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Old 10-02-2008
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How to get the best mpgs parts, tips

I drive a 2001 ford ranger, v6 4.0 sohc. It is completly stock and i am wondering what i can purchase or what i can do to get better MPGS!!! As of right now im thinking about air intake, and a gibson exhust. Any ideas or comments?
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the 50 cent mod....
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what do you mean? 50 cent mod?
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Changing your driving style will give you the best results
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what do you mean? 50 cent mod?
buy a 'for sale' sign and sell the thing....
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What mileage are you currently getting?
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anywhre from 15-20 depending on how i drive
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Push on the gas pedal only hard enough so you shift under 2k rpms. That always puts me in the upper MPG range, around 18 in the city.
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u get up to 20 mpg?! why u complaining? i cant get more than 16 drivin slow.
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some 25" tall tires some 2.30 gears keeping the RPMS under 2300rpm....

or forsale sign you bought the wrong vehicle for mpg
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search there is so many threads about this just use the search
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Changing your driving style will give you the best results
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dont do any john force takeoffs at traffic lights will help..
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There are these little finned things on eBay that are only a couple of bucks. They go in your air intake hose and apparently the fins cause a small whirlwind which helps propel the air and uses less energy to draw the air in, from my understanding at least. A couple of people have said they've noticed a small increase in mileage, usually 2 or 3 MPG but that certainly adds up over time.

A lot of folks also say that K & N air filters do a great job at helping improve their gas mileage, another 2 or 3 MPG on average from what I've read.

As others have said, usually your driving habits have the most to do with your fuel economy. I never go above 2,000 RPM unless I have to. Also keep your tires inflated to the maximum PSI recommended if you're going to be doing a lot of pavement driving. Don't use your A/C when it's hot, it sucks up a couple extra MPG when you've got it on.

Rumor has it in my town there's a guy claiming to have a 'fuel cell adapter' kit or something like that. It works hand-in-hand with some 'pre-ignition catalytic converter'. The whole setup costs around $5,000, but he swears any vehicle (even a 1/2 ton truck) can get over 100 MPG, he's even got a money back guarantee on it. With gas prices the way they are, there are a lot of gimmicks out on the market claiming to help you get better mileage, so do your research before you buy anything too spendy.
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drop a 2.5 4 cylinder and get a Manuel tranny if i shift like a girl i can get 27 mpg but my normal driving lands me at 18 mpg
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Avoid all of the gimmiks about getting better gas mileage. The best way is without a doubt change your driving style. Short of that make sure your vehicle is properly maintained. Also keep OEM parts such as motorcraft sparkplugs/wires. All that other stuff will wear prematurely and you will never earn the money you spent in increase gas mileage. Keep your tires properly inflated to the reccommended PSI. Not the max, this will wear out your tires faster and all the money you saved on gas, you will loose more by replacing your tires early.

Crank up some tunes and enjoy your drive!
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i pretty much just floor it all the time for the best gas mileage
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4wd or 2wd?

Performance mods are not always good for mpg..
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slow down there you have it the best mod ever.. the feather light foot swap.. its free.99

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There are these little finned things on eBay that are only a couple of bucks. They go in your air intake hose and apparently the fins cause a small whirlwind which helps propel the air and uses less energy to draw the air in, from my understanding at least. A couple of people have said they've noticed a small increase in mileage, usually 2 or 3 MPG but that certainly adds up over time.

A lot of folks also say that K & N air filters do a great job at helping improve their gas mileage, another 2 or 3 MPG on average from what I've read.

As others have said, usually your driving habits have the most to do with your fuel economy. I never go above 2,000 RPM unless I have to. Also keep your tires inflated to the maximum PSI recommended if you're going to be doing a lot of pavement driving. Don't use your A/C when it's hot, it sucks up a couple extra MPG when you've got it on.

Rumor has it in my town there's a guy claiming to have a 'fuel cell adapter' kit or something like that. It works hand-in-hand with some 'pre-ignition catalytic converter'. The whole setup costs around $5,000, but he swears any vehicle (even a 1/2 ton truck) can get over 100 MPG, he's even got a money back guarantee on it. With gas prices the way they are, there are a lot of gimmicks out on the market claiming to help you get better mileage, so do your research before you buy anything too spendy.
Just for the record those little fin things also called Tornados or Cyclones do nothing for our trucks, a couple people have tried them and its a total waste of money. It may work for other applications but no ours.

K&N looks awesome and sounds sweet but guys have seen that intake temperature rises with them. I would go with a Volant or something that has a full heat shield, or even something custom.
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slow down dipsh*t there you have it the best mod ever.. the feather light foot swap.. its free.99
What is your problem? You don't have to talk like that to someone that has a honest question. Total dick move
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What is your problem? You don't have to talk like that to someone that has a honest question. Total dick move
There i took it out =] your right i dont need to be hard on him haha..


Its not his fault we get the same thread everyday =]
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The best way to save gas is to walk. O.O What Americans walk!!! No way. I ride my bicycle to work. I tell everyone I get 100 miles to a gallon of milk. I fill up one every 3 weeks.
I know here it comes, "I can't walk/bicycle to work because _________ ( fill blank with any of 100 reasons that others use).
Back in the '70s I drove a van to work and had 13 riders. Dang we were saving gas when it was a buck something a gallon.
Today people would rather spend a $100 on useless add ons then do things that will actually work.

Do a search BEFORE you post a thread would be a real good thing to do.
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