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I got like 25 max with my 4 banger stock. After the lift and 33's I was getting like 18 with 3.73's and then like 21 with 4.10's.
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I got like 25 max with my 4 banger stock. After the lift and 33's I was getting like 18 with 3.73's and then like 21 with 4.10's.
i got about 25 average when i was stock.
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You guys get shook up too easy lol. I just asked what I can do to improve mileage, not calculate it lol
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There are answers to your questions in there. I think everyone is sick of the "I want better fuel mileage" threads so they all go this way.
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Anyone know the revolution difference between a 245/75-16 to a 265/75-16
here dave. type in the tires sizes and it'll tell you

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

if the link doesn't work, it's 662 for the 245 and 637 for the 265.
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am i totally missing something here? mine is a 3.slow two wheel drive. with 31 and ladder racks on it and i have no problem getting 20-23 combined! granted i drive with he intentions of saving gas. neutral down hills, shift low in the revs, stay in highest gear possible. but am i just lucky to get those mpg figures?
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Anyone know the revolution difference between a 245/75-16 to a 265/75-16
245/75R16 705 rpm

265/75R16 678 rpm

These are for BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

All info is from www.tirerack.com

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You guys get shook up too easy lol. I just asked what I can do to improve mileage, not calculate it lol
You are so right.
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To answer the original question, I'd agree with the earlier comment that the cheapest way to improve mileage would be to make the engine breathe better with a less restrictive intake and exhaust. However, I would guess that if someone did an intake and exhaust for the sole purpose of increasing milage that it would take a long time to pay for itself. I've got a K&N CAI on my 4.0 and I'm hoping to do an exhaust, so I hope I get some increase in mileage as one of many benefits.
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Hi,
Two things I did not see that should be said.
Clean oil of the right grade too heavy and you have more load
on the internals
Good gas. Cheep gas most times will get you a lower MPG
Try this your selves 2 tanks of good gas find the cost per mile
then try the same with cheep gas and I will bet you will find that
your cost per mile will go down and the MPG goes up

I use Castrol SYNTEC
and clean air filter
I get about 17-18 MPGs on E10 gas
I do much better on gas that does not have any ethanol in it
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I'm getting 20mpg now
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If you want good mpg buy a car.
I'm not sure how you managed to enter this thread and post without even reading the title... or do you not understand that there is a difference between someone trying to improve gas mileage vs someone wanting to get "good" gas mileage?

If someone asks ways to increase the horsepower of their Ranger, would you tell them that they should have bought a Ferrari?
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i get between 12-14 city and 18-20 hwy and thats reading off my scanguage
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I get 20mpg on my stock 4.0 4x4 with 4.10s.
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im only getting 15.2 driving like a grandma around town my truck has 410 with 31s and a canopy how can i improve i would like to get to 19 ish with some mods im going to be getting rid of this truck so it should pay off to spend a little money now

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For the best mpg, buy a bicycle.
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I get 20 mpg out of my 90 ranger with a 4.0 eng. not real sure how I did it but when I first got the truck I went through it and tested all sensors that I could find inmformation on, and replaced any sensors that malfunctioning, changed the oil air filter, gas filter, and plugs. had the front end aligned. it was neglected when I got it. but now I get between 20 and 21 mph.
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Are you referring to freeway mpg or city when you say 20-21
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Are you referring to freeway mpg or city when you say 20-21
I'd hazard to say highway. I highly doubt it was city driving especially with the 4.0
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it's a combination of both hwy and city as I use my truck in my home improvement business and it's always loaded with tools. I can never just drive city or just on the freeway.
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I can get 20 mpg out of my stock 2008 FX4 on the highway as long as I stay between 60-65 mph. Once I top 65 mph though, mileage really suffers.
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I get about 17-19 in the city and can't remember any highway numbers since l haven't done any tank to tank fill ups on the highway in a few years. We do most of our driving in town and if we do take long trips we use my wife's 06 Saturn Vue. It gets better milage them my Ranger and its a 250 hp V-6. I know its a truck but it wasn't meant to be a economy ride by any means. My sister has a 2012 Fusion with a four banger in it and she averages 28 to 30 mpg ( c/h) depending on her driving conditions. I think the Ranger can benefit from some add on's to get better mpg's but all claims for gas milage is based on factory models. I was driving next to a 2010 Honda yesterday and it had a led read out for the speedo, we were doing the same mph. I have stock rims with non-oem tires but other then it being a size wider (235/70 R15 B.F. Goodrich Long Trail T/A) all season tires it still should keep me near mpg claim by Ford. Wider tires, taller ride height, and roll bars, wenches and most things we add on to our trucks for everyday life adds weight. More weight means less mpg. I heard some where that adding just 100 pounds to the trucks base weight you will lose 1 mpg, I weight 270 lbs so I'm getting almost 3 mpg's less with just me in it.
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2010 XLT 19 in the city, 22 on the hwy. XLT Super Cab 4.0 with an automatic. Pretty much stock. I guess I'd be getting better if I didn't wegh 290 lbs.
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what gears and and tire size are you? im only getting 15 at best city and im trying to find out why i cant get 17ish thats what im looking for
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I get about 17-19 in the city and can't remember any highway numbers since l haven't done any tank to tank fill ups on the highway in a few years. We do most of our driving in town and if we do take long trips we use my wife's 06 Saturn Vue. It gets better milage them my Ranger and its a 250 hp V-6. I know its a truck but it wasn't meant to be a economy ride by any means. My sister has a 2012 Fusion with a four banger in it and she averages 28 to 30 mpg ( c/h) depending on her driving conditions. I think the Ranger can benefit from some add on's to get better mpg's but all claims for gas milage is based on factory models. I was driving next to a 2010 Honda yesterday and it had a led read out for the speedo, we were doing the same mph. I have stock rims with non-oem tires but other then it being a size wider (235/70 R15 B.F. Goodrich Long Trail T/A) all season tires it still should keep me near mpg claim by Ford. Wider tires, taller ride height, and roll bars, wenches and most things we add on to our trucks for everyday life adds weight. More weight means less mpg. I heard some where that adding just 100 pounds to the trucks base weight you will lose 1 mpg, I weight 270 lbs so I'm getting almost 3 mpg's less with just me in it.
Is your signature accurate? cause with my 2.3l 5sp on 31s with 410ls i was getinng 24 city trying without trying to get good mileage at all before i put the big tires on it i was get 27-29 city or freeway didn't matter i couldn't believe it but i check over 100 times in the 3years i had it and it was very consistent
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