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Old 12-08-2008, 01:09 PM
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Please use the template below.

If you are driving down the highway and hit reset on your computer then say I am geting 18.2MPG with a 40% highway and 60% city you are not helping. That would be 100% highway in that case. Try to post based on burning full tank of fuel, in other words reset your overhead at fill up and run almost the entire tank. This way computer MPGs can be compared to hand calcs.

If we follow the template and basic rules this can be a very informative post. If not it will just end up being BS.

Year
Model
Engine
Highway percent
City percent
Location
Octane
Hand or computer calc
Miles on truck
MPG
Mods


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Year: 09
Model: 1500 Regular Cab short bed
Engine: 5.7 Hemi
Highway percent: 30
City Percent: 70
Location: NW Ohio
Octane: 89
Hand or COmputer calc: Computer
Miles on truck: 5600
MPG: 14.8
Mods: CAT Back, Superchips
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:12 AM
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Default 2007 Ram ThunderRoad 5.7L Hemi 20 inch Tires

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I get ~15-16 mpg driving back and forth to work (mostly rural). Just took it to Florida and only got 17-18mpg (all interstate). I wanted a little more, but I'll take it.
Computer calc.
87 octane
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:53 PM
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Year.................................... 2009
Model.................................. Ram 1500 Laramie QC 4x4 with 3.92s, 17" Rims
Engine................................. Hemi
Highway percent................... 70
City percent......................... 30
Location.............................. Maine
Octane................................ 89
Hand or computer calc........... Computer
Miles on truck....................... 2735
MPG.................................... 17.3
Mods................................... none..... yet!
Notes.................................. If I babied it I could pull better mpgs, plus being 15 degrees kills the mpgs a bit too
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:14 PM
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Maybe posters should also put which size rims they are using??
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:14 PM
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Year - 09
Model - Ram Sport
Engine - 5.7
Highway percent - 35
City percent - 65
Location - Texas
Octane - 89
Hand or computer calc - both
Miles on truck - 1900
MPG - 16 city - 17 highway
Mods - K&N standard filter - Flowmaster Exhaust
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:33 PM
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Year - 09
Model - Sport Crew Cab
Engine - 5.7
Highway percent - 50%
City percent - 50%
Location - Maryland
Octane - 85
Hand or computer calc - VIC
Miles on truck - 2k
MPG - 14.5 driving with a little gusto, 9.2 towing 6k 300 miles.
Mods - Stock
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:39 PM
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Year - 09
Model - Crew Cab
Engine - 5.7
Highway percent - 80%
City percent - 20%
Location - Georgia
Octane - 89
Hand or computer calc - Computer
Miles on truck - 3250
MPG - As high as 17.2mpg if under 60mph, 70-75mph gets around 14mpg.
Mods - 4" lift, 20" wheels, 35" tires
Misc. I've had the truck for less than a month. Drove to N. Carolina for xmas, then Columbia SC last weekend. My commute to work is only 1.5 miles.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:04 AM
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why you all using 89 octane required?
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Year - 09
Model - Sport Quad Cab
Engine - 5.7
Highway percent - 80%
City percent - 20%
Location - Pensacola, Florida
Octane - 89 and 92. No difference. 92 one tank. 89 all the time now.
Hand or computer calc - Both
Miles on truck - 6026
MPG - 14.5 going 78 mph interstate. 20.5 long runs at 45 to 55 easy as I can drive. Averages 16.5 most all the time.
Mods - True Flow intake, 24" mufflex,
Tried the predator, both tunes. Both tunesmade mpg worse. No noticibale difference in power. Several new problems. Back to stock tune. I suggest not buying the Predator YET.
20" rims with OEM tires
3:92 gears. My other 2009 with 3:55 did much better on gas and was a heavier crew cab 4x4.

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Old 01-22-2009, 10:00 PM
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Year - 09
Model - Ram Sport QC DWB w/the 20's
Engine - 5.7
Highway percent - 90
City percent - 10
Location - PA/NYC
Octane - 89
Hand or computer calc - comp
Miles on truck - 1060
MPG - avg 19-21
Mods - only Access bed cover and spray in
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