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Old 10-10-2008
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My OHV's always got better then my SOHC
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Old 10-10-2008
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Originally Posted by cchsbuzz19 View Post
I only get 11.7 mpg and I've done everything I can think of to try and get that up. I got a K&N intake Gibson extreme dual exhaust Bosch O2 sensors all around new spark plugs spark plug wires I use the castrol gtx for engines with 75,000 and over and I use seafoam every 3000 miles. I do run 31x10.50 tires but those come stock on the newer fx4 rangers. I got the 3.73 gears and I,m getting ready to change the fluid. I might just get the worst mpg for a 4.0 on r-f
I feel your pain, thats what I averaged when I first got my truck. I currently average 14.5mpg. I swicked from pvh hubs wich were locked 100% of the time to AVM hubs which I leave unlocked, It really lightened up the steering and gave me another 0.5mpg.
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Old 10-11-2008
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can you get a kit to replace the drive hub/ bearing on the newer rangers. i hate having all of the front end stuff spinning pointlessly wearing out everything
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