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Old 01-16-2007
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I was wondering if anyone can help me find my pcm code on my 99 ranger 3.0
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I tried it and found it to be absolutely ridiculous.

You can't drive below 2krpm.

W' a 3.0 v6 auto I end up going ~28mph up long hills (in a 50-65mph zone) and go beyond slower than normal accelrating, thus making everyone around you (and personally, myself too!) rather frusterated.

You can't. I don't know how you guys make it a full tank without going above 2k. Below 3k is reasonable, but 2k is a little absurd.

Where do you guys live? What sort of engine and tranny do you have? How far do you go, are there hills, and what sort of traffic is there?
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yeha so i saw this thread awhile ago... i tried it for about 10 minutes.... not my stong suit
seriously its damn hard to do... i could understand if you were on the freeway in traffic
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Old 01-17-2007
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I tried it and found it to be absolutely ridiculous.

You can't drive below 2krpm.

W' a 3.0 v6 auto I end up going ~28mph up long hills (in a 50-65mph zone) and go beyond slower than normal accelrating, thus making everyone around you (and personally, myself too!) rather frusterated.

You can't. I don't know how you guys make it a full tank without going above 2k. Below 3k is reasonable, but 2k is a little absurd.

Where do you guys live? What sort of engine and tranny do you have? How far do you go, are there hills, and what sort of traffic is there?
I was about to make a post exactly like this one. Staying below 3k is all good, but below 2k?! Na bra.
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all my tires are under inflated, i normally keep them at 30-35. they are all low right now..

and keeping it under 2grand!? haha yea right

i normally shift at 3. i have tried keeping it low, but it lasts about a day..
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you cant.....my trcuk wont move until 2.5....haha
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It's been working okay for me, as long as it's on level ground. I've found that going uphill I usually shift around 2500 just to build more momentum.
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Old 01-18-2007
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my truck likes to be beaten. shift at 5k and i get 20 mpg. good enough for me.
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Old 01-18-2007
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so i filled up when i got home sunday night. for that day my average was 18.2 mpg..
holy crap i used to get 18.2 mpg?!?!?!

now i see a consistant 13.4 mpg... lol. and that's not just because of the "winter gas" ...its been the same number since the summertime.

at this rate, i'll be getting 8 mpg in no time!!!
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That 4wd drive is not helpin for one thing..
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just from putting 31 bfg's on my truck, pretty much killed my nice 17mpg down to about 13 more or less. freeway makes a big difference but im mainly in town so i am at 13. I saw this thread, too, and tried it. I go about 10-15 mph starting at a red light if i keep it below 2000 rpms. Probably would irritate a lot of people... lol. im planning on lifting in eventually but the 31s would look too small but upgrading tire size, man that would suck. any general things you guys do to get better mpg? Im sure there's a thread on that somewhere, just havent looked. either way, below 2 will get me a lot of peee o'd people in town :)
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programmer... depending on what your stock tires where your most likely getting better MPG then you think cause your speedo is off you can not properly calculate it. also regearing for larger tires is a smart thing to do you have now taken your 3.0L out of its normal power band...
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Wasnt sure if it's worth it to re-gear with 31s. Can I fix the speedo to match what I am really getting or am I going to have to do some math and try to figure it out myself?
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you can do eather or and for the regearing it depends what you had before
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