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last tank for me was 263 miles on 17 gallons. 15.4 mpg, not too shabby since I'm running 35s.


when in stock form i could get around 330 pushing it before i had to fill up, that was with the tuner only, no other mods.

I did get 21mpg once, but just once.
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I just checked mine (on 93 Performance tune): 24 MPG.

This is a combination of city and highway (am average of 35 miles total a day [round trip to and from work]).

Not driving for mileage either.
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^thats what i like to hear haha
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That was with my new wider 265/70/16 Yokohama Geolandar HT/S tires.
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Just for those so curious on my postings of my mileage. I just updated my mileage form. The last entry is my last fill-up. Right now my truck is having reconstructive surgery from an accident mod dating back to 11/30.

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I just checked mine (on 93 Performance tune): 24 MPG.

This is a combination of city and highway (am average of 35 miles total a day [round trip to and from work]).

Not driving for mileage either.
Your kiddin.. When you get another 2-3 fill ups please report back. I'm even more interested now. If your seeing this consistantly I may get one here pretty soon.

btw: I inflated my tires to 35psi and am now getting just a hair over 19mpg for the last two tanks. (50/50 driving, AC on a little, 93 V-Power shell gas)

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here lately running my 35's at 28 psi in the rear and 35 psi in the front, with the 93 torque tune, i have been getting 15.6mpg in the city.........

can't wait to get my UDP installed....if it wasn't raining today, it would be in tonight...
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Your kiddin.. When you get another 2-3 fill ups please report back. I'm even more interested now. If your seeing this consistantly I may get one here pretty soon.

btw: I inflated my tires to 35psi and am now getting just a hair over 19mpg for the last two tanks. (50/50 driving, AC on a little, 93 V-Power shell gas)

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I averaged 21 when it was stock and have averaged between 21-24 since being modified. Maybe I have a freak, but I am happy with it. I have not checked only city mileage, but since my daily commute is a combination, then I think checking just city vs. highway is moot for me.

I usually run BP gasonline when I get my best mileage. I run 36psi in my tires.

4.10 gears, 4x4 ECSB, 4.0 with the 5 speed auto.
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Oh, I disabled my air-conditioning compressor (took out the fuse) over the winter and picked up an average of 1mpg. I had to use defrost a lot and found it to be more effective with out the AC pump helping (contrary to popular belief huh?) and like the smoothness of the pump not switching on and off.
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I averaged 21 when it was stock and have averaged between 21-24 since being modified. Maybe I have a freak, but I am happy with it. I have not checked only city mileage, but since my daily commute is a combination, then I think checking just city vs. highway is moot for me.

I usually run BP gasonline when I get my best mileage. I run 36psi in my tires.

4.10 gears, 4x4 ECSB, 4.0 with the 5 speed auto.
Yeah.. well.. my Lightning is quicker than yours. Take that!

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Oh, I disabled my air-conditioning compressor (took out the fuse) over the winter and picked up an average of 1mpg. I had to use defrost a lot and found it to be more effective with out the AC pump helping (contrary to popular belief huh?) and like the smoothness of the pump not switching on and off.
why not just put a SPST switch on the purple wire behind the HVAC panel and mount it somewere accessible that is what i did with mine.....that way i dont have to worry about a fuse...

BTW: i will run over you both
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why not just put a SPST switch on the purple wire behind the HVAC panel and mount it somewere accessible that is what i did with mine.....that way i dont have to worry about a fuse...

BTW: i will run over you both
I was lazy...
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Yeah.. well.. my Lightning is quicker than yours. Take that!

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LOL. Maybe... What are the mods on that thing anyway? God, I love my Lightning. Wish I could spend money on it and still spend on the Mustang. I so want to build the short-block with ported heads and one of the newer KBs or a 3.3 Whipple...
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LOL. Maybe... What are the mods on that thing anyway?
800hp at the crank on a 200 shot of direct port nitrous. Livernois did my bores, mains, and crank. Fox lake did the heads.. and everything else I've done (am doing) completely on my own.

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My Ranger? 400? ....I wish.....my K-1500 does,it should,has a 35 gallon tank
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800hp at the crank on a 200 shot of direct port nitrous. Livernois did my bores, mains, and crank. Fox lake did the heads.. and everything else I've done (am doing) completely on my own.

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Sweet. Is that with the stock blower?
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i doubt its with a stock blower...possible with a ported eaton and definatly with a KB.

just filled up tonight and got 277 MPT (i dont really count that anyway, since it could vary on how much u fill up the filler neck). required 16.6-- gallons and the gas light was on and the needle was just a hair above E. so what gives, i thought we had a 19.5 gallon tank?!

oh and we got 16.8 mpg with 50/50 city/highway...not to mention i have to pull a one helluva hill going to and from class (drive 20 miles around trip per day). cruise was set at 65 going to our apartment (60ish miles) and 75 coming home (60ish miles). i kept it under 70 for the majority of my driving as well.

and the i need to change the oil/filter, air filter, fuel filter and clean the MAF...
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Sweet. Is that with the stock blower?
Apten / Steig ported "stage 2" spun with a 4lb lower. The rest is supplied by this: NITROUS KIT I DESIGNED
(You can see my truck smoking the tires at the end of the CAD video)

Just filled up again. Last three tanks have been 19.1mpg and driving has been normal.
I'm sure it'll bust a 20mpg but I think it's going to take a road trip or maybe hotter weather. I've not really driven this thing in temps above 60s so I'm not sure what it'll do with the A/C cranked.

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u like the ported blower? i been reading up on gen 2 Ls and those steig ported blowers seem to be the best ported offerings.
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u like the ported blower? i been reading up on gen 2 Ls and those steig ported blowers seem to be the best ported offerings.
Oh yes indeed. I dropped 3/10ths and gained 2.5mph from it alone. Doesn't matter what weather either. Best (off nitrous) on my stock motor was a 12.40 @109.44mph w/a 4lb lower and ported blower. Best before that was a 12.72 @106-107

Adding a 100 shot upstream of the blower dropped me to a 11.70 @115 with the same combo.

Oh and my IAT2s dropped from the 145-150 area to 130-135F (at the top of 3rd gear going through the traps) A 6lb lower pushes 145-155F with the same port and mods as mine has.


My motor is now out and I'm rebuilding it with all top quality parts & machining. Balanced perfectly too. It's gonna be a hand full here in a few months.

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you are rebuilding an '06 engine? wow that is a little extreme! wish i had that kind of funds!

what kind of milage increases did you see after you installed the UDP?
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i believe he is refering to his L.

i so wanna get an 04-05 Gen 2 L in dark shadow gray...mMmMm...
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Yes the lightning is what I was talking about. I took the motor out of my 02 and have reworked the stock parts. Only parts that are new really are pistons, rods, studs, bearings, ect...

Gen 2s were made from 99-04 only. And you really ought to lean toward a 01 - 04 year if you can.

Ranger:
I did the UDP and a e-fan at pretty much the same time and yes I did see a milage improvement. The UDP making the most noticable difference. Last three tanks of 50/50 driving (65miles a day) have been 19.1mpg on my 06 FX4 w/auto & 4.10s.

btw: I wanna see some info on that 66 Fairlane!

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66 Fairlane info...nuttin much to say LOL. ill PM u about it.

just filled up, 17.3 mpg. ran 292 miles with 16.9 gallons. same driving as before, average speed id say is around 60. not to shabby, i can definatly say 18 isnt outta the question...im gunna try some small tricks and see if i can squeeze 20 mpg outta it.
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My 92 2.3L 2wd and orig 100300 miles gets 19 city and 21 highway... very consistent... I'd prefer the v6's some of have that get the same mileage.
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