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Miles per Gallon...

Alright I just drove to Pennsylvania from Michigan over the four day weekend. I was on the freeway for 99% of the trip and got a whole 16.76 MPG there and 16.71 MPG back. The sick thing is on the fillup right before I left I got 17.27 MPG and it was mostly city driving. Granted the average speed was about 75-80 MPH with the cruise control on almost the entire trip but is it just me or does that seem a bit low for highway mileage? I've got a 4.0L, automatic trans and 4.10 gears and rolling on 31's.
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That sounds about right for the average speed you were running. I didnt get good mileage at all when above 75 mph.
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yea once you go above 55-60 it starts to go down again... 60 is the ideal speed i think for time effecncy, wind resistance and rpms
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Ya especiallly since you have the 4:10 rear end im sure it was tachin over 3 so you definately werent savin gas, and hey i dont even get 17!
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sounds about right, last time i checked my mpg it was like 10.4.... needless to say i stopped checking it for now.
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i am still getting horrable i went to te Patriots game yesterday vs the dolphins and i drove about 135mi total and i went threw 3/4 of a tank and was going between 80-90mph only because i was getting passed by old gramas and i got mad, i thisk that pritty bad but id love to have ur mialage :) wana swap trucks!!
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you know whats sad lol...i just drove my buddy's super duty deisel down to tenn from mich we cruised most time time at 80-90mph was the normal. with jumping up to 100mph sometimes for about 10 mile stretches. we got an adverage of 17mpg.... man i love it...and thats running on 35" tall tires LOL...
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I got about 14.7 last time I checked mine.
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if i stick to 60mph i get 310 miles per tank(16 gallons to fill up +4 in the tank) so im getting around 20mpg with a full truck rack ,loaded down with tools with a 4.0L engine....................im doing something right!
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What year is yours?^^
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I get a constant 17, unless I drive like a maniac or go offroading. Doesn't matter if I'm doing stop-n-go city driving or highway miles, it's all the same to my truck. Of course that's all about to change after i'm lifted.. D'oh!
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2001,with 112,000 on the clock
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^Got ya.
Done some driving haven't ya?
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Oh, OK. I figured driving at about 80 was going to kill the mileage but I didin't think it would be that bad. Oh well, I guess I am pushing a brick through the air. As for the guy who said he got about 20 mpg, well I got 310.2 miles when I filled up, of course I put 18.561 gallons in mine
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im only getting 17 in my 3.0 and i dont drive very fast, ususually like 50 on around town cuz i hit OD at like 55 then let it drop, and i havent been on the highway atall latly because i hate drving with my snow tires....
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ha.

i have never gotten 15mpg in my truck, since it was stock.

19.5 gallon tank, right?

stock, the best i got was 270 miles to the tank. that's almost 14mpg.

now, with my roofrack, grille guard, toolbox, 32's, 15x8's, etc...

i get 200 miles out of a tank, on the highway. adjust the 9.5% or whatever, for my tires being off. 219 miles.

219/19.5 - 11

let's assume i only let my tank get down to 18 gallons gone. 12

just around town, it's not any better. prolly a couple less...

def. not fuel efficient.
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I believe I am going to be looking at gallons per mile in my truck
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ha.

i have never gotten 15mpg in my truck, since it was stock.

19.5 gallon tank, right?

stock, the best i got was 270 miles to the tank. that's almost 14mpg.

now, with my roofrack, grille guard, toolbox, 32's, 15x8's, etc...

i get 200 miles out of a tank, on the highway. adjust the 9.5% or whatever, for my tires being off. 219 miles.

219/19.5 - 11

let's assume i only let my tank get down to 18 gallons gone. 12

just around town, it's not any better. prolly a couple less...

def. not fuel efficient.
i am guessing you never regeared at all. 4.10's would be a smart idear
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I average between 16-18mpg. This depends on how faster I drive. 33x12.50s, 3.0L, auto, 4.10gears.
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sounds about right, last time i checked my mpg it was like 10.4.... needless to say i stopped checking it for now.
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in the nice snow and everything here with 4 wheel on most the time i get about 10-11. After 70 on the highway my gas mileage takes a dive. If I keep it under 70 I usually get over 18. My brother claims he got 22.5 going 45 the entire time to our land (just when it goes into O/D).
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i went from tally to ft. lauderdale with my friends mattress strapped to my bed Tuesday, and got 20 MPG going between 80 - 85MPH with the 87 mileage program on. Coming back, i averaged 24 MPG between 85 - 90MPH following a caravan back to Jacksonville and then back into town...

round trip was about 1200 miles so i did pretty good with the mileage program on
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The last time I checked my mileage on a long trip... I was getting 16-18 MPG at 75 mph with 265s and 4.10s. Recently installed the Underdrive pulley, but have not been able to check what this has done for the MPG.

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you may want to add that tonno cover soon. I put mine on this summer and I can't tell you how much it changed the way my truck perfoms. You notice right away going up hills into a stiff wind that there is no more drag.
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I'm getting 16.5 with auto, 31s, 4.10, and tonneau.
18 on roadtrips. I get slightly better mpg when I buy gas outside of los angeles SCAQMD zones.
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