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Old 01-22-2006
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Very Impressed With My Truck This Weekend

Well I made a trip to Chicago for a wedding this weekend and we took my truck as it was supposed to snow and whatnot. Well I wanted to see if I could make it there on a tank of fuel. I got out on the highway and set the cruise at 70 mph for the whole trip. Got to Chicago on one tank at about 287 miles on the trip odometer. After the filli-up it came out to about 17.87 MPG. I am giving all credit to that mileage to the programmer and a little to the EFAN, I was also on the 87 Performance setting for this trip so I am sure that I could have gotten better then that on the 93 Performance but gas is a little expensive.

Come back I let my buddy drive and he ran 80 MPH or better for most of the trip and got about 16.5 MPG which was pretty good to me as well, he paid for that tank anyways.

Just thought I would throw this out there for anyone that is looking at lifting and what then can do to improve mileage after the fact.
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17.87 mpg wow wish i could get that. good job bill!
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Got a Bama X-cal 2 on order. I'm HOPING for a little better than that, but anything better than 16 will do (and I'm stock !!!!!!)
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thats pretty good being that im getting 14 and ive got stock tires. :((
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Old 01-22-2006
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i get 190-200 to a tank.
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nice bill. is that with your light bar on?
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thanks for the info!
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Got a Bama X-cal 2 on order. I'm HOPING for a little better than that, but anything better than 16 will do (and I'm stock !!!!!!)
I would think that you will get alo better mileage with the X2, I noticed an immediate improvement.

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nice bill. is that with your light bar on?
Nope its off right now. Thats what you should be getting for mileage lol cause you dont have one.
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Nope its off right now. Thats what you should be getting for mileage lol cause you dont have one.

lol prolly could but i cant seem to keep it at 70.
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thats what im getting with a 3.0 on stock tires...
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i get 190-200 to a tank.
you serious..... heh i wont lie ive been there


nice Bill, looks like im gona have to still do the e-fan, underdrive, and the tuner this spring/summer
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Yea its definitely worth the cash.
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hmmm, not to bad bill. i make it to traverse city on 3/4 of a tank doing 70-75 and thats 240 some miles....
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nice numbers bill!! the efan actually helps a lot more than you think, on a trip to MD from NC i got about 1.8 more MPG wtih the efan, all highway
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this has been a big issue of mine latley... So i think I'm goona look in to the a good programer
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I think it would have been even better but we hit some sleet and snow for alot of the trip down.
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I guess with my efan I'm getting better than I think too! I'm averaging about 16-17 give or take .5 mpg all winter long so far! We haven't had hardly any snow yet tho...so I'm sure when it gets really cold and snowy again it'll drop...I got 18.5 on a trip to NY, cruise at about 69mph or 2500 on the tach!
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Holy crap, that is terrible. I pull 20.5 at 80..........95 miles a day back and forth to work, mixed driving.
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They are running on large tires......are you?

Im only getting 18 during the winter?? I was getting around 22 back before it turned cold. Is that the reason?
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you can not compare mileage of a 4x2 to a 4x4
same thing for a 3.slow versus a 4.0
not comparing apples to apples in either case
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Holy crap, that is terrible. I pull 20.5 at 80..........95 miles a day back and forth to work, mixed driving.
Yea read my sig please. I am running 33x12.5R15s with a lift so comparing your truck and mine is no match.
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Oh...

I was thinkin you went up some big hill in your truck...

This topic sucks...

J/K Bill
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lol i look at this topic once every few days thinking the same thing. i'm like damn it's the mpg thread lol i was looking forward to some wheeling pics
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In time, In time. Be patient.
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Bill,

If you get yourself a cold air instake and a performance exhaust you will probably get 2-3 more mpg and you will see more of a performance increase with the tuner.
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