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Old 03-03-2007
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I get horrible mileage. However I drove like a bat out of hell and I have 4:10 gears and alot of performance mods lol
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the nitrous probably doesn't help with your fuel milage either does it Terry!
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I drive a 06 Ford Ranger 4.0 with 17 gallon tank and i get 300 miles right on the button during the summer and that equals to 17.6 mpg, and during the winter i get 270 to a tank and that is 15.8 mpg and i drive easy, never go over 2.5 rpms.
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I have a 4.0 and slightly wider than stock tires (but same diameter)
I've managed to get as high as 23mpg on a long trip (about 600 miles, only stopped for gas once). It was during the summer and I had the cruise set at 75mph and wasn't running the A/C as it wasn't that hot out.
Most of the time with daily driving I average about 18 - 20 mpg depending on how hard I drive.
I have no performance mods done, the only thing I can think of that may be helping get good mileage is that I change my air filter twice a year and I run some fuel injector cleaner in a tank of gas every few months.

Also, 2wd trucks get better gas mileage than 4wd trucks...
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Checked my just a few days ago actually. Got right around 275 before the light came on, thats doing both city and highway, mostly highway. So that works out to be like 15-16 right around there.
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I get about 250 miles before I have to refill and I dont sissy my truck but I dont beat on it either. I push enough to make the shift points about 3 grand and I mostly keep my foot out of it. I think I only get about 14-15MPG but never figured it out.
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I just filled up with the explorer and I got a little over 300 miles on 15 Gallons, for about 20 MPG. Thats a 4.0 OHV auto with 4.10 gears.

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I drive a 06 Ford Ranger 4.0 with 17 gallon tank and i get 300 miles right on the button during the summer and that equals to 17.6 mpg, and during the winter i get 270 to a tank and that is 15.8 mpg and i drive easy, never go over 2.5 rpms.
Actually your tank is 19.5 gallons..... Just an FYI.......
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Just filled up again. Got 18.0 this tank.

Guys.. just how much better milage have you seen from getting a tune? If I could get this up to 20mpg I could go a full 5 days in between fill ups. And that would be a nice change of pace. Not to mention saving me money in the long term.

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i have seen about a 2.25 mpg increase from the X2 and the Screamin Demon
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People that use cruise control are getting worse gas mileage than those that don't.
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People that use cruise control are getting worse gas mileage than those that don't.
Thats not true, I am getting very good mileage and use it all the time.....
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People that use cruise control are getting worse gas mileage than those that don't.
It's not accurate to make blanket statements. However a good driver will antisipate hills / slopes or even down shifts to a degree where the cc never can.

Fuel consumption is all about load. Lugging and engine in 5th gear at 60% load will use more fuel than going down to 4th and running 30% load up the grade.

So.. given a good driver.. this is a true statement. I'd suppose the typical 4x4 ranger driver only see's green and red pedals.

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when i use cruise i get about .25 mpg better than not using it at all......
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i get abuot a flat 16mpg with the 32s.
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13.432 gallons and 162 miles.........lame

my 93 had 173 miles and is a sliver under half a tank...and thats not being pedal easy either...
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Mines still getting better using 93 shell. It has been warming up a little too.. which has to be a factor to *some* measure. Temps have been in the 20s-30s lately during the times I drive.

I did'nt take that road trip yet but will on the 24th. I did fill up sat @ 349.8 miles and 18.776 gallons. That's 18.63mpg on my 4x4 w/4.10s! Interestingly I have been a little harder on it this week than I usually am. I had a good 5-6 WOT 0-60 blasts during the week.

I'm really itching to get a tune and get this thing up over 20mpg for daily driving. I just don't have the money right now.

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i wish i had cruise control!!

I have an 02 ranger with 22's with 305/40/22 tires with demon coil pack and dual exhaust and a drop in K&N filter, and a Jet SuperChip. I recently drove from the nashville, TN area to Lawton, Oklahoma...I got around 19 and some change but when im at home I get 16.5-17MPG but I drive it like a truck.
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Just filled up again. Got 18.0 this tank.

If I could get this up to 20mpg I could go a full 5 days in between fill ups. And that would be a nice change of pace. Not to mention saving me money in the long term.

Rich
I would love to go 5 days, i fill up like every 3 days if im lucky. But I do drive almose 100 miles to and from work every day. I've never figured out my mileage but i know that it sucks.
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I would love to go 5 days, i fill up like every 3 days if im lucky. But I do drive almose 100 miles to and from work every day. I've never figured out my mileage but i know that it sucks.
Has it gone down any with the new wheels?
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Has it gone down any with the new wheels?
It has gone down some, but not a whole lot. I always look at my gas millage like this. It's better than my stepdads, and drives farther than i do every day. BTW he drives a GMC 2500 HD W/ 20's and 33's. He gets like 7-9 mpg.
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My $.02

I just took a long trip recently. I went from Millington Tn (Memphis) to Henderson Nc (north of Raleigh/ Durham actually almost Virginia on I85.

Filled up the day before and drove to and from work 60-70 miles and then ran all over the place taking care of the goodies and stuff before I left. I drove I-40 to I-81. Then 81 comes together with I-77 and I took 77 towards Charlotte. Then I took I-52 towards Winston-Salem where I caught 40 again. Then when 40 came together with I-85 I took 85 north to Henderson.

During this trip I went from about 275 feet above sea level in Memphis and got as high as about 1700 feet in Tennessee and then saw almost 3000 in Virginia on I-77 or in North Carolina I cant remember which.

Additionally my speed was not Sunday Driver like. The fastest I have mead this trip was about 13 and half-hours in a 2.3 ranger that was very heavily effected by the terrain. I made this trip in 11 and a half hours very seldom running less than 10 MPH more than the speed limit. According to the GPS I had an average speed of 55mph including the stops for gas and relieving bodily fluids (3 stops)

The truck has the following, K&N stock replacement panel filter, Silencer removed, and a Gibson extreme duel exhaust. The rest of the truck is stock or at least close. 4.0 Extended cab, short bed, 2 wheel drive, 3.55L rear gear, 235-75/16 tires, filled to 35PSI cold, Edge Package with what I am told is the Factory 2 blocks in the rear with the 2 torsion bar lift in the front. Oh it has a 5 speed trans.

I drove more than 400 miles on the 1st tank. (Millington to Just south of Bristol Tn) I got about 425 miles on just over 17 gallons for a MPG of about (423/17.4) for just over 24 MPG (to be exact a 24.285714285714285714285174MPG). She second tank I got 460 miles on just over 19 gallons. 19.3 to be exact filled clear to the top of the filler neck in a truck that is billed as having a 19.5 gallon tank (per the 2004 Ranger Post 2002 format Owners Guide page 227) for just over 23 MPG (to be exact a 23.5897435897435897435MPG). All this with the air conditioner on!

I never would have gotten that in my supposed more economic 2.3. To be completely honest I believe I would have gotten more than 30 mpg in the 4.0 on the same route that I got 30 iin the 2.3L.

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P.S. I did that on Cruse Control
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I would love to go 5 days, i fill up like every 3 days if im lucky..
I drive right at about 380 a week. So.. just a little more and I could go 5 days. I'll do it.. just need some more fine tuning and a milage type of tune.

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