Most MPG out of a Ranger 4x4 - Page 2 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


New Ideas Have a new idea for your Ford Ranger? General discussion of new ideas for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #26  
Old 09-03-2013
vulcan2000's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Roseville,Michigan
Posts: 24
My truck consistently averaged 24.5-25.5mpg highway with my old 265/75/16 wrangler rt/s tires (3.0, 4x4 ex cab 4.10 gears at 70 mph and if i remember right it was about 2500 rpm)

Now with my new 265/75/16 cooper discoverer tires which have slightly taller diameter due to being new and the fact that the tires are much more aggressive i am averaging right around 23mpg

Also keep in mind this was calculated with an odometer that was not calibrated to the larger tires so theoretically my mpg is higher because my speedometer is 5 mph slow at 70 mph (ex:70 on speedo = 75mph actual gps reading)
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 09-03-2013
nelor's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: oregon city
Posts: 15
Mine is a 4.0 manual 4x4 so I'm not sure how relevant it is to your particular situation. I Was getting 22mpg combined on stock 16" with 245/75/16 Toyo at.

Just did a torsion crank and wheel/tires swap, hope it doesn't take more than 2mpg, but we will see.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 09-04-2013
RazorsEDGE's Avatar
There's no lifeguard in the gene pool
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 7,501
Mine gets about 10mpg.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 09-04-2013
nelor's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: oregon city
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by RazorsEDGE View Post
Mine gets about 10mpg.

For your truck I would take 5 :)
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 09-09-2013
GMG GMG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMG View Post
2003 B2300 4cyl 2WD with automatic and A/C

I just filled up with 13 gallons even, and 226 miles = 17.4 MPG

I would estimate 30% highway and 70% street.

A/C was on 90% of the time.
Another refill report:

13.36 gallons and 255.3 miles = 19.1 MPG

AC at 100%; No load in the bed; 80% street and 20% Highway (In Atlanta, "highway" can mean a lot of things including standing still)

I was a little lighter with the foot and its the first tank full with new NGK spark plugs and Mobil 1 Differential fluid. I also ran a can of BG 44 fuel injector cleaner in this tank as well.

So I would guess the spark plugs and Diff fluid got me an additional 1.5 mpg's max.

Now the B2300 is better than my Q45, and about on par with the LS430 and BMW 545i.

I'm still running on the same oil installed by the previous owner which is not synthetic. I'll be switching to Mobil 1 0W-40 Euro Formula/Bosch Distance Plus Filter in the near future.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 09-21-2013
GMG GMG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMG View Post
Another refill report:

13.36 gallons and 255.3 miles = 19.1 MPG

AC at 100%; No load in the bed; 80% street and 20% Highway (In Atlanta, "highway" can mean a lot of things including standing still)

I was a little lighter with the foot and its the first tank full with new NGK spark plugs and Mobil 1 Differential fluid. I also ran a can of BG 44 fuel injector cleaner in this tank as well.

So I would guess the spark plugs and Diff fluid got me an additional 1.5 mpg's max.

Now the B2300 is better than my Q45, and about on par with the LS430 and BMW 545i.

I'm still running on the same oil installed by the previous owner which is not synthetic. I'll be switching to Mobil 1 0W-40 Euro Formula/Bosch Distance Plus Filter in the near future.
Here's the latest:

11.606 gallons and 205.5 miles = 17.7 MPG's

I took a hit on this tank full as I had 5 trips with heavy loads (granite, commercial shelving, scrap metal, granite dust/M10 sand) in the bed, and got back on the gas pedal once again.

A/C was on 100% of the time and 30% freeway vs street.

I'm doing an oil change early on this tank full and will run BG44 fuel cleaner once again. Perhaps over-kill, but I'm covering my bases on a clean fuel system.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 10-20-2013
boyd_835's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: lake tapps, wa
Posts: 523
ive done everything to my truck to try and get better mileage and i spent alot of money that will take me a long time to get back. these trucks just get shitty mileage my little 2.3 was good on gas but my 4.0 4x4 best ive got is 21 freeway with 31s and 410. converted to manual locking hubs cat back exhaust cold air intake and street tuned with a sct tuner by fred . I got 17 city one time most of the time if im driving heavy on the the foot its high 15s to low 16. so i maybe gained 1-2mpg for the cost of 2,000 bucks . not sure if its worth it
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 10-20-2013
6.2 6.2 is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 516
06 4.0 4x4

best ive gotten is 24.7
no lie. im on 32's and have 4.10 gears.

the 24.7 mpg was all downhill and flat. 55 mph. lots of coasting down some hills lol.

typically i can get 21 highway, 15 city.

running average for the past 2 years is 17.6 mpg.

i track every single fuel up. never missed a single one.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 10-20-2013
boyd_835's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: lake tapps, wa
Posts: 523
I check every tank too I wanna go bigger tires but I'm afraid to get even worse mileage .. Your getting really good for 32s
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 10-21-2013
6.2 6.2 is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 516
im mostly highway. i commute 140 miles daily all highway lol. so the offroading/backroad driving doesnt hurt me as much in the long run.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 10-21-2013
00GreenRanger's Avatar
Level III Supporter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: North Bend, WA
Posts: 1,343
Quote:
Originally Posted by 6.2 View Post
06 4.0 4x4

best ive gotten is 24.7
no lie. im on 32's and have 4.10 gears.

the 24.7 mpg was all downhill and flat. 55 mph. lots of coasting down some hills lol.

typically i can get 21 highway, 15 city.

running average for the past 2 years is 17.6 mpg.

i track every single fuel up. never missed a single one.
Damn... I'm getting 16-17 tops with 31's and 3.73s.. haha
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 10-21-2013
6.2 6.2 is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 516
you also have the old 4.0 lol. bigger tires helped my mpg since im mostly highway. dropped my rpms and since i didnt lift it didnt create any extra drag. now that im lifted im sure ill go down abit. havent had enough tanks yet lifted to be able to tell. its also getting colder here so mpg goes down a few anyways.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 10-22-2013
GMG GMG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 134
2003 Mazda B2300

Recent update:

222 miles on 11.987 gallons = 18.52 mpg's.

First tank full on Mobil 1 0W-40.

This tank was almost 100% street driving with 5 heavy loads but no A/C being used.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 10-23-2013
boyd_835's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: lake tapps, wa
Posts: 523
I wish I could get my truck to get 19-20 around town and 23+ highway but I've done everything there is and it just isn't gunna happen.. I thought about my next set of tires just getting all terrians and see if that helps but I don't see that making any difference
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 10-23-2013
boyd_835's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: lake tapps, wa
Posts: 523
I think I have the same 4.0 as you .. Sohc I have a 01
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 10-24-2013
Member
iTrader: (-1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: ottawa, ontario
Posts: 71
My 1997 2.3L Lima 2wd I put on the back burner to get a Mazda protege for the fuel economy. The protege only ended up getting 22-23mpg and my Ranger gets 28-30mpg or more on the highway. as you can imagine, i sold the protege

I'm going to be converting it to 4x4 maintaining 2.3L lima for the mileage as she's being built for overland travel. mileage is key for me.

Last edited by LiquidSmoke; 10-24-2013 at 07:20 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 11-12-2013
GMG GMG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 134
Mazda B2300 2.3L 4cyl with Automatic.

237.6 miles on 12.740 gallons and only using A/C about 10% of the time. The outside temp avg'd about 65 degrees during the day and around 45 at night.

That gives me: 18.65 MPG's

As reported, I have changed the plugs, oil, Diff fluid, and attempted to lower the idle which stubbornly remains at around 900 rpm once it is fully warmed up.

This tank was about 80% city driving. I'm running 235/75 R15 tires.

If you want better fuel economy, then "tickle the gas pedal" very gently, and somehow, figure out how to reduce the idle speed from about 900 RPM to around 700 RPM. I have tried several different approaches, but it remains at 900 RPM which I think is too high.

It's in the electronics, as the gas pedal and "idle screw" seem to have no affect.

Any ideas on how to get it down to about 700 RPM?
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 12-09-2013
cheese_man's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: arthur
Posts: 2,100
i ran 2 tank fulls of esso 87 octane with 1/2 a bottle of sea foam in each

my fuel economy has gone up big time , 54 kilometers uphill and the gas needle barely even moved

be advised though . that using fuel injector cleaner constantly will coat the o2 sensor preventing the

sensor from reading the exhaust emissions correctly

has anyone on here tried a full bottle of seafoam to a full tank of fuel . just inquiring
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 12-09-2013
6.2 6.2 is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 516
I've never used a full bottle in a tank. I used half a bottle in my carb quad when I bought it used, then threw the other half in a full tank of gas. Didn't really notice any mpg increase but it felt/sounded a teeny bit healthier. Not much.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 02-23-2014
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: portland
Posts: 2
why in the **** would he lower his vehicle its a 4x4 numb nuts
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 02-23-2014
Blossomforth's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: CT
Posts: 39
My '96 2.3L is only returning about 18 mpg on average.
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 02-25-2014
00GreenRanger's Avatar
Level III Supporter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: North Bend, WA
Posts: 1,343
After replacing the fan clutch from it being seized up since I got the truck, I'm getting 21 highway and about 15-16 city.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 02-26-2014
Alex98's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Posts: 844
The best way to get more miles out of a tank is to put in a bigger one lol, im getting anywhere between 17-21.
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 03-17-2014
johnboytnt's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: north carolina
Posts: 44
ive got a 2006 4x4 4.0 5 speed and when my dad was driving it he got 21 easy. now on the other hand i barley get 16 but i floor it spin tires and drive too fast
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 06-14-2014
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 208
Went to the coast for a couple days earlier this week. A lot of highway driving, also a lot of conditions not ideal for good fuel economy. Averaged 23.4mpg on 87octane E10 gasoline. Getting closer to my goal, not quite where I want to be yet.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ideas to get more MPG out of your ranger? ldavis General Ford Ranger Discussion 1 11-07-2011 12:29 PM
How to get the MOST POWER out of the 3.0??? mlw20lu 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 14 11-26-2008 02:08 AM
Getting the most MPG THREEnine0NE 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 10 10-26-2007 04:57 AM
98 3.0 MPG Log (shows how mods affected MPG) Marcaronio 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 23 05-11-2007 09:11 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:56 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.