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Old 10-05-2007
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mine gets about 12 that is good right?....lol
umm.. no it's not unless you're hauling 6000 lbs of xxx around...
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I've got an 07 Ranger with the 2.3L and an Auto trans. I've gotten 28.5 on the highway peddlin' it a wee bit, at about 65 mph. No tonneau cover, just got one and I want to try a mileage run again and see how she does in the near future. Average about 22.5 in the city but I'd love some more if anyone has any serious suggestions. I read somewhere on the forum (think it was a guy with a 3.0L) that a new flowmaster muffler and K&N drop in filter helped out about 2 to 3 mpg. Can anyone verify that would help?
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with the flowmaster i have i lost 1 to 2 mpg before the 31s...now i get about 20 highway and about 14 in town with a lead foot...best i got was when my truck was stock and got right at 27mpg highway
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There are guys with Rangers doing alot better than that. There is a website that is a forum on hypermiling that I looked at while writing a report. There is a 4.0 Ranger on there doing 38.XXMPG!!!!! Most all of them are getting over 100% of the EPA estimate.
gotta link? I recently got 23 mpg! but that was just once, back to 19.5 because of using the A/C
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I got 20.4 on the last tank!
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I've hit 21mpg from mixed city/highway driving on my last three fill-ups.

Thats got to be great for a 4.0 with a 3" body lift and 33's. Soon I'll be at 90K, I'll probably run seafoam through, change the plugs and wires and hopefully see even better mileage.
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gotta link? I recently got 23 mpg! but that was just once, back to 19.5 because of using the A/C
Just remember that you'll get less if you had the windows open at higher speeds rather then running the AC.

My Ranger gets about 18 on average. The best I have gotten was 21, and the worst I have gotten is 14.

The Dodge on the other hand gets about 15, and it costs about $85 to fill it from when the gas light comes on to the click of the gas pump.
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I've hit 21mpg from mixed city/highway driving on my last three fill-ups.

Thats got to be great for a 4.0 with a 3" body lift and 33's. Soon I'll be at 90K, I'll probably run seafoam through, change the plugs and wires and hopefully see even better mileage.
well, the way me and my dad see it is that if its not spark-knocking or other problems that revert back to the spark plugs, then its better not to mess with it
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True, there's the if it ain't broke don't fix it mentality, which I like -but there's always that what if. After I run the seafoam through the engine, it will more than likely knock out a bunch of carbon, and quite possibly foul up my plugs, so I'm going with the better safe than sorry route here.
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I got 376 on a tank when my "Check Gage" fuel light came on. I put in 14.5 gallons. so thats about 26 Miles per gallon with mixed driving. (about 60% highway, 45% city on this tank)

I still have the original plugs and haven't modified the drive train in any way. I still have stock suspension and stock tire size. the best way to save gas is to stay off the long skinny pedal. take it easy. and don't gun it. I have gotten better out of a tank. but I did a lot of stop and go driving recently.
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Last summer I averaged 25 on my '95 4 cyl automatic with the AC on pretty much constantly and a mixture of 70%/20% highway to city driving. This past winter though I was only able to average 21-22.
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just filled up today and figured my gas mileage


21.6 MPG!!!!!!!
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312 miles to a tank putting around town
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Best I ever got was around 23.8 mpg, but that was before the 32's. I'll never see that again in this truck.
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Stock 2002 FX4 got 14.4 city, I added a intake and exhaust and drove it like a human being and got 16.6 mpg city, best so far is 21.3 highway at 70 mph
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