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Dodgerman1 06-15-2011 03:38 PM

Gas mileage.
 
I just would like some ideas on how to improve my mileage.
in the city im getting around 10-11 and high way maybe 14 average?
i have a k&n air filter, flowmaster echaust and (idk if this helps or not) a bed cover.
anything else i can do for under 200 bucks?

CajunDodge 06-15-2011 04:01 PM

You just have the K&N drop in? Might be worth it to consider a CAI and really let it breathe then a tuner would definitely help maximize those first two mods. :)

- Cajun

Dodgerman1 06-15-2011 04:31 PM

sorry. i have the CAI.. im looking at throttle body spacers from JET. it says it gains mpg and HP.. and tuners are a bit out of my price range..but what are the mpg differnces with and without one?

jc4041 06-15-2011 04:51 PM

Save your money up and get the tuner....they just released a MPG tune for the Diablos

Dodgerman1 06-15-2011 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jc4041 (Post 548610)
Save your money up and get the tuner....they just released a MPG tune for the Diablos

do you have a link??

jc4041 06-15-2011 05:27 PM

we have vendors here in the forums that sell them....I went through RPMOutlet and got their stage 3 package, K&N CAI, programmer and underdrive pulley....pulley is on backorder though, total package deal was around 800, but they didn't charge me for the pulley so it was a little over 700 for the CAI and programmer...but here is Diablo's main page.

Dodgerman1 06-15-2011 05:31 PM

ive been looking but i cant find one for the 2002's.

jc4041 06-15-2011 05:33 PM

let me find the vendors that we have here and I'll link it....meantime shoot Diablo an email or call them, don't see why the one listed for the '03 wouldn't work.

Edit..Here's a thread talking about the '02 4.7's...maybe the Diablos won't work for the '02s

snrusnak 06-15-2011 08:58 PM

wow that mpg isn't very good. my dads gets 17 hwy or city its the same engine. how many miles do you have, I'd guess something else is wrong, maybe needs a tuneup, or a brake caliper is sticking, etc... I wouldn't bother spending hundreds of dollars to maybe pick up 1 mpg, it won't be cost effective. the TB spacers don't do anything, but with a tuner you might pick up 1 mpg or 2 at the most.

Dodgerman1 06-15-2011 11:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snrusnak (Post 548796)
wow that mpg isn't very good. my dads gets 17 hwy or city its the same engine. how many miles do you have, I'd guess something else is wrong, maybe needs a tuneup, or a brake caliper is sticking, etc... I wouldn't bother spending hundreds of dollars to maybe pick up 1 mpg, it won't be cost effective. the TB spacers don't do anything, but with a tuner you might pick up 1 mpg or 2 at the most.

wow!
well i have goodyear authority tires on... maybe?
and it has 124000 miles. im about to put new plugs and change the oil and PCV valve.
and i belive it has a leveling kit on it. any other ideas to improve mpg?

P.S.
i guess the forum doesnt say it but it is a quad cab 4x4..


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