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#1 Old 03-15-2012, 04:40 PM
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better gas mileage

how do i get better gas mileage?
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#2 Old 03-15-2012, 06:16 PM
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before anyone comes on here with the buy a smaller car response, I suggest a programmer with a gas saver option. but keeping the rpms under 2k is a good helper. what mods have you done to the truck. anything performance will kill the mpg, but that's the trade off for performance. also bigger tires can bring it down too. its a truck that likes to run. and it will drink as such.




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Well I'll say it. Buy a car. That's what I did. It's since been upgraded to a newer car as we found that we just couldn't get along with a $2000 car, but it's saved me money.

As for your truck, a programmer is not going to make that much difference. I put a Bully Dog on mine and got no MPG improvement. Then I put a Hypertech tune on it and I gained 1 MPG. If you bought the T hoping to be able to afford the gas, I'm sorry, there's not much you can do. Keeping the RPMs low should help for about another 1-2 MPGs.

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yeah there is no magic part that's gonna turn it into a hybrid. my superchips economy setting is really a coach to keep the rpms down. its hard to get over 2k unless you punch it with that setting. which helps you save alittle. nightowls b-pipes got me back up to a whopping 12mpg. lol. but i drive it like I stole it on the 93 performance tune.




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Will all my mods in my signature I gained about 1.5 mpg improvement. Can't tell you which one did it because I didn't check the mpg in between installations. I still have to baby it though. I get 16 and as high az 19.8 hwy. Pulled my bass boat yesterday and got 14my mpg over 150 miles.

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Best gas mods: smaller tires. Stillen header exhaust. Air box mod, lose the tail gate. Bully dog gt.
Best tips: stay under 2000 rpms. Draft when possible. Slow take offs.

Best advice: stop *****in it's a truck. If you want gas mileage get a Jetta turbo diesel. Don't expect better than 18mpg. People who get better either lie or drive like old ladies


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Aren't there a lot of other threads about gas mileage already? Remember the "tow mode saves gas" thread? I don't understand how anyone buys a full sized V8 truck and even thinks about gas mileage. You're feeding 8 coffee can size cylinders that are pushing around over 5,000 pounds. The best I've ever seen is 17.75 in my Off Road Big Tow KC. Good luck!
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I suggest rolling down your back window and turn the air off. This will keep the wind noise down and save about 1 mpg. Of course this is only good when the weather is nice. I avg. about 16mpg at best this way. My truck has no mods and I try not to have a heavy foot.

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damn how you getting 18 MPG, Hell I got Hyper tech progammer and I gain 1.5 mpg city driving and add about .5 to .7 mpg on freeway. So that puts me to 14 to 16 range. that includes Nismos CAI and Nismo Cat back. Would love to hit 18MPG!


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Best gas mods: smaller tires. Stillen header exhaust. Air box mod, lose the tail gate. Bully dog gt.
Best tips: stay under 2000 rpms. Draft when possible. Slow take offs.

Best advice: stop *****in it's a truck. If you want gas mileage get a Jetta turbo diesel. Don't expect better than 18mpg. People who get better either lie or drive like old ladies


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