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all 01-06 2.3L drivers post your avg mileage

Well due to all the driving I do and with the way gas is going up i'm considering trading to a 4banger ranger later this year. Gas is starting to hurt the wallet and once it's over 3.00 it'll get harder to afford it. So post up your avg mileage for me.

**for those wondering I already tried searching with no good results**
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22-24 if I can keep my foot out of it.
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20-22 Mines on auto so my mileage is terrible for a 4 banger.
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city? If so, damn, thats pretty good..
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honestly i dont think it would be worth the trade, if youre going to trade for gas mileage, get a car. i would just stick with your truck, throw an efan on it, and lay off the pedal
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haha, i dont know what good gas mileage is on my 2.3
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Mike , I don't have a 2.3. But I think it would take a very long while to save back the money that you would lose trading so new a truck. I am certain that an e-fan, pulley or pulleys {full set} and 10% bigger tires [remember that the 10% won't show on your odometer] will net you better milage. I don't have a tuner but everyone who has one reports better milage. All this will net better milage and I think it would be cheaper than the couple of thousand dollar beating you would probably take trading. Not to mention the work you've already put into the truck. Good luck bob
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I get 25 to 31 mpg, I have a light foot and it helps that Im also
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I have a 2004 2.3 engine with the flareside bed, regular cab and I consistently get 28 to 30 mpg
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WTF what how HOW??
im getting only 18!!! and thats when i keep it under 2k rpm!!! all city though but still DAMNNNNNN,, btw the engine is awesome, able to tow my friends car with a chain from my bumper to his car for about 8 blocks before it ripped out his radiator support,, prolly not the best place to try to tow it with but not a scrach on my truck,,
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I used to get like 20-23 with out the tires and crap now i get 16-19 depending on how i drive it. personally after owning 1 4cyl ranger and 1 4.0L...i would never i mean never go back to a 4cyl agian ever....



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im getting only 18!!! and thats when i keep it under 2k rpm!!! all city though but still DAMNNNNNN,, btw the engine is awesome, able to tow my friends car with a chain from my bumper to his car for about 8 blocks before it ripped out his radiator support,, prolly not the best place to try to tow it with but not a scrach on my truck,,
for starters ditch the unique rocks, thats alot of unsprung weight right there, go get some stock 15" allum wheels,
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Just an update NOT trading in a on 4banger ranger I ordered my programmer
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much smarter move...
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haha Mike, don't worry. I'm getting 17-18mpg with essentially the same truck as you but with the 4.0L. If I can manage that with a 4-0 I'm sure you can do it with your 3.0. My old 3.0 Ranger was getting 25 mpg on a good day.
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haha Mike, don't worry. I'm getting 17-18mpg with essentially the same truck as you but with the 4.0L. If I can manage that with a 4-0 I'm sure you can do it with your 3.0. My old 3.0 Ranger was getting 25 mpg on a good day.

im getting 15.8
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