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Old 02-09-2013
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Mods I've done that have improved fuel economy:

Underdrive pulley
E-Fan
Synthetic Fluids
Lower ride height

Average 19-20 hwy on E-85 and 23-24hwy on E10 gasoline driving fairly aggressively.
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I forgot to add since its winter driving time for me I added my 300 lbs of sand the first week of December. Yes my signature is accurate, 2.3 with the 5 speed automatic. We did get around 28-30 mpgs on the highway when we took it to Atlanta Motor Speedway the first year we got it. My wife wasn't happy with our luggage being outside under the tonneau cover when we stopped and not to much room in the cab for the long ride. I switch to E3 spark plugs and went with a K&N air filter for a few years till I read on two different web site that the oil from the filter can find its way to the MAF sensor. I went back to paper filters and noticed my MAF stayed cleaner longer. I drive to and from work with the truck, we do most all other driving in her car. I liked it for the fact l could take the cover off in a few minutes and haul just about anything home from Menard's or Home Depot. We bought it new in September 06 and I never had a single problem with it. Other then the upgrades I did to the tires and shocks to get rid that stiff ride, (another thing she didn't like about the new truck) the new grill and painted upper fascia the truck is almost the way it looked when we bought. I know we have plenty more years left with it and the price of a full size truck make me want to keep it longer and now that gas is hitting $4:00 dollars again...its still worth keeping...
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Old 02-21-2013
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2002 edge here with 235/75R15 tires 3.73 gearing 3.0L and a 5spd 2wd. Mostly hwy driving I can average 20mpg. And that's with a motor with a misfire. Last tank though with the cold snap we got I fell off to 16mpg...
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Old 02-23-2013
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All of my Rangers have averaged around 25 MPG put together. Stock everything, of course, and almost never loaded down. Plus, I've got a bit of a feather foot and always make sure I'm in the highest gear. It really does wonders for MPG when you just slow down and make a little extra effort.
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