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Old 01-03-2011, 06:53 AM
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Calculated 17.5 MPG!!!!

I took my truck for a 6 hour drive to the camp this past weekend. The read out was reading 19.1 mpg and thought that something had to be off by a lot. I never expected the truck to see over 16.5 at best. The drive was all interstate/highway w/o any stop and go traffic. Once I got to the camp I put about another 60 miles before filling up. The read out was down to 18.1. I hand calculated 17.5 mpg. I had 298 miles and put 17.035 gal. I had filled up one time before this, but didn't calculate it b/c I had half a tank gone before I left home. I get 13.5 around town.

I had to be very gentle with the peddle so won't be something I'll be able to get often. I don't like being the last one to take off at red lights.

On the way home I took a different route, stop and go triffic/interstate. I was only able to get 16.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:02 PM
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Thats good, you know what gears you have???
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:15 PM
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It has 3:55's.

Where you at scrapin the coast the past 2 years? There was an orange/ black 250 with 08 front and black wheels. Was with a black 350
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It has 3:55's.

Where you at scrapin the coast the past 2 years? There was an orange/ black 250 with 08 front and black wheels. Was with a black 350
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:35 AM
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I got 18.5 one time going ~60 the whole time on flat back country roads. This truck doesn't seem to like the 75 - 80 range (from a mpg standpoint) I normally put it through on the Interstate. I know - air resistance, drag, etc.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:37 AM
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I hate you!!!
Seriously, congrats I'v all but given up on improving mine.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:05 PM
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Hand calculated 17.5 on mine today. 2008 6.4, H&S hot tune, cruise control at 70mph. I have 3.73 gears and was wondering if I would get better MPG with 3.55?
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:29 AM
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gears make all the difference
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62 MPH ='s really good milage for a truck our size. 72 MPH ='s "Dang this thing is expensive to drive."
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62 MPH ='s really good milage for a truck our size. 72 MPH ='s "Dang this thing is expensive to drive."
And 82 MPH ='s?
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