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2.3 4 banger in a 3700 lbs truck is not a good combo, I know I bought one. I picked up about 2 mpg with a K&N air filter on my 07 XLT. Keep it lean, don't keep it full of extra weight from something you may need to use some day, I've heard that an increase of 100 lbs is a loss of one mpg in any car or truck.
i agree with you ive noticed when my friend is rideing with me roughly 200 lbs i can tell the mileage goes down the 4 cyl tend to have valve rattle a little do u hav that problem?
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i agree with you ive noticed when my friend is rideing with me roughly 200 lbs i can tell the mileage goes down the 4 cyl tend to have valve rattle a little do u hav that problem?
so now that you have realized the whole site hates you, your gona start being less of a jackhatt? good choice.. btw, your truck still looks like a useless POS!
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If you went to automotive school you should know that "pinging" under load sound is not valve rattle
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i got a degree in automotive tech befor i was 23 and i was still in collage for bio-chem. some of us do go to school
So you have horrible grammar and took Biology 105 and Chemistry 105 and now you're a biochemist? You are badass.

PS: My truck is helllllla sweet.
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Incorrect. I had my tires inflated to 45 PSI when I bought the truck. I used them about 45K miles (bought truck with 40K, tires were not new when I bought it either, sold tires at 84xxxK). Then I sold them for $125 as they had enough tred left for winter use. Saved me fuel and I recouped some loss on tires...I got BFG's but wish I would have got Yoko Geos or Cooper ATR's for better mileage. Got brand new BFG's for $380 at a tire sale
i agree with you my tires didnt wear either
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I drive a little 2.1 liter 4 cylinder - how could I compete with a Big GM 445 horsepower V8 camaro! I'm sure that would such an easy win for you that you'd be willing to bet a few paycheck on a win there.
dude i was talking mileage the camaro gets 19 highway it still gets better than urs the point is if someone has the same motor as you and get 10 more miles a gallon what are they doing diffrent?

everyone is very closed minded i understand alot of additives dont work but there are a few that do thats what i want to know about .........

everyone well most on here think this is a competition and i dont understand that if i wanted speed i wouldnt use a ranger if i wanted to go in the woods a ranger wouldnt be my choice either im asking """"""""what anyone has done to up the mileage""""
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""""""""what anyone has done to up the mileage""""
Honestly, I just started driving more conservatively. I'm easy on acceleration, I cruise at slightly lower speeds.

I do like to "feel the power" sometimes but usually I try to save gas
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Re: Fuel mileage savers. I dumped my Hefty chick and switched to an anorexic filipina chick! Saving a lot of gas! A bonus, my dinner bills are cut in half too!

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P.S. Am I a poser cause I don't own a ranger anymore and I think you're an idiot?
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dude i was talking mileage the camaro gets 19 highway it still gets better than urs.
I average 21/22 with my 3.0 OHV engine, and 25/26 with my 2.3 DOHC engine, both 87 octane mostly highway miles.

The only reason why you get better economy than my car is because it runs on alcohol.

On 93 octane I've gotten 28mpg highway: That's better than the 24 highway on the sticker but with the size turbo I have I need to make a conscious decision to spool it, which makes it easy to get better mileage.

Not to mention that my built titanium and billet bottom end has higher compression than stock which helps my mileage too (oh wait, you said "junk parts"?)

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but with the size turbo I have I need to make a conscious decision to spool it, which makes it easy to get better mileage.

Not to mention that my built titanium and billet bottom end has higher compression than stock which helps my mileage too (oh wait, you said "junk parts"?)
Use some Nitrous to spool that puppy
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Use some Nitrous to spool that puppy
screw that! just throw a gerbil in that turbo! those little things can run all day long!
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I get about 23.... and thats not me being easy either.. I did the fuelly website thingy. All I do is run Lucus fuel system cleaner and Ill spray my TB and intake with CRC. Id imagine I can squeeze about 24-25 out of my 3.0 on a good day with going down hill, hardly on the throttle.
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I get about 23.... and thats not me being easy either.. I did the fuelly website thingy. All I do is run Lucus fuel system cleaner and Ill spray my TB and intake with CRC. Id imagine I can squeeze about 24-25 out of my 3.0 on a good day with going down hill, hardly on the throttle.
i never had luck with lucas if i remember the crc helps with storage and fuel seperation the ethanol only has a shelf life of 3 weeks not to mention how long it sat in the tanks b4 we pump it thats awesome with a 3.0
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so now that you have realized the whole site hates you, your gona start being less of a jackhatt? good choice.. btw, your truck still looks like a useless POS!

i really care what anyone thinks, i want to know what people did to help with mileage im sure this was a very very very hard question for you to understand ....btw im sure it looks like a pos but then again i felt the same bout ur mom so opinions vary
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[QUOTE=Jp7;1707745]I average 21/22 with my 3.0 OHV engine, and 25/26 with my 2.3 DOHC engine, both 87 octane mostly highway miles.

The only reason why you get better economy than my car is because it runs on alcohol.

On 93 octane I've gotten 28mpg highway: That's better than the 24 highway on the sticker but with the size turbo I have I need to make a conscious decision to spool it, which makes it easy to get better mileage.

/QUOTE]

u running a intercooler? thats nice mileage if thats the bottom endd thats alot of money but well spent do you have a pic of the motor? id bet thats a bad azz does the trans hold up well?
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Re: Fuel mileage savers. I dumped my Hefty chick and switched to an anorexic filipina chick! Saving a lot of gas! A bonus, my dinner bills are cut in half too!

~HJ

P.S. Am I a poser cause I don't own a ranger anymore and I think you're an idiot?
OK IDIOT.......... you have a fat woman issue prolly meaning u married 1 as i was looking at other posts i kept seeing u offer nothing but lame remarks
you wrote:
Date skinnier woman!
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WHY BOTHER SAYING ANYTHING people just think ur a idiot i know i do also i noticed this dik always posts in gas mileage related posts IDIOT HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Ok idiot
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OK IDIOT.......... you have a fat woman issue prolly meaning u married 1 as i was looking at other posts i kept seeing u offer nothing but lame remarks
Trash talking fail...
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OK IDIOT.......... you have a fat woman issue prolly meaning u married 1 as i was looking at other posts i kept seeing u offer nothing but lame remarks
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WHY BOTHER SAYING ANYTHING people just think ur a idiot i know i do also i noticed this dik always posts in gas mileage related posts IDIOT HAHAHAHAHAHAHA


LOL This is the greatest post ever on this site!


Seriously, I am having a bbq on the Sunday before labor day at the lake, you should come. I need to meet you!
I’ll even pay for your gas! It shouldn’t be too much with all your fancy Fuel “Uppers” that you bought from JC Whitney and or the ACME Corporation.

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I just had an image of opening his hood and seeing Wiley Coyote running on an oversize hamster wheel with his tongue hanging out , staring at a picture of the roadrunner in a seductive pose , pasted on the back of the radiator.

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i really care what anyone thinks, i want to know what people did to help with mileage im sure this was a very very very hard question for you to understand ....btw im sure it looks like a pos but then again i felt the same bout ur mom so opinions vary

ok BRO. enough is enough outta you... lets keep the moms outta this!!
but i think i just gotta be honest and tell you this..

your adopted... and your parents dont even love you.
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your adopted... and your parents dont even love you.
But the tax breaks for having a disabled child are terriffic !
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Saks High School ?
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And I kept thinking that shannon was a girl.
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