the mpg's a bit.

From what I have read, the 6637, dp, a cat/muffler delete and a chip will make the biggest difference in better mpg's of all the mods.
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So does a light foot
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