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flagmanruss

4:10s MPG

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OK, my signature truck is pure stock, right down to the OEM air filter... except the tailpipe rusted itself off a while back. Tires are OEM Michelins, ratio is 4:10. Most of my driving is secondary routes (state owned local highways). I'm doing my best to stretch fuel... getting the automatic to shift up & foot off the go pedal down hill. I'm running 2 cycle Dino 100:1. In the past, the overhead MPG has been within fractions of the hand calc miles. I reset the overhead after my last trip with a trailer, to get that off the data... the over-head has been bouncing 18.0-18.3... respectable mpg for this truck. I just filled up 27.94 G at 619.1 M That's "22.15"mpg which is unbelieveable... I'm pretty d*mn sure the wife didn't take it near a fuel pump! It may be a while before I empty another tankful at these prices... I'm driving the Cirus daily... Is this a mistake?Russ

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Your getting on track there flagman... Congrads to the 22 MPG... Now you playing in my ballpark now! :thumbsup As for me if I need really cheap I ride the GW... But if I need to take care of business (shopping, jobs, etc) I'm using my truck. It whoopin my Mom's 1996 Dodge 1500 V8 Gasser (14-15 MPG). As you can see my signature I've really got it kicked up and figured out the science behing good MPG's... ;)

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My last 4 tanks averaged together, have averaged right at 20mpg. These are the tanks since downloading SW5 on the Smarty Revo programmer. I've got 3.73's though and I pull a 5,000lb work trailer around during the week!! 16oz. of 2 stroke oil per fill up also in my 3rd gen.!!

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22.5mpg is very respectable. Make sure it is filled all the way to the neck overflow to get an accurate reading. Best i ever got with my 2wd 6spd and 4.10 gears was 21.3 at 67-68mph over 630miles. 22.5 is excellent.

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