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I usually get 320 miles out of a tank in the summer. Around 19-21 mpg is my average. This week it was right around 0*F and I was pulling a trailer for 2 days in 25+ MPH winds and ended up with 15 mpg. All stock 4.0l SOHC, 4x4, 4.10's 31" BFG AT's
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i have a 08 fx4 ranger and get 550km to a full take doing 120kms/hr.I go from windsor,ont thur michigan to sault ste marie ont,thats 550km in distance use your cruise on the hwy boys.thats running on fumes
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welcome ken. this is the first i saw of your posts. did you make an intro post?

it's good to see another canuk join let alone a fellow windsorite.
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whoever invented the tornado should be shot then struck by a bus
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whoever invented the tornado should be shot then struck by a bus
f-that... it is an AWESOME invention! they sell for what? 70$? for a piece of tin that has absoultely no effect, and probably takes 10-15 minutes to make out of scrap tin... cost of one made at home, by hand, less than $5 you could probably go buy all the tools and materials, and pay yourself $25 an hour and it would cost you less than $70 to make several...

the guy who invented it made MILLIONS! this is the perfect invention... it's just a horrible product!
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So I'm not going nuts then? I went from 16+ MPG in the city when it was 50+ degrees to 12.8 on my last fill up when its been in the low teens. I was REALLY hoping it was the low temps but I didn't think they would make that much of a difference. I'm getting about 220 miles per tank with about 3 gallons left when I fill up. I was getting 280+. Is it common for MPGs to go to hell when the temp drops?
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Yes, the air is much more dense requiring more fuel to keep the air/fuel ratio the same. Tire pressure also drops when it's cold adding rolling resistance.
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Thank god for that. I don't remember it doing this last year but I don't think I paid this much attention then. I'm going to be moving from Ohio to Cali in two weeks towing a 5x8 Uhaul so I'm hoping with the highway driving I'll get somewhere around 13-14 MPG.
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i think you guys' trucks are all on crack... i have noticed little to no difference in my fuel mileage...
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So I'm on crack because I noticed I can't travel near as far on a tank of fuel. Yeah...you got that right!!!
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yeap!
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You are a moron!!!
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i respectfully disagree...

looking at it now, i actually said your truck is on crack, not so much you
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Ok, I see that now...My truck might be on crack for all I know, I was out in the snow this weekend, looked like it had a snout full.
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lol, NICE, except i think your thinking about coke... got pics of a podernose?
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Nope, no pics of it....I'll have to go out again before all of the snow melts here.
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i think you guys' trucks are all on crack... i have noticed little to no difference in my fuel mileage...
All that -40* weather finally got to his brain........LOL
We'll send help when the West comes out of it's ice age.

But to get back on track here......you should be noticing a difference in your mileage as compared to summer conditions.
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All that -40* weather finally got to his brain........LOL
We'll send help when the West comes out of it's ice age.

But to get back on track here......you should be noticing a difference in your mileage as compared to summer conditions.
lol, it's warm here in calgary, daily highs between 0 and 8* above we will be dropping back down the the -20 high's soon enough though, i figure we will have atleast 1 or 2 days with a -40 high still before summer...

yes though, back on track... everyone's logic is correct, in how your mileage should increase for the summer... i might just be an anomoly... either that or i slowed down enough that i saved gas and the loss of gas from the weather counter acted eachother...
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whew, its hard to keep up with you canadians with all this metric crap...lol.
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metric? there's no such thing as metric temperature...
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