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Gas Mileage sucks

Yes i know i have big tires but i have 4.10's tosupplement it.....the specs are 4.0l sohc 4.10 gears and 34" tires..right now on the trip meter i have 114 miles on 1/4 a tank.......is there something wrong or is this normal?

i usually get around 160-170 when the low-fuel light comes on

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oh my... that's horrible.. how have you been driving it?
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oh my... that's horrible.. how have you been driving it?
its city driving stop and go taking off a little fast at times but shouldnt be thast bad

i only drive my truck on weekends to cruise around and to goto summit racing every now and again....
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maybe a relly good tune-up and check your tire pressure. i lose 3-4mpg just in tire pressure
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maybe a relly good tune-up and check your tire pressure. i lose 3-4mpg just in tire pressure
forgot to mention

4 thousand miles ago it got
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for my tires i dont know what would be a good pressure so i dont lose mpg
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double platinum plugs aint gonna help.....they actually are not the stock ones......

also it is winter and the gas is different......also city driving....that is another factor...
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double platinum plugs aint gonna help.....they actually are not the stock ones......

also it is winter and the gas is different......also city driving....that is another factor...
winter where??? haha its been in the 70's since friday....well not today its been raining all day but it did get up to 66 though


whats my plugs hurting? i got the plugs free so i used them........i want better mileage with out spending a fortune........iam getting a e-fan soon also so i know that will help
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there is a different mixture of gas during a few months in the winter...
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they might be using winter blend gas at the pumps- lol beat me too it maurice
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they might be using winter blend gas at the pumps- lol beat me too it maurice
but my truck still sucks so any other suggestions?
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ummm.. what was your mileage like before this 'dramatic' drop?
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if it was winter gas i think he would have noticed before now... i highly doubt theyd start the first day of march...

could just be a bad batch of gas, ive had tanks where ive gotten litereally 10mpg after getting 18 the tank before without really changing much in my driving habits...
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change your driving habbits? all city driving will get lower milage anyways....and if you were hard on the skinny pedal....
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did you change brand of gas? Have the temps been fluctuating in your area lately? many factors..
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did you leave your truck running for 12 hours w/o going anywhere? lol sorry...

maybe you hit the trip meter by accident and just never noticed?...you put in sprot trac gauges right? maybe its malfunctioning....
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^yeah, sticky gas gauge needle, it happens.
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did you leave your truck running for 12 hours w/o going anywhere? lol sorry...

maybe you hit the trip meter by accident and just never noticed?...you put in sprot trac gauges right? maybe its malfunctioning....

Maybe i need to do a accurite reading because my speedo is off because of the bigger [email protected] 55 on the gauge iam really going 61..then like yall said that is city driving also so maybe thats a factor.......maybe i need to do more accurite readings first
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^ its only going to be like 10 extra miles... mine are 5% bigger from 27 to 30s and thats nothing per tank of gas...
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hmm..i thought i was bad..gettin 10-11 MPG..same thing you got but 33s..
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hmm..i thought i was bad..gettin 10-11 MPG..same thing you got but 33s..
that sounds about right my buddy figured a rough estimate of 12mpg which isnt good but isnt horrible i guess.....i hope a e-fan will help and maybe some other things.
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that sounds about right my buddy figured a rough estimate of 12mpg which isnt good but isnt horrible i guess.....i hope a e-fan will help and maybe some other things.
114 at a quarter tank is 7.5mpg.... even on your good tanks with a 3gal reserve after the fuel light your only getting 9...


unless for some reason you have a 16 gal tank...
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114 at a quarter tank is 7.5mpg.... even on your good tanks with a 3gal reserve after the fuel light your only getting 9...


unless for some reason you have a 16 gal tank...
i have the 19 gallon tank............i typically get a average of 150-170 a tank
and the most ihave ever filled up is 13-14 gallons...
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dammn i pretty much got double that when i had my ranger, something's up.. did you gap your plugs to the right spot?
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dammn i pretty much got double that when i had my ranger, something's up.. did you gap your plugs to the right spot?
did i what?

even before plugs i still had ****ty mileage
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based on that response, you didnt gap your plugs did you
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