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by fleet58 » Nov 15 2011, 11:02pm
by 2002summit » Dec 19 2011, 3:45am
2002summit wrote:I have been averaging 13.87 mpg (30% city 70% hwy) since April of 2010.
The truck is stock with exception of the following modifications:
Larger than stock Firestone Transforce HT LT265/75R16 tires mounted on OEM aluminum wheels replaced the LT245/75R16 tires on the original steel wheels.
These mods accounted for an average increase of 2-2.5 mpg!
I am using Mobil 1 5W-30. My best average was 17.4 mpg after a 250 mile road trip (light traffic, tailwind, few stops). My worst was 11.5 mpg (mostly city, heavy traffic).
by fleet58 » Dec 21 2011, 3:41pm
by 2002summit » Dec 22 2011, 7:51am
fleet58 wrote:Hey Summit;
You said that you gained 2-2.5MPG, is that just from the K&N install, And did you have the CPU reprogramed for the taller tires? I have a 50 series BB Flowmaster muffler coming in the next couple days, hope to get in installed before the end of the year. I'll let everyone here on the forum how my results turned out.
by hkboss13 » Dec 31 2011, 6:58pm
worktruck2011 wrote:Diesel has lots of torque but financially right now it doesn't make any sense unless you really need to haul or pull a huge load all the time. Diesel costs ~20% more than gasoline. If you factor in the cost of the diesel engine up front and paying more for fuel, gasoline trucks win...unless they're unable to do what you need from a physical perspective.
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