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jimdanewf 09-18-2012 07:11 PM

13.7 mpg!! Not good.
 
My 2011 Outdoorsman is averaging less than 14 mpg, both city/ highway combined. I love my Ram but not impressede with fuel mileage. I use 87 octane and stock tires. Any ideas to increase mileage? Still waiting for a tuner!

Chapi 09-18-2012 07:18 PM

Maybe the Dodge Dart was what you were looking for???

jimdanewf 09-18-2012 07:22 PM

Not expecting to get Dodge Dart economy, but when I see posts of guys getting 18+ mpg. It makes me wonder why I only get less than 14. Don`t be a smartass!

Chapi 09-18-2012 07:25 PM

Lol... I feel you I am in the same boat. My previous F150 4.6L use to give me 18mpg but then again this is a 5.7 HEMI!!! I have also been looking for ways to improve the MPG hope someone helps us out.

gotbrains230 09-18-2012 07:34 PM

I get between 13.5- 14...closer to the 13.5 side
Keep your foot out it. You just got so I'm pretty sure that's the problem. I don't get to drive it as often as I would like to, but when I do, I dog the shit out of it. My philosophy is its got a warranty, and I won't have it long enough to let it expire.
Cold air intake, magnaflow y-pipe, different little things here and there will help with your MPG
My thing is I didn't buy my hemi for the fuel mileage.
Maybe the dart was for you :LOL:

Bikenut 09-19-2012 08:01 AM

I think people are pretty optimistic when speaking of their economy......

I'll be honest: Since I put on 285/75r17 Toyo MTs, my mileage is total crap. like 13 combined :(

crash89 09-19-2012 08:35 AM

Mine is about 14, sometimes closer to 15. I did get 18-19 once (actually my wife did). On a LONG stretch of flat highway miles. I got 16-17 on the same stretch but I made it back much faster! LOL

Jasonater 09-19-2012 09:23 AM

I also have the outdoorsman, but I'm getting 15.5 city and 18-19 highway. Not sure why your not getting good gas milage. But I do watch foot on the accelerator. Flat Highway driving going 75mph I was getting 18-19. I opted not to do the cold air intake, I just put a K&N drop in filter. If its not your driving style maybe take it in to dodge to see if there is any Computer updates.

JasonRB2k1 09-19-2012 09:32 AM

I had it in my head that with helping airflow through the motor would up my MPG, but for the first time the HEMI proved that theory wrong. With headers, intake, and exhaust I was averaging 13 ish driving like a grandma. The best I have ever pulled out of a tank was 16.4 MPG with a long highway trip. Since I am about to trade in the truck in, I swapped all of the parts over to my friends truck and my milage has increased.

LUBINATOR 09-19-2012 10:13 AM

Most wrong
 
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Originally Posted by jimdanewf (Post 891825)
My 2011 Outdoorsman is averaging less than 14 mpg, both city/ highway combined. I love my Ram but not impressede with fuel mileage. I use 87 octane and stock tires. Any ideas to increase mileage? Still waiting for a tuner!

We have now 4 hemis 2 from 2009 and 2 from 2012. Thet average around what you get. The hemi does NOT get good around town/city mileage. It can get 20 on level runs on highway.

Most peoiple IMHO are either thinking real positive, or just wishing they were getting these high mileages.

It is a heavy 390HP Truck, if you can average 13 to 15 with balanced highway/city driving, you are getting what you paid for.

We have 3 4.7s now and they get better overall, but they are a smaller engine.

My own 4.7 2009 1500 QC gets 19 to 21 highway average, and 15 to 16+ around town. I am a real lightfoot.

So do not listen to all these miracle mileage Hemis. People that mod their trucks are looking for power and sound, not mileage.
Just saying what actually happens, calculated by hand, and with appx 1000#s of operator and tools onboard for the most part.
When we tow or add more techs the mile drops a lot.

Richie


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