Post the best mpg you've ever got in your 4.0 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech General discussion of 4.0L OHV and SOHC V6 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-24-2013
boyd_835's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: lake tapps, wa
Posts: 523
Post the best mpg you've ever got in your 4.0

Im looking to see the city/highway i wanna find what 31s with 410 and a manual get with a tuner im looking to get a mileage tune when i get one with this exact setup i do mostly city just curious post up your MPG !!! with your setup from gearing to mods !!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-24-2013
01_ranger_4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 3,585
The best I ever got ever was 22 MPG all highway, two tanks of gas. That was on 33x10.5 tires, 4.56 gears and tuned. Speedo calibrated.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-24-2013
06RangerXLT's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Halton Hills, Ont
Posts: 1,685
i get 18 mpg from day to day, but my best is 24mpg on a summer trip.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-25-2013
IN2 FX4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Posts: 854
The best I ever got was just over 20 mpg on a 4,000 mile trip that I took last November. I did not get it every fillup but did get it several times. That was driving about 72 mph with 31" Michelin LTX MS tires. My typical mileage at around 75 mph is 18 mpg.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-26-2013
boyd_835's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: lake tapps, wa
Posts: 523
I drove it and only got 14.2 with a cold air intake and airaid spacer and 33s with 410 gears all freeway 65mpg why did I get so much worse
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-26-2013
drppdyllwrngr's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: wilmington, nc
Posts: 2,096
on my 95, 5 speed manual, 3.27 gears, 275/40/17s, i've gotten 24 mpg with all interstate driving. was getting around 330 miles to approx 13-14 gallons
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-27-2013
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
My best tank ever was 23mpg driving like a little old lady with nothing in the bed, no tailgate and no spare tire. 4.0sohc 4.10 gears 31" BFG ATs with 45psi. I'm thinking I could get better with normal street tires.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-27-2013
boyd_835's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: lake tapps, wa
Posts: 523
Wow I wish I could get that haha I really wanna get 17+ with all town driving
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-31-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Dodgeville, Wi
Posts: 10
20.5 and that was about 85-90% highway, so I think I could do even better.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-31-2013
Jelly's Ford's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: KnoxVegas, TN
Posts: 874
Lately been getting 16.5-17 on a full tank (mixed city/highway). This is with 285's, 4.10s, and tuned. I hardly ever go over 65 on the interstate as well.

However, the best I ever got was from TN to NC cruising 65-70 and got 18.6 when I filled up in NC.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-01-2013
boyd_835's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: lake tapps, wa
Posts: 523
Hey im looking for for fred at rouges active email i have his site and facebook and ive emailed him but havent got a response does anyone have the email he actually uses i think for some reason the one im finding isnt working and does anyone know where is he located im obviously in washington and im looking to get a tune just trying to find the best way to go about getting a custom tune
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-02-2013
FordTough2007's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Auburn,ME/Selinsgrove,PA
Posts: 1,062
bout 21 on the highway, 3.73's 32's, tuned, exhaust, and intake. two passengers and a bed cover. running between 65-75 the whole time. on a 500 mile trip from home to school. in town i get 15 no matter what. unless its winter. then i get 12
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-02-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Taylor, Michigan
Posts: 96
On my 2008 FX4 with auto trans and 4:10 rear I can get 20 mpg on the highway if I stay between 60-65 But when cruising at over 65 mpg really falls quickly.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-04-2013
pro93's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: windsor ontario canada
Posts: 51
just went threw my first tank about 19 mpg city driving
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-04-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pasco, WA
Posts: 96
before the tuner you're looking at about 15.8 city if you drive like a maniac /19.5 highway with a whole lot of cruise control. What good is a tuner though on a ranger with a manual transmission? I'm not familiar with what you can and cannot change on our trucks... but most of the guys on here just play around with shift points and try and keep a light(er) foot.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-04-2013
JCS30TH's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bradenton, Fl
Posts: 140
21
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-06-2013
boyd_835's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: lake tapps, wa
Posts: 523
Quote:
Originally Posted by pro93 View Post
just went threw my first tank about 19 mpg city driving
what is your setup?? your don't have a signature so i was wondering what your running
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-06-2013
boyd_835's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: lake tapps, wa
Posts: 523
Quote:
Originally Posted by blue View Post
before the tuner you're looking at about 15.8 city if you drive like a maniac /19.5 highway with a whole lot of cruise control. What good is a tuner though on a ranger with a manual transmission? I'm not familiar with what you can and cannot change on our trucks... but most of the guys on here just play around with shift points and try and keep a light(er) foot.
Im not sure ive just been told fred at rogue can make a good tune and help with mileage i asume they can change air to fuel and timing according the mods like exhaust and intake but im not sure im trying like a grandma and getting around 15.2 city and it sucks other people are saying 19 and i wanna get that lol
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-06-2013
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy User… ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,769
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01_ranger_4x4 View Post
The best I ever got ever was 22 MPG all highway, two tanks of gas. That was on 33x10.5 tires, 4.56 gears and tuned. Speedo calibrated.
You notice here that the 4.56 gears with the 33” tires bring the trucks driving rpm range to where it should be in an OEM setup.

Quote:
Originally Posted by boyd_835 View Post
I drove it and only got 14.2 with a cold air intake and airaid spacer and 33s with 410 gears all freeway 65mpg why did I get so much worse
33” tires with 4.10 gears are making the truck really work for its power.
If I drive at 60 i’m not too bad but at 65 I can almost watch the gas gauge go down.

Quote:
Originally Posted by boyd_835 View Post
Im not sure ive just been told fred at rogue can make a good tune and help with mileage i asume they can change air to fuel and timing according the mods like exhaust and intake but im not sure im trying like a grandma and getting around 15.2 city and it sucks other people are saying 19 and i wanna get that lol
Truth be told I would bet the actual milage on a Ranger with 4.10s and 33” tires is a lot lower than what people are saying.

Tuning is good but your truck is trying to pull 33” on 4.10 gears, it will be working harder than a truck with 4.56 gears and 33”.
I will be going to 4.56 if my other plans fall through.

Add an air intake system and tune the he!! out of the chip and still get bad milage, then you need to get it together and get it all done, re-gear both diffs, add in some headers and open up the exhaust pipe.
And as I stated in another thread along this lines see about free wheeling the front hubs.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-06-2013
boyd_835's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: lake tapps, wa
Posts: 523
Yeah I do understand that now I'm running 31s but still only getting like 14 or 15 around town I'm just looking for 17+ city
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-14-2013
boyd_835's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: lake tapps, wa
Posts: 523
i cant get better than 14-15 all city anything i can check to find whats holding me back i known it can do better with my setup like 16-17 im driving like a Asian grandma
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-14-2013
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
too busy with life to waste time checking mileage in lifted truck

Attached Thumbnails
Post the best mpg you've ever got in your 4.0-33392946.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-14-2013
patkelly1336's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Elm Grove, Wisconsin
Posts: 209
19.6 MPG Highway - Brand new highway tires, 400 lbs of salt in the bed, one passenger
2008 Ranger XLT
4.0L SOHC V6
5 Speed Auto with Overdrive
4x4

I figure the salt added up and made the mileage go down because I usually average around 15 MPG in the city so my highway should be better
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-15-2013
Rodsranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 32
I'm getting 23 and better with 3.55's + 5 spd stick.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-16-2013
boyd_835's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: lake tapps, wa
Posts: 523
what changes were made after 01 to the 4.0l ? the newer ranger seem to get better mileage like 07+ or so is there something little they changed or tweeked
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best MPG we ever got optikal illushun General Ford Ranger Discussion 30 08-20-2008 07:55 PM
Cover your eyes, best dome light ever! - Who wants it? Jp7 General Technical & Electrical 3 01-17-2008 07:46 PM
98 3.0 MPG Log (shows how mods affected MPG) Marcaronio 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 23 05-11-2007 09:11 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:44 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.