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Old 04-12-2007
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Well from my experience my current truck get worse gas mileage then my old 97 did. My 97 with all the bells and whisles added to it still got my 320+ to a tank and it was a 5spd standard with 31x10.5/15 bfg's. Now my truck only gets 300 max and your coasting into the gas station with 265/70/16's and a crappy 5spd auto. Weird that both trucks have 4.0l v6's in them. My current truck also has 100,000k less mileage too. The most interesting thing is that my standard was easier on gas then this auto because this auto takes to damn long to shift. I loose all momentium going up hills cause my truck decides at 1250rpms hey lets shift now. My old ranger I always shifted at 2000rpms. So my experience is that standards will always get better mileage then auto's period.
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i always take off the OverDrive going up long hills. keeps the Rs about 2600-2800, which seems to be the sweet spot for our Ranger.
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... it was a 5spd standard with 31x10.5/15 bfg's. Now my truck only gets 300 max and your coasting into the gas station with 265/70/16's and a crappy 5spd auto.
A automatic tranny consumes more torque to operate than does a manual. You pay for that luxury up front in price of vehicle and also in gas milage. And... if they ever have to be rebuilt you'll pay more there too.

Now.. the modern auto tranny has a lockup torque convertor. So **once your cruising at a steady speed** you'll see nearly the same milage. But all that stop and go driving mixed with changing speeds just simply uses more torque than does a manual tranny.

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^^^ I agree, my standard gets great mileage even in stop and go all city traffic. This weekend we are heading up north for a long weekend and I am interested to see what my lighter and lower rolling resistance tires do for mileage. They have helped in the city.
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shoot last full tank i put in (from Indy to home last saturday and running around this week till tonight when i will fill up) i have so far 170 miles on 1/2 tank.......that is pretty slick considering what is done to my truck....and at 1/2 tank, that is about 10.25 gallons....so right about 16.5 mpg....
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Just my experiance with rangers, stick or auto both at least in a 4x4 model they get the same mileage. I got 17 with the Blue 01 auto and 17 with the grey 04 manual.

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Just my experiance with rangers, stick or auto both at least in a 4x4 model they get the same mileage. I got 17 with the Blue 01 auto and 17 with the grey 04 manual.

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I would say BFG all terrains and 4.10 gears, wouldn't help the manual any....
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my milage sucks, standard size tires, auto... about 250-275 per tank... oh well
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I would say BFG all terrains and 4.10 gears, wouldn't help the manual any....
My 01 Had 4.10 gears and BFG's on it after the Firestone recall.

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Same boat, err truck here! I drive almost 60/40 Highway/City and get about 15.5-16 MPG in the winter. I've seen a substantial increase with the warmer temps we had a few weeks ago, got about 17.8 on one tank. Lifetime average is probably 17 even with 52k on the clock.

I really love the BFG's but I'm due for new ones this summer/fall and am seriously considering the Goodyear Silent Armor A/T...looks like it's rolling resistance is a lot less with more parallel-to-the-road tread(direction of travel treads as opposed to the zig-zag perpendicual treads of the BFG A/T) it seems like that would help...dunno tho!
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well i steped up to the 31x10.50x15 BFG A/T's on my 3.0L with a 4.10 LS in the rear end, and i still get only about 250 miles on a tank before the check gage light comes on. This is in the city staying below 3,000 rpms' most of the time.....but on the hwy i can pull off almost 22 mpg going 75-80 the whole time....does this sound right???? got a 19.5 gal. tank
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Attention, new ranger record (6 cylinder) Yesterday on the way home from my families cottage in northern michigan, I went 234 miles on 8.2 gallons of gas. that equals out to 28.53 mpg. I had a 40 mph tail wind most of the way home but my average speed was around 65 mph. I think this is amazing, never in my life have I had a vehicle get such good gas mileage...... Just want to share.....
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no way dude. im lucky to get 234 miles to nearly a tank. more power to you if you did though.
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the extreme tail wind helped....less rpm to travel the same speed!
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the extreme tail wind helped....less rpm to travel the same speed!
You are correct sir! I just thought I would post it since it was so outrageous! I was in total shock and had to do the numbers again just to make sure my eyes weren't playing tricks on me!
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You are correct sir! I just thought I would post it since it was so outrageous! I was in total shock and had to do the numbers again just to make sure my eyes weren't playing tricks on me!
did you do it on multiple calculators and do it on pencil and paper? then i don't believe your information, because you didn't go through the scientific process. your information is misleading since you didn't go into detail on how you came up with those #'s.......
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did you do it on multiple calculators and do it on pencil and paper? then i don't believe your information, because you didn't go through the scientific process. your information is misleading since you didn't go into detail on how you came up with those #'s.......
Ha ha ha, wtf? LOL..... miles traveled / gallons filled.....
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reading all of this makes me feel a little better 'bout my 2000 Xcab 4x4, 4.0 (pushrod), automatic, everything stockola, 66k miles. When I got the thing last summer, it was averaging 15-16 in town, 18-20 highway (foot off the gas with a tailwind). A weekend trip to Detroit from near Cinci to get a coke machine gave me a peak of 22mpg. 7k miles and a set of spark plugs & wires later, its averaging around 12-14 in town & slightly better on the highway. My wife drives more conservative than me (I'm not a lead foot and donn't race, but I'm heavier on the pedal than she is). We both drive 60% in town. It peaked about 17mpg average with a trip 50 miles up the highway and back, but averages about 14 -15 otherwise. I just tok it into the shop for a rough idle and they didn't find anything abnormal (guy didn't even notice the roughness, which I can't believe... damn thing was twitching like not quite dead road kill.) They did find the lower ball joints were worn and replaced them. I don't expect that to radically effect gas mileage, but it should help a bit, given that the thing was more or less plowing into the road cuz the tires were pointing at each other and wouldn't hold the alignment. So an alignment and a couple cans of seafoam and a few tanks later we'll see what happens. BTW, it has new plugs, filters & wires.
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I am still averaging 21mpg. I could get that 24mpg again if I tried though.
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right now, mine's sitting on a half tank @ 143 miles. It drops of sharp after it hits half way though...
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I got 243 miles to a tank last night from Fort Lauderdale and back. My gas mileage has sucked since it's had about 15k on it.
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I don't understand how the mileage varies sooooo much on these trucks. I mean hell, how can the EPA get a fuel reading on them if everyone is different...
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My truck sucks for gas, Im lucky to get 250 miles on a full tank, and around here its all flat land. n my driving habits arent bad either.
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My truck sucks for gas, Im lucky to get 250 miles on a full tank, and around here its all flat land. n my driving habits arent bad either.
2wd or 4? We have the same truck, so that is f*cked up right there....
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I am still averaging 21mpg. I could get that 24mpg again if I tried though.
You suck. The absolute best I've ever gotten (since only nov of 06) has been 19.2 And I drive easy too! Good thing though.. the last 5 tank fulls have been right at 19 flat. Hopefully a tune will get me into the 21-22 range.

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