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Help me with some "simple math" (to do with Rangers sortof)

Okay, I want to go on a 2,640 mile trip. Tell me if this sounds right on calculating how much gas will cost me.

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Info: 2640 mile trip.
14.375 mpg on 35 inch tires
Gas 3.40 a gallon (its actually a bit lower than that)
2640 miles.
230/16 = 14.375 mpg.x 20 =
287 miles to the tank.

BUT, I have missized tires so I figure that.

Stock tire ratio to 35s
29/35 = .83. That means for every mile I go, my speedo thinks im going .83 miles. So, 346 miles per tank should be my true mileage.

2640/346 = 7.1 full tanks of gas.

141 gallons x 3.40/gal = $480.

Does that logic seem good to you? I realize I am going to bend logic towards me getting better mileage to make me feel better, but also the last leg of the trip is by ferry ride. So that cuts some of the total distance down.
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seems about right... AAA has a calculator for this but i just tried to use it and it says its unavalible
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sounds good to me but i am no math matacian
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sounds good to me but i am no math matacian
Or speller?
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I am a 1/5 matacian on my mother's side and I think it sounds good! You ditching MN to go back to the Arctic Circle?

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math sound good, but one problem, prices vary so much, , its impossible to calculate, you may have one figure, prices rise , and now your figure is way off, dang gas companies anyways, leave us poor folk alone and put the prices back down
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math sound good, but one problem, prices vary so much, , its impossible to calculate, you may have one figure, prices rise , and now your figure is way off, dang gas companies anyways, leave us poor folk alone and put the prices back down


Prices Vary like he said....thats the only other factor in your calculations other then that it sounds good
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I am a 1/5 matacian on my mother's side and I think it sounds good! You ditching MN to go back to the Arctic Circle?

~HJ

Yah wanna go home to work in Juneau for the summer. This place is too sticky hotttttt and I'm having a really hard time finding a fitting construction job for my program.

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dont mean to high jack this thread, but if my truck originally had 27" tires, and now it has 26" tires, and I get 350 miles per tank, how many miles have I actually went? I used an online calculator a while back, and it came out to be I think about 5 miles less per 100 miles on the odometer.......is that right? And if my original rear end gear ratio is 3.73, with the 26" tires, its about 3.91 now?
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dont mean to high jack this thread, but if my truck originally had 27" tires, and now it has 26" tires, and I get 350 miles per tank, how many miles have I actually went? I used an online calculator a while back, and it came out to be I think about 5 miles less per 100 miles on the odometer.......is that right? And if my original rear end gear ratio is 3.73, with the 26" tires, its about 3.91 now?
I think that'd be a negligable different. Rear end gear ratios are a ratio of ring teeth to pinion teeth(correct me if im wrong) and have nothing to do with tire size. And 25/26 would be 100/104, so if it says you went 100 miles u went 96. But to be honest, it prolly doesnt matter really.
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I think that'd be a negligable different. Rear end gear ratios are a ratio of ring teeth to pinion teeth(correct me if im wrong) and have nothing to do with tire size. And 25/26 would be 100/104, so if it says you went 100 miles u went 96. But to be honest, it prolly doesnt matter really.
but the engine rpms will change according to tire size, and how fast or slow the truck can accelerate.
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cant you buy a programmer that resets the speedo and odo. to correct for tire sizes? sounds like the thing to do to me
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i know on the manuals for gen 3 you have to change the speedo gear. which ill be doing soon.
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plan on $600 for gasoline. this way, your not cut short
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2 things i need to know Andy and i can give you exact information with the gas prices and fuel milage you said you got in the 1st post:

- current address
- address going to

i can calculate it in Microsoft Streets and Trips.....it will give me the best route and how much to expect for gas.......

if you want you can just give me the start/stop city and state...
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My names Aaron :-D
I didn't update this because I figured the thread would die but,

Basically we figured with higher canadian gas prices and I can't get booked on a ferry trip to my town( the very last leg of the trip is by boat) I won't be able to pull it off.

Thanks tho,

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