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Old 05-24-2009
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increase fuel mileage

has anyone had any luck with any of the chips that are out there? i was thinkin about gettin one for a little more fuel mileage.
or anybody got any better ideas for more mileage?
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Drive more freeway and don't push down hard on the skinny pedal.

A tuner/chip is going to make you want to go faster and drive harder. So up front, it'll defeat it's purpose.
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Getting rid of the 4.0 would be a start.

I just got 18mpg on 200 miles of highway driving. That's not cool. I even have a K&N, Flowmaster, new plugs and wires and a new fuel filter.
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Getting rid of the 4.0 would be a start.

I just got 18mpg on 200 miles of highway driving. That's not cool. I even have a K&N, Flowmaster, new plugs and wires and a new fuel filter.
Man, Im lucky to get 14 around here, and 15 on the road.
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Man, Im lucky to get 14 around here, and 15 on the road.

I was just at a dealer on Saturday looking at an 09 Ranger Sport 4.0 and it was rated at 21/29 mpg. I dont beleieve that for a second.
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I have done more than a "chip".. I write my own tunes.

I'm not sure where I've posted it.. but do a search on my screen name and you'll find out what I've done.


Summary: Leave fuel alone, run 92+ octane, and jack the timing waaaay up. From the "tune" aspect this is as good as it's gonna get.

Also, never underestimate friction and drag. Make sure tire pressure is good, brakes aren't dragging, nothing in the FEAD is wore out, and your not carrying aound stuff you don't need to.

Rich
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The 50 cent mod should do it.
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Getting rid of the 4.0 would be a start.
Hell, my 3.0 only gets 15-17mpg....
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Heres the list of mods to increase fuel milage...

- new muffler bearings
- bumper grease/ oil
- 20 coats of wax
- blinker fluid
- synthetic brake fluid with new pressure guage
- can of compression in #9 cylinder
- a left handed screw driver to change your W Finabular Pin on the right rear

There are more mods just have to think of them.
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Seasonal air in your tires.
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