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Old 08-12-2011, 12:27 AM
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Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
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Engine: 2008-???? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
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Again though, I only have less than a thousand miles on the thing thus far. I don't know if there is any kind of a break in on it or what but it still seems abnormally low. When I first got the magnaflow, I'll admit that I liked to hear that exhaust give a nice thrum and was a bit throttle heavy, but since then (I put it on RIGHT when I got the truck) I really drive it pretty mellow all in all and I'm still getting barely 12. I figured around town I could get around 14mpg or so but its just not happening. Are you getting 15-16 in town or on highway. What tire pressures do you run?

Also, should I be running 89 or 92 octane gas instead. I've just been running "pure" gas without ethanol in it at 87 octane since new and only filled up a few times now. I wouldn't imagine the higher octane would help much if at all as I'm not hearing any pinging or anything going on that could be gas related.
2011 4.7L with AVS ventshades, Vision 375 Warrior wheels, Daystar 2.5" leveling kit, GTS Blackout taillights. Magnaflow exhaust done custom, (sounds AWESOME) and I'm sure more to come.
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