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miles per tank

how many miles per tank should i be getting?
i have a 99 v6 4.0 with 31x10.5x15's on it.

what do you guys get per tank?
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Ive been getting like 230 per tank which is like 14 miles per gallon
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^^how u get that bad...

I have a 16 gal tank..
I get a constant 18 mixed driving w/32's
I usually fill up at 220 or so...once a week
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on city driving im only gettin about 12 or 13 havent done much freeway being i just got the truck recently
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^^how u get that bad...
Alot of in town driving under 35mph and on the highway towing between 3000-4500lbs.
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i have an 01 on 31's and i constantly get 200 miles per tank but i dont know what size tank i think its like 16 gallons.....i get like 50 miles per quarter tank and its usually all town driving
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i get around 300 and thats with alot of 45 mph and up driving and i still have stock 28" tires i am courious to see what it goes to after a body lift and 33"s here soon. Also idk what you guys do but when i bought the truck i didnt change the fuel filter till my normal three oil changes and when i changed it it gave me another mile on the gallon
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Alot of in town driving under 35mph and on the highway towing between 3000-4500lbs.
thatll do it then...you hard worker you
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Shane tells me I have a 19gal tank, but the needle hits "e" at like 15.9 something... So I fill up when it hits "e" usually...

I have a 4.0 with auto trans... 4.10 gears and 35's..

I get AT MOST... 240mi to the tank... I usually get around 180 or so... Hows that for mileage? lol
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i have an 01 on 31's and i constantly get 200 miles per tank but i dont know what size tank i think its like 16 gallons.....i get like 50 miles per quarter tank and its usually all town driving
Your extended cab, you have a 19 gal tank....Measuring by quarters dont work beleive me....All you do is set the trip and run a FULL tank down, fill up and divied the trip reading by the gallons filled up
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I get around 260-280 a tank mostly highway. I have 4.10's and 31's.
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highway driving, ill set cruise control at 75mph and the low fuel light will come on around 350... or whatever 18-19mpg comes out to
thats with 4.56 gears, 4.0L, automatic, 33/10.50 tires...19gallon tank.

city/highway mix ill get 16-18mpg
offroad i probally get 8, because im always pushin the skinny pedal haha

who says 4.56s give ya ****ty gas mileage HA.
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I have the 4.0 and a manual and 4.88s and am getting about 260 to a tank and that is not taking it to easy. mixed driving as well
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I was reading somewhere for my energy class...

I think it's from 65-70mph... you use 6% more fuel goin from 65-70... Or maybe it's 60-65... Still that's crazy lol
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Dang some of you guys get bad mileage

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Quote - "I think it's 65-70"
-Trent

I"m not talking about your girls rates... lol
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I"m not talking about your girls rates... lol
What are you talking about?
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You can't fake quote me when I didn't even say it, thats sure believable!
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You edited it! It's quite obvious you said that! haha
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haha..

yeah you really lose efficiency after 60mph. I've been setting cruise control to 65 MPH on the highway (used to do 70 MPH with a lot of passing-pedal to the metal passing!) and saw a pretty good difference in mileage. I would get around 100 miles to a quarter tank, now I can get atleast 120.. 240 miles to half a tank isnt bad, and thats with a 14.5 gal tank! I admit I feel like a granpa driving on the highway, but it's worth it in my book. I get to sit back and laugh at all of the idiots driving 80+MPH in their gas guzzling tahoes and rams!
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Im getting about 240 a tank on a 19 gallon tank.

The gas light comes on and my scangauge still says i have 45-60 miles left. so by that im getting almost 300 to a tank.

Remind u this truck hasnt had its 1st oil change yet, and is a auto 4.10
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The last 3 tanks I got 22(driving easy)
16(ebrake cable was stuck)
and 18.5 (I towed another ranger home 60mi with an emty dolley and 60 miles loaded)
I usually fill up at 250-260 miles a tank. 4.0 5r55e 3:73's 31's
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i get around 275 miles per tank with 31's and around town driving (35-55 mph) i stay below 2000 rpm's
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I get aroud 14 mpg with 95% city driving. The auto tranny shifts at too high an rpm IMO.

Edit: Thats taking it easy with 3.73 gears and 235 tires.
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I can get 320 miles out of my 04 with 33s if its on the gas light and I take it easy. I also do not have a programmer
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