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Old 09-24-2013, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DanU View Post
Use the Cruise Control at every opportunity.
Anticipate the Stops and Lights and coast there. The sound of the 8 speed downshifting provides entertainment while you do this. Sounds great on my Sport.
I've had my Ram for over 2 months. I have a 23 mile round trip for work, 16 of it is highway cruise, 2 laner with the cruise set at 55-57 depending upon conditions. Some in-town driving during the week also. Weekends involve a trip or two out of town to neighboring or nearby towns.
I'm averaging 18.5 MPG. Loving it! Hemi, 8 Speed, 3.29 axle, Trifecta bed cover.
DanU, wow! 18.5!!! I would kill, well nearly, for that mpg. I've only got about 120 miles on this truck but I'm averaging 13.5. That's a little disheartening. How did you break your's in. I have a feeling I ought to break mine in like you. However, I do about as much town driving as straight road, so I suspect that knocks mine down. I also have the 8 speed automatic. Someone here said it takes a few thousand miles before it improves. Was that your experience? Thanks Jack ":-D
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