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Old 06-16-2013, 07:09 PM
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Needing help on this one guys...

Alright Ive had this truck for awhile and redone it a year ago.the problem is I hot to drive 10 hours away for college and this thang is awful mpg and was wondering if it would be worth keeping if I took the auto out and put 6 speed in It and maybe get smaller tires and take the lift off or just sell the truck and buy me a new gas truck????any ideas
But something has To be done cause it gets like 11 to 12 mpg
Ohh and it has 4inch lift and 35's and edge evolution chip
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:07 PM
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That is pretty bad mpg. My 2000 would get 20 on the freeway, in the Texas hill country. Anything over 70 made my mileage drop drastically. Maybe you have other issues?


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Old 06-17-2013, 03:17 AM
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How fast are you driving? I have 35s on my truck and average 16.5 after correcting for the larger tires.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:26 AM
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Guys I'm babying it most the time like 60 mph
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:33 AM
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What is your math for before correcting??and i ain't correcting for larger tires but I can tell you it ain't getting much better cause I'm always putting fuel in this thang
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Evolution tunes might be another problem.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:39 AM
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I have a 2" leveling kit, 35's and still get about 18 highway. Heck I average 13-14 in town driving. No tuner, stock straight piped, diy filter.

I would say something isnt right with the truck.

My highway driving isnt mountains though but we do have 200' hills.

Oh yeah, that is driving at 60-62 mph. Above that and it drops fast.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:34 AM
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Unless the chip is providing correction for the speedo, I'd lose it and get a different one,
SCT, or some other 6-position.
But either way - on a stock tune, with a good air-filter you should be getting at least 15+ MPG on the freeway at 65mph.
That's what I was getting.

I'd start checking for boost leaks and maybe cleaning the EPBS tube and sensor.

Just for reference - I'm running on 33's, and have a AFE CAI and 4 inch exhaust.
on a stock tune - cruising at 1900 RPM at right at about 70-73 MPH, I got 20+mpg.

That was before I put on my TS Chip.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:52 PM
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Well Guys thanks for some advice
But my tune ain't calibrated to my speedometer so loosing it is no big deal just lose of a lil power and that's the thing the tunes kinda suck cause if I turn it up then my trans hates its life
And the epbs can cause mpg lose??
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:22 PM
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Edge is kinda known for reeking havoc on auto trans.

I can tell ya that my ebps tube has been broke in half for at least 2 yrs so I honestly dont know how it affects fuel mileage. Someday I plan on fixing it
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