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Old 04-24-2008
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I am: Shane Sikes
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Highest I've ever gotten out of my 4.0 OHV was 19mpg. That's with 32's, and about 200 lbs. of tools in my toolbox, lol.
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Old 04-25-2008
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My 2003 Ranger XLT, is 2.3 with automatic transmission. I'm getting around 17.5-18 mpg with city driving and 31 mpg on the freeway.

I don't drive much anymore so the gas prices aren't hurting me too much.

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Old 04-25-2008
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Originally Posted by Green Hornet View Post
Give me the magic gas that you're using! I haven't calculated mine yet but wouldn't be surprised if it was less than 14mpg, probably worse. Maybe an exhaust and a few other things could help?

My exhaust did nothing for my mileage...I try to coast when possible, and anticipate stoplights...if it might go yellow I get through it so I don't have to sit for 7 minutes.
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Old 04-25-2008
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Originally Posted by DangaRanger99 View Post
I took my teauneau (SP) cover off and am gettign alot better mpg's
If I heard right, someone told me that mythbusters did a show about that showing that caps and tonneaus actually get less gas mileage. I'll see if I can pull some info on the episode...


yup, here is something about it. Can't research more as the school firewall won't let me look at many of the sites.

This one talks about the tailgate, but I believe they tested toppers and tonneaus as well.

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Old 04-27-2008
I am: Matt Jacobs
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I've never got anything less than 17mpg in my 03 FX4
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