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Old 07-05-2006
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getting better gas mileage

Just curious what kind of gas mileage people are seeing with there 3.0's anybody use any fuel cleaner any bull like that? seen good results? Im seeing about city 15/highway 22
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I average around 18-19 city/22.5-23 MPG highway on my 3.slow. I'm adding an efan as soon as it arrives in the mail. I haven't added underdrive pulleys or a tuner due to cost. I'm thinking some new sparkplugs and wires would help a bit too. Seafoam is the best cleaner for the cost. It might not give you any MPG back, but it will smooth out the ride.

Changing your air intake and exhaust can help with the MPG department as well. If I ever could/would swap out my cap for a tonneau, I'm sure that would help too in terms of MPG as well.
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i get around 18ish or so for the most part, and thats stock engine, one i get my cai and efan installed well see what kinda milage i get...
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where can I get a chip from? I've looked and didn't find any
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I get like 17 now...33's 3.73's with efan, and pullies

Pretty ok, for how I drive most the time
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where can I get a chip from? I've looked and didn't find any
bamachip @ Jusnesmodified.com

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Old 07-09-2006
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saw some water pump, crank, ect.. pullys for sale
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Old 07-13-2006
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Anybody used those pulleys? can't remember now where I found them..
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i get about 20 city ans 24 highway but i drive like a granny
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I've gotten about 20-21 the entire life of my vehicle. No change between when it was new, and now -- 210,000 miles later.
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i get like 11-13 city and 15-17 on the highway not very good looking at what you guys get feel lucky
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i get like 18-19 city and i dont know highway cause i havent been out that far. but thats with tuner, exhaust, and 33's
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i get ****y miles with my new nittos
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driving conservatively, about half city half highway i got 18.5

4.56 gears, 33 inch tires and the 4.0 sohc
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half city and highway i just averaged 20.1 mpg out of the car the last tank. stock as a rock, 22K miles and yeah, i drive like an old lady too.
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The only mod I have is a DIY ram air setup. I have a 03 xlt, reg cab, manual, 3.73ls, 235-75-15 tires, with 48k miles. Before the ram air I got an avg of 22.5 mpg half city/half highway. After mod I gained 1 mpg. Just seafoamed last month. Gained another 1 mpg for avg of 24.5 mpg. I use a/c seldom and don't horse it at all.
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I am beating many of you.. and I've got the 4.0L!
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I get 23 mpg, about 60% highway/40% city with my 3.0.
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I get bout 14-15...I know its sweet.
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Hi folks. Gas mileage isn't one of my trucks high points either. When bought new in '03 I drove it easy the first few tank fulls, averaged 21.6 MPG (cdn gallons) combined city/highway. Since then I have averaged around 14-15 mpg. I do however admit to being a bit heavy footed while highway driving.
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Im getting between 20-22 miles with my jba headers and underdog-performance.com pulleys and dual exhaust, I really want to get the programer and see how that helps me out.
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i get about 15-16 city and prolly ~18 highway. i drive about 20 miles one way everyday though so that could be considered highway. but i still get bout 16
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all i get is about 210-20 miles a tank which sucks but my truck is old i will be upgrading soon!
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i got 260 the other day but i was in E big time. put close to 16 gallons in.
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Does anybody here use Chevron with Techron?
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