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Old 12-17-2011, 03:36 PM
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When the manufacturers do the MPG run to prove to the government that they have met the new Government Standards :
1) the run is only done with the Ram 1500s, not the 2500 or 3500 & heavier
2) the run is done with a stripped vehicle, the lightest seats that they have that are stock, if they have a model that does Not have a/c, it is used,
3) NO body is in the vehicle as it sits on the dyno
4) Likely it doesn't have a spare tire
5) the engine is run at that particular engines Sweet spot

every manufacturer uses this method for the Government run & it is the number that they can post on the window stickers & advertising

then in fine print they write:
your mileage may vary
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