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Old 09-19-2012, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by jimdanewf View Post
My 2011 Outdoorsman is averaging less than 14 mpg, both city/ highway combined. I love my Ram but not impressede with fuel mileage. I use 87 octane and stock tires. Any ideas to increase mileage? Still waiting for a tuner!
We have now 4 hemis 2 from 2009 and 2 from 2012. Thet average around what you get. The hemi does NOT get good around town/city mileage. It can get 20 on level runs on highway.

Most peoiple IMHO are either thinking real positive, or just wishing they were getting these high mileages.

It is a heavy 390HP Truck, if you can average 13 to 15 with balanced highway/city driving, you are getting what you paid for.

We have 3 4.7s now and they get better overall, but they are a smaller engine.

My own 4.7 2009 1500 QC gets 19 to 21 highway average, and 15 to 16+ around town. I am a real lightfoot.

So do not listen to all these miracle mileage Hemis. People that mod their trucks are looking for power and sound, not mileage.
Just saying what actually happens, calculated by hand, and with appx 1000#s of operator and tools onboard for the most part.
When we tow or add more techs the mile drops a lot.

Richie
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