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5.0 swap into the ranger
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that would be cool.... but i heard its more work than its worth with a 4wd.
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oh yea, forgot about that.
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gas going down??!!

I think the gas prices are going down!! in katy i saw gas for 2.79!! i havent same gas station had it for 2.89 last week!!! im gettin a little excited!!
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gas prices in tx are to drop .90 by december.
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Not here..
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I won't be excited about gas being "cheap" unitl its under 2.00 again, if that ever happens. When i got my licence back in 1999, i filled up my first tank of gas for .89. Now, six years later its more than $2.00 more than that! Gas at the most should be 1.79 reg.1.89 super 1.99 premium. Then i wouldnt complain as much :)
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With my 2003 Edge plus extended cab I only get 13 in city and 16 on the highway...I have 30" tires but that shouldnt make a difference...but the 4.10s are a killer but really help out on the get up and go of the truck
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My 3.0 Mazda gets around 18-19 depending and I suppose thats cool not much done K&N filter Magnaflow exhaust
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i get a steady 20 to 21 mpg and it mostly towing a 4000lbs trailer all day. the only engine mod i have so far is the air box mod. but i dont floor it to get going and i keep my maintence up like change oil every 3000, flush tranny every 30,000, change spark plugs every 40,000 to 50,000 along with the fuel filter, and keep an eye on the air filter and when its dirty change it. that along with good driving habits = better gas mileage. i have yet to see what kinda of mileage i will get with out the trailer i guess i might get between 22 to 23 mpg with out it maybe higher than that but i dont know.
I find it hard to grasp how you can get 20-21mpg towing a 4000 lb trailer with a 3.0.My 4.0 auto gets about 16-17 mpg and drops all the way down to 11mpg towing a 4700 lb car trailer.I would think that the 3.0 would struggle much more than a 4.0 towing all of that weight.

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I get between 18.5 and 20mpg just carrying a bed full of tools and supplies around, and thats a reg. cab with a manual transmission! Its either wishful thinking or "new math" if you're getting 21mpg towing a 4000lb trailer!
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Yea with my 3.0 pullin my cattle trailer with my cow and steer in it, the total weight is about 5000pounds floor borded goin 70 i only get 10-12 so there is no way u can get 20 pullin a trailer...what do u get without pullin the trailer??? 35mpg??? I mean c'mon the sticker mpg says the truck is supposed to get 15-21 and u know that is with nothin running but the engine so unless u are pulling an imaginary tralier there is no way...Sorry dude
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I get between 18.5 and 20mpg just carrying a bed full of tools and supplies around, and thats a reg. cab with a manual transmission! Its either wishful thinking or "new math" if you're getting 21mpg towing a 4000lb trailer!
Maybe all of the trips he takes are downhill.That would explain it!
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Maybe...maybe all he has to do is have it in neutral????? LOL HAHAHAHAHA...
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Wouldn't bigger tires hurt your gas a bit since the engine has to put more effort in to turn them?

My truck get 22 city/27 highway

The chances of me getting this mileage with me not driving my truck for 7 months? The likely hood of an obese women trying to fit under a lowered Ranger!
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bigger tires do kill.. like 35's .. much worse than 245's lts say like a 29" tire. but my ranger has always sucked on gas so.. yea
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I had a stock '96 B3000 2wd, and i never got less than 20
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man i dono how some of you get these great gas mileages.... When i drive from my house to Cal Poly (240miles) i get 17-19 for the trip at best... last time i got 16. I have the 3.0 w/ 4.10 gears, and i only go 65-75, only breaking the 75 mark when i am going downhill. At 72ish mph i am at 3000 rpm... is there something messed w/ my truck or what cuz u guys (with the 3.0 and 4.10s seem to be getting much better) oh and yes my tires are inflated perfectly and i have a new airfilter...
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man i dono how some of you get these great gas mileages.... When i drive from my house to Cal Poly (240miles) i get 17-19 for the trip at best... last time i got 16. I have the 3.0 w/ 4.10 gears, and i only go 65-75, only breaking the 75 mark when i am going downhill. At 72ish mph i am at 3000 rpm... is there something messed w/ my truck or what cuz u guys (with the 3.0 and 4.10s seem to be getting much better) oh and yes my tires are inflated perfectly and i have a new airfilter...
Urs sounds just like my truck...Like I said I have no lift and just put on 30inch all terrians...that is it...and going home from college is about 260 miles and going 70-75 the whole way I average about 16-17 at best...and in the city i get more on the lines of 13-15...and I have the 3.0 with 4.10s..it sucks...but i LOVE my truck and gas milage is one thing I can live with...would rather drive my truck than a little car that gets 35+....but no nothin is wrong with your truck...its just that those 4.10s are a killer...just like you me goin 70-75 my RPMs are running from 2800-3000+ that is what kills it...My dad has a 2001 F-350 Crew Cab, Long Bed, 4X4 Off-Road with 32in tires...chip, grill guard and tool box full of tools...and he get 16+ almost everywhere he goes (he has the 7.3l) and his RPMs r only running like 2500 and under goin 75...even when pulling a 30,000 pound trailor it is under 3000 RPMs...so it is just the ranger with the 4.10s that kills us...but the only thing you could do is get a chip and hope it helps out...
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but i LOVE my truck and gas milage is one thing I can live with...would rather drive my truck than a little car that gets 35+
hah couldnt of said it better myself
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