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Old 11-19-2006
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if you want more milage w/o a mod try using the torando fuel saver( compacts the air in the inlet hose ... kinda like a tornado hence the name lol)
umm and lucas fuel injector cleaner ive been using the cleanerfor 4 tanks and had the tornado for .. idk half a year just tested it and got 19 with a heavy right foot
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yeah my first tank of gas i got 22.8 mpg and that was a mix hwy/street. Now i am about to have to get gas on my second tank and i am looking to get about 18.9 mpg but i will tell you in a couple days i guess.
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I average 18-20. Not a lot of city driving. I live 8 miles from the nearest town.
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i'll be happy if i can get my stock 02 edge over 15... does the camper shell hurt it that much?
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Old 11-21-2006
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im gettin about 17mpg, thats with 33s and spindles
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Old 11-27-2006
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im averaging about 18-21 city/hwy. im happy with it haha, ill jus have to get some more power once i get my mid travel kit on b/c with 4" wider control arms and the 'glass fenders ill expect to see some resistance haha.
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My first fillup on my OHV ranger I was getting 20.5 MPG with city and highway driving.
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I think 18-20 is pretty normal for 2wd with auto transmission. Any thing under that is probably a lot of city driving or a heavy foot. Be sure you keep your tires aired up. I keep mine at 32psi.
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Old 11-27-2006
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ya my tires are all ****.. there has to be something wrong with them b/c they loose pressure every other week and i only got 2400miles on the truck... but then again these are the 15dollar tires from the factory or w/e haha
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Old 11-28-2006
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I have a stock '97 Supercab I just bought with 95k on it 4.0l OHV and an auto tranny...we just took it on a 2500mi round trip to Seattle and I was jazzed that with the back loaded up and driving an avg of 70-75mph we got 20.8mpg.

This is my third Ranger (4th if ya count the 87 B2000 I had) and they have all been great. But I was expecting much lower mileage then we got, more like 16-18mpg.

All I know is the oomph this motor has makes me wonder what took me so long to buy one! Even if it is almost 10yrs old, the thing drives like new...

I might try one of those Tornado thingy's though...do they work or is it just, well, good marketing?
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Old 11-28-2006
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I get 14-15 city driving (95% of my driving), 18.5 Interstate (very rarly do), and 11-12mpg towing my 19 foot Sea-Ray < No complaints here, she is working and still above 10 so I am happy
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Old 11-29-2006
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tornado things are a gimmick... they claim to spin the air to get better fuel mixture... but placing it in the intake tube.. it still has to pass the throttle body(blade will 'distrurb' the spinning air) and then thru the manifold and then into the combustion chamber where the injector sprays in and mixes.... and with placing the tornado in the intake tube, its adding an obstruction to the intake path. and ive heard of the blades breaking off...
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Old 11-29-2006
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I'm lucky to get 17-19 on just everyday driving and can barely get just over 20 even on the highway. Getting 22.5 would be great and I have a 2wd. Cold weather makes it worse and since I only have a 4.5 mile drive to work everyday, it gets about 16 in the winter if I only drive to and from work, no highway driving.
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