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Best MPG in a looooong time!

Pictures speak for themselves. This is with a auto 3.0, 32s and a 3" body lift.

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I got 19.37 going to the Ohio Cracker Barrel meet. My personal best so far.
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I want whatever kinda gas you're putting in. 177 miles and the tank is still full. lol
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yeah did you go 177 miles on one tank?
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I had just filled the tank up 20 miles ago, I had like 1/2 tank when I left school. I was at 150 miles when I left the gas station.
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That is awesome. Man I really want one. Stop posting pics of those things or you are going to make me get one.
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how many miles do you get to a tank?
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that seems low for a 3.0... its almost like 4.0 mileage for 4x4.. why is the mileage so close??
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when i took my road trip to gastonia to get my new tires i got 22mpg.. it surprised the hell out of me.. 4.0l auto 33s
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Yeah i get around that in a 5spd 4.0L 31's.. hell i cruise control at 90mph and get 19mpg hahah.. but at 75mph i get like 20 - 22 mpg.
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how many miles do you get to a tank?
No clue, probably around 290-300

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that seems low for a 3.0... its almost like 4.0 mileage for 4x4.. why is the mileage so close??
Maybe a stock 4.0 with a manual transmission.
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Yeah but your tires are only an inch bigger than mine.. and i have 1 L more motor.. i was just wondering why yours wouldnt be higher being thats really the only differences i can find.. except i have intake, exhaust and plugs. .thats it.
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Honestly I don't care what mileage you get, I was just excited that I got this hence why I made the thread.
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I didnt mean to put your mpg down simply wanted to know if thats normal for 3.0s i guess..

but i still think thats really good for our trucks to get anyways.
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Yeah I think so, I didn't get much better stock cause of my 4.10s.
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Yeah me either. But the 4.10's are pretty good for an all around gear.. i dont think you would like going to a 3.73.. better mpg but you lose power..

I barely get average 19mpg and thats all city.. but i am going to ca this week all highway so ill let you all know how i average at highway.


but yeah good job.. more mpg = less money on gas.
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No clue, probably around 290-300
yea im averaging around 270 a tank. what other things can that thing do?
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it does mpg, mph, tach, temps for tranny, and throttle position and tons of stuff.. intake temps and yeah.. i read it does like 26 things lol
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Rate
Battery Voltage
Coolant Temperature
Intake Air Temperature
Engine Speed (RPM)
Vehicle speed (MPH and KM/H)
Manifold Pressure
(not available on some vehicles)
Engine Load
Throttle Position
Ignition Timing
Open/Closed Loop

Maximum Speed
Average Speed
Maximum Coolant Temperature
Maximum RPM
Driving Time
Driving Distance
Fuel Used
Trip Fuel Economy
Distance to Empty
Time to Empty
Fuel to Empty
Reads Trouble Codes
Reads conditions that set the Trouble Code
Clears Trouble Codes


Turns off "Check Engine" light
Tells you when vehicle is "Ready" to pass OBDII testing
Make and store up to 10 rewritable special codes
to send to the vehicle computer
It has like 15 different X gauges that you can add as well.
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what gears are you running. thats the set up im thinking of running. I have a 3.0 auto and i cant decide if i should go 32's or 33's. Either way Ill probly have to re gear I have 3.73's.
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never mind i saw your sig lol.
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Yeah I have 4.10s, just go to a junkyard and swap in another 8.8 out of a Ranger with 4.10s. Or you could get a 8.8 out of a Explorer that has disc brakes but you have to do a little welding on it.
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dang i might have to add that to my list now. how does it hook up?
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dang i might have to add that to my list now. how does it hook up?
OBII port under the dash..

I get that mpg city!

good job!
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Yeah I have 4.10s, just go to a junkyard and swap in another 8.8 out of a Ranger with 4.10s. Or you could get a 8.8 out of a Explorer that has disc brakes but you have to do a little welding on it.
Id like to. I have a 7.5 with the l/s. Is there going to be any problems I run into if i go to the 8.8. And do you guys think 4.56's would turn 33's alright. I have a cat back exhaust underdrive pulleys and a tunner.
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