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Fuel mileage for V10

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Old 11-19-2010, 08:20 PM
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Default Fuel mileage for V10

I was just curious to see what other V10 owners are getting for miles per gallon i am getting about 6-7 mpg is that average or should it be a little higher like 10-11 mpg thanks
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:32 PM
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varies by age, mileage, driving style, time of year, phase of the moon, current placement on the circadian cycle, etc......

That said, you should be able to do better than that..... is that all around town driving??
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:54 PM
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mine always got about 9 mpg's no matter what i was doing, in town, flat hwy, or pulling the hills at 20,000+ lbs. seems strange, but true
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mines a 1998 4x4 140000 miles. mostly around town and my driving style is pretty easy going not to fast of take offs
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:07 AM
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I get about 10mpg avg, with more city than highway.
Best mileage when towing my Indy on its 18' hauler to the dragstrip.
Dont screw around anywhere near as much as when its empty lol
MPG doesnt vary much
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:13 PM
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My motor has 40,000 miles on it. I'm running 3.55 gears with 33" tires and get about 12~13 on the highway doing 65-70 in OD. Around town is a little less but going easy on the gas pedal makes a big difference.
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My motor has 40,000 miles on it. I'm running 3.55 gears with 33" tires and get about 12~13 on the highway doing 65-70 in OD. Around town is a little less but going easy on the gas pedal makes a big difference.
I have the same set up and I am runnin the same mileage. However I'm going to 4.10 gears for more towing power as that's what I do more with mine.

People that I know that have the 4.10 option over the 3.55 gearing get 9-12 regardless, and 3.55's get like 12-13 hwy and like 6 city....LOL
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:39 PM
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I had a 1999 back in 02 with 72xxx miles on it. It had 35/14.50x16.5 Swampers on it with 6" of lift and 3.55 gears. Motor was bone stock except for a K&N filter. I drove that thing like an idoit and still managed 13-15mpg. That beats both my 5.9s and my 5.2. Having the NV4500 helped some I'm sure.
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My 95 2500 4x4 with 35" tires and 4.10 gear with k&n cold air kit and true dual exhaust will get 10-14mpg.
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My 95 2500 4x4 with 35" tires and 4.10 gear with k&n cold air kit and true dual exhaust will get 10-14mpg.
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9-11 mpg. 3.55's.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:52 AM
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My last tank was 7mpg, but that tank consisted entirely of trips about 2-5 miles long. I would hope it's a little better when I do some highway driving too.
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Default 98 2500 v10 gas mileage....

i have a 98 2500 with a 8in. lift and 37 in tires and im asking if anyone knows how to raise the gas mileage of the truck with out taking out the lift and tires because im getting like 8-10 miles a gallon highway...
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i have a 98 2500 with a 8in. lift and 37 in tires and im asking if anyone knows how to raise the gas mileage of the truck with out taking out the lift and tires because im getting like 8-10 miles a gallon highway...
Pretty much isn't anything you can do. 8" lifts and 37" tires aren't exactly fuel efficient. Price to play.
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i have a 98 2500 with a 8in. lift and 37 in tires and im asking if anyone knows how to raise the gas mileage of the truck with out taking out the lift and tires because im getting like 8-10 miles a gallon highway...
That's really not too bad for a v10 truck... My dads '99 V10 didn't do much better than that stock.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:06 PM
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Worrying about a V10's gas mileage is like buying a hooker and only holding her hand.

You pay money for each to perform a specific function, and expecting anything otherwise is foolish.
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Worrying about a V10's gas mileage is like buying a hooker and only holding her hand.

You pay money for each to perform a specific function, and expecting anything otherwise is foolish.
yeah they bought a v10 to perform a specific function: get rid of all that pesky extra gasoline in the tank with a quickness!

don't really see any other purpose to the V10... definitely ain't for towing power, cause you would have bought a diesel for that if you wanted efficient towing Click the image to open in full size.
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Driving around in a V10 is just cool. Everywhere you turn there's a diesel, V10s seem a bit harder to find...

However, if I could choose, I'd buy diesel. Nothing like the sweet smell of diesel!
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:05 AM
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yeah they bought a v10 to perform a specific function: get rid of all that pesky extra gasoline in the tank with a quickness!

don't really see any other purpose to the V10... definitely ain't for towing power, cause you would have bought a diesel for that if you wanted efficient towing Click the image to open in full size.
V10 will tow just as good as a diesel, just gotta be able to afford the fuel. Less noisy, less costly maintenance, all around a blast to drive
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