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Old 09-24-2006
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for those interested about fuel milage....

I went to Indianapolis Thursday (about a 120 mile drive for me) to the jamboree and got 16.9 mpg with 4.56's and 35's running about 80 mph.......on the way home today, I got the exact same milage running about 85 mph.............this was all highway driving......

i have filled up 2 times before this with the new gears and around town i am getting constantly 15.4 mpg........

just thought i would share....
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That's not to bad for 4.56's and 35's!
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when i had the 4.10s and 35s it was the same mpg all the time.

now with 4.56s and 35s it fluctuates on me depending on my driving ive seen anywhere from 13-18mpg.

those are pretty good numbers you got. but most importantly how did you figure them with your Speedometer and odometer not being corrected?
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my speedo and odo are correct now........i have been clocked by a couple friends that are county cops and a couple that are state.......i set my cruise on a the local interstate late last saturday at about 75 and they clocked me at 75........i also had my sister-in-law pull up next to me on the way home tonight in her '05 Jetta and tell me what her speed was....my cruise was set on 80 and when she set her cruise on 80 we stayed together .......that gives me a pretty good idea that it is really close to correct.....
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@ 55 mine is 6miles off...lol so when iam showing 55 iam really going 61..lol
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for some reason my truck likes highway miles when i speed, lol...

on the way up to (200 miles) Penn State this weekend on friday night, i got about 15mpg doing about 65-75mph.

when i drove home this afternoon, i was constantly on the limiter bouncing off at about 91mph... not only did i make great time, but my milage was about 16.8.... i have no idea why though... i thought our trucks ran best around 60 to 65 mph?
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for some reason my truck likes highway miles when i speed, lol...

on the way up to (200 miles) Penn State this weekend on friday night, i got about 15mpg doing about 65-75mph.

when i drove home this afternoon, i was constantly on the limiter bouncing off at about 91mph... not only did i make great time, but my milage was about 16.8.... i have no idea why though... i thought our trucks ran best around 60 to 65 mph?
wow thats bad. I get 18-19.5 hwy and about 15-16 city. And thats with the OHV.
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wow thats bad. I get 18-19.5 hwy and about 15-16 city. And thats with the OHV.
yeah for some reason my truck's milage sucks *****.... i've learned to accept it, lol.
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most of the time the mpg is effected by the foot pushing on the pedals!
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i wish my mileage was that good with my 32s and my 4.56s i get like crappy mileage,

70mph=3200rpm
75mph-34-3500rpm
65mph=3000rpm
80mph=4000rmp


now that is some crappy mileage!
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most of the time the mpg is effected by the foot pushing on the pedals!
besides interstates and such... i drive like an old man.. barely at the speed limit half the time... for some reason my truck just doesn't care to appreciate it, lol.
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besides interstates and such... i drive like an old man.. barely at the speed limit half the time... for some reason my truck just doesn't care to appreciate it, lol.
If you have tried new filters and such. It might be time for new plugs and wires or possibly O2 sensors.
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i got everything upgraded in my 99 with top of the line plugs and wires cold air, flowmaster, synthetic, cover and still only get 15mpg sometimes if i'm good but latley with falling gas prices i seem to be a ot harder on it. i also got 265's on also
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Lifted97: I would be interested to see what kind of highway mileage you would get if you limited it to 70 MPH. I have noticed a significant increase in mileage w/ my (entirely factory) truck if I keep it to 70 or less. Short-shifting (shifting under 2k RPM) also helps quite a bit in-town.

Just recently I've been commuting to work w/ a guy in his car.. so I've thrown caution to the wind in the truck and been shifting at 3k+ RPM (even a couple times above 5k) and highwaying at 75 MPH or better. My mileage has suffered noticably!
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i would have kept it to 70 if i felt safe.......traffic on I-65 runs fast! i was running 80 mph and getting passed right and left.....the only reason i kept it to 80 was i was following my brother who was hauling his truck......even semi's were passing us......at 80 mph i was running about 2550 rpm's........the needle was just a tad over 2500.....
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If you have tried new filters and such. It might be time for new plugs and wires or possibly O2 sensors.
yeah i was thinking the same... i have a k&n intake, and just recently cleaned the filter within the last month. i also have plugs and wires sitting in my garage from forever ago still waiting to be put in... actually, i have a lot of crap sitting in the garage waiting to be put on the truck... im slacking, lol.
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make sure your also replace your fuel filter....that will help also.........if you dont know it is located in the driver frame rail under the drivers door.....
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make sure your also replace your fuel filter....that will help also.........if you dont know it is located in the driver frame rail under the drivers door.....
replaced that early last winter
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how many miles you put on it since you replaced it? about 20k is all a fuel filter will last
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not too sure, but i don't think i've put 20k on in less than a year. i replaced it back then with the same idea in mind... figure out my mileage.. but that did nothing, lol.
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I waste you all....18-20 lately in the city and oh man....16 highway....ouch...
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i think i should probably clean my MAF some day when i have a few minutes.... its never been cleaned... can't hurt to try that as well i guess
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Since the E-Fan, & pulley I'm back up to 20MPG(322 miles/16 gallons). My Speedo is pretty close using the Bama(SCT) Tuner to adj. for tire size. 75% highway/25% city

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Just recently I've been commuting to work w/ a guy in his car.. so I've thrown caution to the wind in the truck and been shifting at 3k+ RPM (even a couple times above 5k) and highwaying at 75 MPH or better. My mileage has suffered noticably!
Just filled up today. After ~1 week of running around being right foot happy I barely managed to break 18 MPG. That is at least 5-10% off my usual 19-20 MPG. Doesn't sound like much.. but it is when the difference between filling up @ 220 miles vs 300!
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i just filled up lat night and i usualy get like 15-low 16's mpg but i got 13.5mpg on this one!!!!!! and i know i kept my foot off a lot more than i usualy do a lot more and i thought id get better and it was WAY worse i need to get a tuner when i get some cash! idk how u guys do it with above 16 all the time i have done everything said to improve accept for the tires but thats it.
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