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Grubrunner 05-16-2013 06:39 PM

All things considered.....
 
.... not too bad considering the mods I have and conditions.

Just a short clip.

* No MDS switched ON
* A/C and seat cooler ON
* 1/2 tank of regular grade
* App. 90-degrees out with about 85% humidity
* Set as 70 MPH cruising on a flat surface on I-295
* Just turned over 20K this AM and STILL not a single issue!


I sat on the MPG you see for almost 80miles this PM. Got as high as 20.7MPG and never dropped below 19.2MPG. This is right around what I normally average on the open road give or take .5MPG or so. I'm usually at 20MPG and a little change under these conditions.

I [really] can't complain. These trucks rock!

Sorry for the crappy iPhone 5 clip. It's a loaner for another week until my S4 arrives.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHvdx...ature=youtu.be

PaulMys 05-16-2013 07:26 PM

That's great! I don't have any complaints about gas milage. I get around 13.6 in the summer with strictly short trip driving. Not too bad for 400hp HEMI!!!

shawnu 05-16-2013 08:47 PM

I average around 15-16 summer time with non ethonal 89 oct.

And the lovely Winter time.... I used 10% ethonal 89oct and avg 11-12...
Long Hwy trips, which rarely happen, i can manage 20 if its calm outside and i keep it at 70.


Glad to hear someone likes their mileage!!!

titanman2789 05-16-2013 09:21 PM

With my new 2500 Hemi that has ~800 miles, I averaged 14 mpg at the 1st fill up - hand calculated. EVIC said 14.5 avg. That tank was 80/20 city/hwy. I have 3.73 gears. I'll take that! :smileup:

idefi 05-20-2013 07:43 PM

I'm jealous. I dont even have mine lifted or pushing heavy tires and I cant get that. Must be those windshield wipers you have!

Asur 05-20-2013 08:23 PM

wow, very sweet, nice Grub, reps for the info also

Grubrunner 05-20-2013 08:27 PM

It has a lot to do with maintaining a steady speed on the open road at no more than 70MPH I've found. My truck, personally, thrives right at app. 66MPH.

I also do regular [synthetic] oil/filter changes, I am big on weight reduction avoiding unnecessary cargo, always use top tier fuel, regularly check my box for debris & the sorts.... and some other little tidbits I've acquired over the years.

Accumulation of things.

....and that awful winter-blend fuel is done!

I really can't complain.

:smileup:

Asur 05-20-2013 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grubrunner (Post 1103408)

....and that awful winter-blend fuel is done!

:smileup:

Lmao at the winter blend, We are just getting out of that now, looking forward to some great millage with the summer blend.

Grubrunner 05-20-2013 08:35 PM

You know Asur, it's almost like the truck woke up after a fill about three weeks ago.

Fuel mileage improved instantly after a fill from empty. That's when I knew were, here at least, were done with the winter-blend.

It feels good.

Cheers for you know what.

:smileup:

PaulMys 05-20-2013 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grubrunner (Post 1103417)
You know Asur, it's almost like the truck woke up after a fill about three weeks ago.

Fuel mileage improved instantly after a fill from empty. That's when I knew were, here at least, were done with the winter-blend.

It feels good.

Cheers for you know what.

:smileup:

X3 On getting rid of that winter blend. I noticed a 1.2 MPG difference immediately.


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