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mine is literally almost the same as a friend with a full size sierra lmao
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haha yep are MPG is almost of a fullsize
Speaking of which, my 98 4x4 4.0 gets 14 mpg. My dads 08 F150 4.6 gets 17.
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4.0, 3.55 gears, 17mpg :/
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4.0, 3.55 gears, 14mpg

I dont get why people worry about MPG with these trucks either, its a ******* truck not a 4cly *** honda.

Plus that price of gas argument is horse**** too, buying a vehicle is a long term investment you should know what your getting yourself into before you buy it.....plain and simple
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3.0, 3.73 gears, 33's, got 14 mpg highway.
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4.0 5spd 4.10 gears 15 city....19-21 hwy...best i ever got was 22.5
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4.0, 3.55 gears, 14mpg

I dont get why people worry about MPG with these trucks either, its a ******* truck not a 4cly *** honda.

Plus that price of gas argument is horse**** too, buying a vehicle is a long term investment you should know what your getting yourself into before you buy it.....plain and simple
unless, of course, you need it for work purposes...
long term investment... now there is a true horse poop statement mate. considering the longer you have the vehicle the cheaper it gets.
try selling your 04 for anything close to what you paid or are paying for it

the only difference is if you have a last year or first yr model, or its a very special model (like a 30th anniversary addition or something like) and you wait until it becomes a classic, which also has to take into consideration of demand. there are plenty of special make/model vehicles out there that are worthless because there is no actual consumer demand for them.
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Damn, that 2.3 is a sipper. My 2.5 averages 24-26. More if its a flat highway.
Yes it is but i also shift at 1500 rpm.I only run faster then that when i need to jump out into traffic and run! The best mileage ive ever gotten from this truck it was 68 outside and i was driving to P'cola. Hell i got 42mpg that day both ways! I need more days like this lol.
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4.0, 3.55 gears, 14mpg

I dont get why people worry about MPG with these trucks either, its a ******* truck not a 4cly *** honda.
It's just gratifying to know that I can get 28 MPG and apparently haven't really needed any thing bigger than the 2.3 since I somehow managed to tow and haul enough to clean out a 6 bay shop and a home without any problems.


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Plus that price of gas argument is horse**** too,
Nope - if gas wasn't 4.00+/gallon at time I ordered my truck...I probably would have bought a 3.0 or 4.0 instead. But I'm glad I didn't - 2.3 hasn't found a load of tools, equipment, furniture or U-Haul trailer that was too much for it yet. Albeit it probably takes a few extra trips to storage and the dump.


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buying a vehicle is a long term investment you should know what your getting yourself into before you buy it.....plain and simple
I did. I invest all the saved gas $ that my 2.3 earns and drop it into the piggy bank (actually a large old wine bottle) each week - should have just enough to get a "free" truck in few more years.
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Yes it is but i also shift at 1500 rpm.I only run faster then that when i need to jump out into traffic and run! The best mileage ive ever gotten from this truck it was 68 outside and i was driving to P'cola. Hell i got 42mpg that day both ways! I need more days like this lol.
HAHA me to. I run all city except a 10 mile trip to my moms every week. I usually fill up every 2 weeks if I don't take any out of normal trips.

I haven't calculated gas mileage but I have noticed that the 2nd half of my tank goes slower than the first half because I'm carrying around all the extra fuel. So I only fill up 10-11 gallons of my 16.5 gallon tank. The first quarter tank is what I measure.

I always get between 80-95 miles from that first quarter tank. So I get 88 miles per quarter tank average. That means I am pushing 30 mpg. City. Wow. I am surprised. Considering I drive like a teenager. I do use 5th gear whenever I'm over 40 though.
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4.0 SOHC 4.10's city: 14
4x4 32's highway: 17
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and why are people so considered about there MPG on here?, you bought a TRUCK not a car ,
Except those of us that actually daily drive our trucks. We don't expect 30mpg out of them, but we don't want to be stuck at 10mpg either.

FWIW, my Ranger gets better mileage than any other car I own.
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3.0 5speed 4x4 i get about 20 city and about 18 @ 75mph highway

sounds like some of you guys need to do some maintenance to your trucks, gettin 14 with a 3.0 is insane. my truck would barely break 10 when i got it in stock form with 3.73 and 215/75r15
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i know my mileage went up a little after i had a tune up done
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3.0 5speed 4x4 i get about 20 city and about 18 @ 75mph highway

sounds like some of you guys need to do some maintenance to your trucks, gettin 14 with a 3.0 is insane. my truck would barely break 10 when i got it in stock form with 3.73 and 215/75r15
Yea I definitely have to do some maintenance and get some steeper gears.
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canadian numbers here:
sticker says 14.4L/100km in the city, 10.9L/100km on the highway.

my averages:
first 25 tanks was 12.5
next 25 was 12.93
next 25 was 13.35
last 25 tanks was 14.36

want that in gallons? do the math. my specs are in the signature
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50,000 mile over 5 years, / 17 mpg = 2941.18 gallons x avg $3.0 a gallon = $8823.54
50,000 mile over 5 yrs / 20 mpg = 2500 gallons x $3.0 = $7500

Over $1300 savings. Gas price goes up even more savings.

Most driving a small truck don't make big bucks, so every extra dollar they can save makes sense. Only a fool wouldn't be concerned about dollars needlessly draining out through the gas tank.

I think I will spend about $300 on mpg saving equipment and the other grand will go toward fishing trips with my boys. So why does the fuel consumption matter, because I would rather have the extra money in my pocket to buy or spend on other things.
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I track mine so I know if it takes a steep dive and I have to look into something. Other then that, as long as it gets better then 15 I'll be happy.
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wow, if my truck dropped that low in mpg, Id park it until I could have it heavily inspected

seriously, since Ive owned the truck (except when I first bought it and the front sat 2 inches higher than the back due to the entire front suspension needing replaced...) I havent seen less than 20mpg.
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4.0, 3.55 gears, 14mpg
Those 355s are whats killing you. You need regear STAT. Specially since you were talking about lifting when you get that settlement money. If you go with 32s or 33s you could just regear to 4.10s or you could go 456s or even 488s.

But it depends if you have a 7.5 or 8.8 to begin with. Only certain 3.0s came with the 8.8. If you have the 7.5 you should be looking for a new axle.
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Those 355s are whats killing you. You need regear STAT. Specially since you were talking about lifting when you get that settlement money. If you go with 32s or 33s you could just regear to 4.10s or you could go 456s or even 488s.

But it depends if you have a 7.5 or 8.8 to begin with. Only certain 3.0s came with the 8.8. If you have the 7.5 you should be looking for a new axle.
Im already running 33s dude, i know i need to regear and i will be doing so soon i hope, im gonna go with 4.10s

I also have a 4.0 so it has the 8.8
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i'd go 4.56. 33's are too big for 4.10s. there are guys on here that feel 33s are 4.10s are a dog.
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my 2.3 5spd woth 3.45 gears gets around 23-28 city/highway

my 2.8 5spd 4x4....since i've owned it i've put less than 5 miles on it...i've used 5 gallons of gas....LOL!
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i'd go 4.56. 33's are too big for 4.10s. there are guys on here that feel 33s are 4.10s are a dog.
haha 33's and 4.10's, try 33's and 3.73s on a 3.0.
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i'd go 4.56. 33's are too big for 4.10s. there are guys on here that feel 33s are 4.10s are a dog.
You sure? cuz i honestly dont even feel mine is a dog with the 3.55s. I just dont wanna go too far with gears, cuz i do a fair amount of highway driving.
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