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Fuel Economy.. Stats (PICS)

There are a ton of threads about mpg and what people get and some people dont buy what people are getting for fuel economy so here is some proof i have mustered up last night:

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317 - miles




Right above E

Fuel light still not on.


Filled up and it took 15 gallons.



So 317/15 = 21.3 mpg
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Oh and its a 4.0L 4WD with 4.10's
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I have put in 16.5 gallons before but didn't calculate MPG. My fuel light didn't come on either. I have the same truck and I get about 21 MPG too.
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Yeah alot of people though say that us getting 320+ to a tank isnt possible.. or just doesnt happen.

Where i got 317 to 15 gallons is great and mine was cruise controlled at 77mph the whole time.. which i would say that is great gas for our truck.

I am just backing up our fuel econ claims.
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Nice! My scanguage says that I can get 320 to a tank, I just never let it get that low.
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Nice.. Yeah i need to get a scangauge.. right now i use.. well the NOKIA 6555 CALCULATOR model hahah..

But i was inpressed that at 77 mph i get 21mpg. I wonder what i would get at like 65mph.. or even 55mph.. haha.
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Yeah I ride at 68 now lol, that gives me the best. Anything over 70 its dropping out of gear all the time.
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I do too much in town driving to calculate a true mpg. But on a general week I believe I get about 18mpg.
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what have you done to the motor? I/E
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what have you done to the motor? I/E
On my 4.0.. is just K&N drop in and magnaflow single out exhaust..


Plugs are done but IDK if they help..
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Yeah I ride at 68 now lol, that gives me the best. Anything over 70 its dropping out of gear all the time.
What do you mean dropping out of gear?
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so do you have the 20 gallon tank?
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What do you mean dropping out of gear?
Dropping out of overdrive for more power lol
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so do you have the 20 gallon tank?
I think its 19 or 19.5 but yeah i do. light comes on at 16 or 17 gallons gone.

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Dropping out of overdrive for more power lol
Ohh i forgot.. AUTO.. duhh.. haha.

What do you run at rpm wise at 68mph?
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I'll have to look next time, its between 2000 and 2500 though. Probably about 2300
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Thats not to bad.. cause at 77 - 78 im at like.. 2900
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I think its 19 or 19.5 but yeah i do. light comes on at 16 or 17 gallons gone.



Ohh i forgot.. AUTO.. duhh.. haha.

What do you run at rpm wise at 68mph?
I'm to chicken **** to let it go that low lol
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I'm to chicken **** to let it go that low lol
I ran mine to like 15.4 g is what the fill up which wasnt bad.. Light was close though.. I have had light come on and only put 14 gallons in..
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Well if you were driving around in 4lo with a messed up 4wd detector. rofl
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HAHAH.. nooo nooo its been fixed so its not messed up anymore yay..

yeah that would be funny.. but i never use 4low.
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You could have easily put a few gallons in to get more mileage...surprised no-one called BS yet. I get around 320 miles to "E" on the "gage" (Ford's spelling)
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on my 33s, best ive gotten is 315 to the tank. i forget the gallons. my foot had alot to do with it.

i just sucks around here though becasue on the highway, you have to run 75-80 or you get honked at, swerved at, and given the finger. people are *******s around here. i like to poke around i dont give a **** how long it takes me to get somewhere.

i want a scangauge
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You could have easily put a few gallons in to get more mileage...surprised no-one called BS yet. I get around 320 miles to "E" on the "gage" (Ford's spelling)
I posted these before..





I do have a re-geared tranny and a 3.31:1 rear axle ratio. I have hit the nirvana of 400miles to a tank on a roadtrip to Syracuse NY then to Erie PA. Sure, It was all highway miles, but it still made it.
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I posted these before..





I do have a re-geared tranny and a 3.31:1 rear axle ratio. I have hit the nirvana of 400miles to a tank on a roadtrip to Syracuse NY then to Erie PA. Sure, It was all highway miles, but it still made it.
wow i stand amazed by this.. but i know you have alot into your truck..


oh and what do those gauges look like lit up eh??
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i've gone from 19mpg when i got it down to 14.5 right now with 33's 4.10's and 5spd auto. i just filled up yesterday. and here is where my truck is at. and my driveway is up hill so my gauge reads fuller than it actually is.
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and yes its an 03 with that many miles
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