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Jr underdog stated:

If you go hydrogen make sure you put the sticker on it that states a 1 mile radius needs to be evacuated if it catches on fire.
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This may be true for systems that store Hydrogen gas, But the system I was showing here is hydrogen on demand made through electrolosis. There is NO massive amount of Hydrogen stored. It is used as it is made. if you design and follow through with mecanical and electrical safety devices there is little chance of explosions like on stored systems. The HHO (called hydroxy gas ) is put directly into the intake and is consumed immediately.

OK rant off .
DO you homework and you will be safe.

By the way mine has a sticker :
Hydrogen Booster- 30% better MPG

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how far and often do you drive? limit your store trips to once a week. Can you walk or ride a bike to some places? if gas is really really hurting you maybe you shouldn't drive or buy a nice bike. Limit your other spendings in order to pay for gas. Reduce weight of your truck....are YOU over weight? 50 pounds or more? that has to hurt your mileage.
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Thanks again for the info !

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hey do you guys know how much MPG a 2000 Ford Ranger 4x4 sport 3.0L is able to get?
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My '99 4x4 XLT 3.0 got about 17-22 (city-freeway)
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ima try the water conversion myself. sounds like an easy way to save money and it would be kool to say i run my truck on water.
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if you want better gas milage dont drive a truck. i cant stand how people complain about the gas. why would you spend money trying to save money? dont make since to me.
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A tuner will run you $400. An UD crank pulley is $75.
You might also want to get the OD alternator pulley to retain factory charging characteristics. That's $35.
(Some guys say you don't need it, others say you do. Up to you, but cheap insurance to my way of thinking.)
You'll need a new fan belt, $32. Or you could just go for the 4 Piece Pulley Combo Kit.
That includes the UD crank, water pump and alternator pulleys, plus the fan belt. That's $195.
So you're looking at $500 plus, depending on which pulley set up you go with.
That should get you into the low 20 mpg range.

Other options. When you need new tires go to bigger tires (easier than changing gears and cheeper) to drop your RPM's.
If you don't use your truck to off road, don't go to crazy here. Probably 29" or 30" will do.
That should drop you about 300-500 rpm in high gear. If you decide to go this route,
decide on the tire size you want to use and give that size to whoever you get your tuner from
so when you get the new tires your speedometer will be accurate.
You could also go with an electrical fan. About $100 new, plus or minus about $25 depending on what you get.
Or you could try the junk yards. Not sure what will fit your truck, but I've heard some guys going that route have paid as little as $20 or so.

ALL those "tricks" might get you to 25 mpg or so with a 3.0 automatic. A bit more with a stick. (maybe)
So your investment will be somewhere in the $500 and up range. Depending on what you end up doing.
Depending on what gas prices do and how much you drive, it might take you a year or more to recover your investment.
You'll have to figure out that part on your own.

All this assumes you actually want to keep your truck.
As suggested by others here, you might want to consider trading your truck for a small station wagon or SUV
with a known track record for getting the kind of MPG you're looking for. That will fill your work requirements.
You'll have to do the research for that yourself also.
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ima try the water conversion myself. sounds like an easy way to save money and it would be kool to say i run my truck on water.
David, if these things actually worked, don't you think the auto manufactures would be using them
to improve their corp average fuel ratings? Instead of spending MILLIONS on R & D.
I remember a few years back there was a gadget you could add to your intake system that supposedly
"swirled" the air/fuel mixture as it entered the intake system and gave some ridiculous increase in MPG.
It was tested by Consumer Reports and debunked.
There's an old saying that goes "If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is."
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Ok I have finished the smack's booster and installed it in my truck (05 Edge, 3.0 Auto, 4.10's) . After experimenting with NaOH concentration to get amps down as it got hot, I did a test run, I got 22 MPG with booster and 19.3 without booster (60 mile loop).

I haven't installed my O2 sensor circuit yet , as i haven't gotten my parts from supplier yet.
The booster being new takes some time to break in, so right now my gas production is only 1.2 liters per minute (pretty good for a green smack cell) . When running the booster My O2 sensors are telling the CPU that I am REALLY lean and telling the injectors to dump more fuel. This should be corrected when I get the O2 board done and installed.
So far it's better than I expected MPG wise.
One thing I noticed is that the engine is quieter, and the exhaust smells like a steam iron instead of unburnt gas. (cleaner running engine) And NO i am not injecting steam into the engine, The levels are the same after the run as at the beginning.
I will post more as project evolves.
OH , so far I have gotten a 13.9% increase in MPG. Good start if ya ask me.
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if you want better gas milage dont drive a truck. i cant stand how people complain about the gas. why would you spend money trying to save money? dont make since to me.
I bought the truck brand new and drive them until the wheels fall off. The investment now over the life of the truck will pay for itself many times over. That makes a lot of sense to me. If you buy planning of selling in a couple years then no that doesn't make sense. I sold my last truck after 12 years and I bought that one new.
Understand?
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