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Miles per gallon- What are you getting?

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Old 04-01-2005, 03:45 AM
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Default Miles per gallon- What are you getting?

As the title says, what is your MPG, your motor and any suggestions for a better MPG.
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:09 PM
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2001 Regular Cab Short Bed 3.9L V6 4 Speed Auto Lowest 14.64 Highest 16.59 Average 15.50
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:03 PM
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'99 1500 4x4 5.2, extended cab, auto trans.
Used to consistently average 12 mpg, then installed a Fastman TB and Flowmaster muffler, now I get between 15 and 16 consistently.
Best I have gotten so far was almost 18 on nothing but flat highway miles.
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:44 PM
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01 extended cab 4x4 off road,5.9 with intake and exhaust and I get rith at 12 MPG's[:@]
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Old 04-01-2005, 08:57 PM
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1996 Ram 1500 Short box reg cab, v6, auto. new magnaflow cat, other than that im stock.

figured it out to about 14mpg

new exhaust coming very soon, and gonna try to make my own cai
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:34 AM
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I was at 13 mpg. Added superflow cat with 3.5 in. deuls straight out the back with 4in tips. Not omly does it sound fantastic I gained 2 mpg. Just tryin to do what is best for our fossil feul consumption. My next step is cold air intake and I hear getting a chip{hyper tech, jet, ect.} will help. Any one done this mod. Any suggestions.
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Old 04-05-2005, 07:30 PM
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1999 3/4 ton 4x4 3.55 gears 285/75/16 tire
Average is about 18MPG. 60%city 40%Hwy
Best around 21MPG on the hwy.
But don't forget Diesel cost more than unleaded gas right now.
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Old 04-05-2005, 07:43 PM
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2001 2wd QC, 318 5sp, bone stock I am averaging 14.5mpg, hopefully I can make it better with some mods
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Old 04-09-2005, 04:33 PM
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Stock 99 4x4 Sport w/360 I am getting a constant 8 mpg...looking at TB upgrade but what will that give me about 12 mpg still not good...truck is running like a champ...so it just must be the type of truck....i think my Dodge days are numbered
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Old 04-12-2005, 06:56 PM
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Just added it up yesterday at the pump...... 13mpg []

5.2L 4x4 Standard cab

But...... I was running alot of places with the O/D off that I didn't really need to and was taching about 2 grand. Found out the places I can run O/D and am now taching 1.5 grand. I'll check back after the next tank and see what the results are. I haven't really had it long enough to give a solid answer. But so far I really like this truck.
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Old 04-15-2005, 03:03 PM
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During the spring/summer/fall i get 17 - 20 MPG. Winter it get 14 - 17 MPG. No mods that would effect MPG.

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Old 04-15-2005, 03:44 PM
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how dso you get that good of mileage--canadian gas is better? 5.9 crew cab....my 99 standard cab is 6800lbs whats your weight
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Old 04-15-2005, 08:00 PM
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Before 11-12 average...

Now after lift/tires 9-10, if I get on it and cruise city about 8....
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Old 04-15-2005, 08:53 PM
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Default RE: Miles per gallon- What are you getting?

Another thing that may play a role in your Ram's mpg - the tire size and speedo accuracy.

I was enjoying about 12 mpg when I got my 01 Ram a few months ago.
Just recently got a GPS unit, and tried it out in my truck around town. The nice thing about GPS devices is their accuracy. The speedometer feature on the GPS showed a 4 mph difference compared to my dash gauge. So, in essence I increased my mpg to 14, with no mod !
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Old 04-18-2005, 05:20 PM
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I get between 13-16 MPG depending on how much of it is on the highway. Straight highway driving will net me about 17 or 18. I have 285/75/16's on it with stock 3.55 gears and no lift. 4x4 extended cab and 8' bed. 5.9L engine.

Thought about doing new cat back exhaust and cold air intake, but rear differential is shot and it's going to chew up my mod money.
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Old 04-19-2005, 04:51 PM
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13.3~13.8 mpg, 89 octane fuel
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Old 04-21-2005, 12:48 PM
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99 SPORT Std cab 6' bed 5.9. My usual tire size is 265/70/16. And on 89 octane im pullin roughly 12/13 mpg mid grade or high octane i get 13/14 mpg. octane booster additive 14.23 mpg. i dont get it higher octane less fuel consumption. But i put on some Goodyear Wrangler MT/R 315/70/16.....guess wut happened to gas milage.....10-11mpg. Wont do that again till i save more money for gas.
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Old 04-21-2005, 01:19 PM
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it is the added weight of the tire that's hurting you plus your gearing is now off. did you compensate for the speedo change?
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96 sport,standard cab, short bed. Low 13.7, high 19. I live in a area where the towns are 6 to 15 miles apart, 25 miles to work one way. Mods high flow cat, flowmaster american thunder exhaust, K&N drop in, mobile one in engine and rear end, hard tonneau cover.[sm=americanasmiley.gif]
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