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post #1 of 22 Old 10-26-2011, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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I am lookin to be getting some better mileage. As of now, if I'm driving slow, keeping rpms low, etc.. I can get about 13-14 In town. Highway going 60-65 I can get roughly 22.

What are some things I can do do up my mileage more? The reason behind this is because diesel is $3.75-$3.89 a gallon here in west Texas. I don't know what the pric is for y'all.

But what mods can I do o increase mpgs?


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Here in CA, fuel is hovering around the $4 mark.

You already have an intake, tunes and straight pipes so you got those mods done.

You're probably doing the best thing. Keeping the revs low and going slow. Make sure you keep your fluids changed on schedule, make sure your tires are at the right pressure, minimize morning warm ups (if you can). Getting 22 on the highway is good. I only get about 17-18 on the highway, but about the same as you in town.

You could reduce some weight to see if that would help. I see you have grill guard bumper and headache rack in the bed. It looks like you have a tool box, but not sure. "Experts" say carrying extra weight affects mileage.

Unfortunately, trucks, especially full-sized, diesel powered big boys like we drive aren't known for being fuel mileage kings.


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It seems anymore prices of diesel will not go down, gas here is 3.10$ a gallon in ohio, but deiselis still around 3.79$ a gallon.

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I also would love to know how to improve MPG.

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For highway driving, fold up your mirrors. It is the single best thing you can do to reduce aerodynamic drag on a vehicle. I used to have a 98 Nissan 4x4 that I drove 78 miles each way to work. Folding the mirrors gave me around 2MPG on the highway.

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For highway driving, fold up your mirrors. It is the single best thing you can do to reduce aerodynamic drag on a vehicle. I used to have a 98 Nissan 4x4 that I drove 78 miles each way to work. Folding the mirrors gave me around 2MPG on the highway.
Well then I sideswipe a little car next to me that I can't see..

I'll try that this weekend when I hit the highway.


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It seems anymore prices of diesel will not go down, gas here is 3.10$ a gallon in ohio, but deiselis still around 3.79$ a gallon.
Yeah whats up with that. Around me in akron, ohio gas is like .60 cents cheaper than diesel

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For highway driving, fold up your mirrors. It is the single best thing you can do to reduce aerodynamic drag on a vehicle. I used to have a 98 Nissan 4x4 that I drove 78 miles each way to work. Folding the mirrors gave me around 2MPG on the highway.
You can't be serious...lol this made my day. I'll get right on that

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Buy a honda accord? Beyond tuning and exhaust your driving habits are the biggest factor in fuel milage.

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Looks like you're set as far as MPG mods go, and 22 on the highway is as good as it gets with a CC 4x4 IMO. You may be able to squeeze a little more out with synthetic oil and/or some Diesel Kleen, but the cost of those may offset any net gain in mileage.

BTW, I'd kill for your prices. The station by my house has diesel for $4.65. The cheapest I've seen around these parts in the last few days was $4.25...I hate living in a blue state.
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