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Old 09-04-2007, 06:41 PM
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Fuel Mileage

What are you guys getting for fuel mileage? I am getting around 11 driving around town, 15-18 driving down the highway at 70mph and 13 towing 18,000-20,000lbs at 70mph. Is that good and if not how can i get a little better? I have to drive 600 miles to home from college need the most out of my dollar.

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Old 09-04-2007, 06:52 PM
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what you are getting sounds about right. i have a stock 96er 4x4 with 4spd auto 4.10 rear. on a good day, i get 18 on the freeway and about 14 in town.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:04 PM
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sounds about right too me too
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19 city and 21 to 23 hwy Keep it under 65 and the HEAVY Foot out of it.
With those mods....more air means more fuel to me. 4.10 rear? more fuel
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Old 09-05-2007, 04:18 AM
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What are you guys getting for fuel mileage? I am getting around 11 driving around town, 15-18 driving down the highway at 70mph and 13 towing 18,000-20,000lbs at 70mph. Is that good and if not how can i get a little better? I have to drive 600 miles to home from college need the most out of my dollar.
A light foot is the most important thing, my dad's 2000 7.3 gets about 15 around town and 18 on the highway...keep your chip/tuner/box whatever you want to call it on the econo position and take it easy and that should help so...I am in the same boat you are with the college student budget.:vomit: Going out and spending $400 dollars trying to save $150 in fuel does make a lot of sense to me, so work with what ya got, which is a lot, and you will be fine.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:07 AM
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I have a real hard time believing a 8000# truck gets above 20 mpg, I think most folks that claim that are either using the overhead computer readings or are fueling up differently from one tank to another. But I guess anything is possible. I have written down every gallon and mile for the last 4 years and mine averages 14-15 mpg always.
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Old 09-05-2007, 04:30 PM
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When I brought my 2000 up from Florida last week, mostly highway but a little city driving. I measuring every gallon and always topping off the tank. The trip from after I did the first fill up to the fill up after I got home was 1428 miles in 3 days. I set the cruise at the speed limit or 2000 RPM which ever was slower. Got 21.77 mpg for the complete trip. I tried to use a light foot but it was a new truck to me so I had to get on it a few times and I ran it up to 80 a few times passing.

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Old 09-05-2007, 04:48 PM
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Yea..I can get right at 20mpg if I keep my foot out of it!!! Thats the big problem!! But over all average combined city/highway is about 18mpg! I'll take it considering my wifes Explorer gets about 17mpg's and its not near as fun to drive!!

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Old 09-06-2007, 06:39 AM
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I'll admit a 2 wheel drive 6 speed regular cab will probably get above 20 if it is drove right and steady, but a 4x4 super cab jacked up with big tires and an automatic will be hard pressed to get much better than 17. I wish I could figure out how to get better than 14 on mine but I haven't yet. I do like to stomp it and let the black smoke roll pretty often though.
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watching the HUD on my buddies Dodge 6-speed manual, it claims he's pulling 24mpg.

we pulled 18mpg highway, running empty. on our first tank fill since we bought the truck.

running up north last weekend, with an empty skidsteer trailer, then loaded my trail jeep onto the trailer and headed home, it got 11+.

how you fill the tank is crusial in figuring your mileage, it's surprising how much more fuel can actually fit into your tank when you think it's full.
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