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Icon14 WORST 4.0 mileage

Always see these threads "I get crappy mileage out of my 4.0", and it gave me an idea.

2 tanks of fuel ago, during a nasty snowstorm, I decided it would be appropriate to go climb the steepest hill I can climb around here. So I fill up on relatively cheap fuel and hit the slopes. Getting to the end of that trail, and during the ensuing playing that night and the next day; I used 3/4 of a tank of fuel in only 174km.

Roughly 8.5mpg over almost 50liters of fuel. Take that al!
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I bet you I can do better than that. I'll go outside and start my truck and let it idle until it dies. 0.0 MPG! Beat that!

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Personal best is 7mpg in the snow.
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I average about 12.9/tank with just 33's. Glad I'm not the only one getting terrible mileage haha.
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I got 13.5 2 tanks ago, worst ever lol
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Worse I ever got was 15.2mpg. I was giving my truck hell that entire tank lol. That was before 32's. With them the worst I have gotten is 16.4.

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i was getting bad gas milage as well then i got the jet programer and set my tires and it picked up big time even with 22 inch rims im getting 20 to 18 miles to a gallon and to a tank i see 330 miles on one tank of gas

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i got 12.8 my last tank driving normally. i need to figure out why. haha
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Got 13mpg a few weeks ago. It was after a huge snowstorm, and i was in stopped traffic for a while because cars were getting stuck in intersecions and stuff. But because I was in 4x4 and the tires were spinning a lot i dont know how accurate it was.
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With my 302 i got 18.6 on the way to the dunes. On the dunes, I got 5.4 mpg! Can you say Hammer Down?
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When your low fuel light comes on how much is left in the tank?
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I get around 13-14 mpg.
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This thread seems to be going the way of what you normally get. Most of us get between 12 and 16 city and 16 - 18 highway with winter fuel. Thats a given.

The topic is, whats the worst you have done to a tank of fuel. ie using the truck not as a commuting vehicle.

I guess i will elaborate on my 7mpg. 6 plus inches of snow pulling random people out and just plane old driving around.
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I get less than 9mpg with my Swampers @ about 13psi. =]
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My worst is 14.
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wow i once got 265kms to a tank...... but you have out done me.

Best ever is 595kms...all highway
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i got like 17 with my 4 banger and i get 22 with my 4.0 in my FJ
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Got 314 miles off one tank, all city driving, but babied it the WHOLE week. Never above 2800 or so rpm's. Usual is 300mpg @ 16 gallons, which is a 18.75mpg avg.
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My worst is probably 10 or 11
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mine was 8 MPG doing 77 MPH against super strong winds for 2 1/2 hours.
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When your low fuel light comes on how much is left in the tank?

Ive personally driven for 60 miles with that light on. Tank was bone dry when I got to the gas station.
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In snow, hammer down going around 70 for 60 miles, then some f-ing off in the snow I got it down to 14mpg, I'm sure it was worse, I was doing a lot of spinning making the speedo count more.
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I average 11.8 MPG, and that is driving nice and easy. my worst was 7.6 mpg in nice weather
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man, I thought I had it bad with 15 mpg when I hear about these trucks being close to 20 but damn 7. That SUCKS!!
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