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Old 01-11-2013, 02:04 PM
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Alonzo69,

The on/off ignition trick only works on '98 and older models. You need to go to O'Reily or AutoZone and have them scan it. It's free and well worth your time.

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i just put the hughes fi airgap intake on with new 4 hole injectors am averaging around 14-16 MPG here in California now. around town and when i can keep my foot out of her throat i get anywhere from 9-11 average. also have E-3 plugas KN and hypertec tune with 180 thermostat and MSD 6A
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Fixing whats causing your CEL is the first step before any mods.

I get around 11 ish in town and 12.5 hwy. I've tried all the "bolt on mods" and they didn't help. SCT netted the biggest gain.

If you want economy you'll have to go a different route. These trucks just can't do that. There are exceptions, but thats not the rule.
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I usually get 9 mpg but just put on a sct tune by hemifever and am now getting 10.1 mpg and the truck runs a lot smoother, faster, and shifts way smoother. I've tried everything to get mpg and haven't seen any results. New plugs, wires, distributor.. shorty headers... K&N cold air intake.. rebuilt heads.. Nothing really helped my mpg out at all. Hopefully you'll have better luck than me
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Alonzo69,

The on/off ignition trick only works on '98 and older models. You need to go to O'Reily or AutoZone and have them scan it. It's free and well worth your time.

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This is misinformation. I have an 01 and it works fine... My grandma has an 02 Durango that this works on as well. I've seen it work on Ram's up to 06. I believe Chrysler started it in 2000.

And I get 10 mpg in town, 12-14 highway, consistently.
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Whew, i am glad i am not the only one witih this problem. Thanks for the honesty on this topic. I get about 10 city 12 hwy. My wife gave me this truck (she got a 2011 new) so i will not get rid of it. It is my daily driver. Luckily i work from home and don't really use it much otherwise i would let it sit and get something else, as suggested, for better mileage.
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I used to have a 1996 Ram 1500 ECSB 2WD with a 5.9. Mods were underdrive pulleys, shorties, exhaust, and intake. I swear I seen around 18mpg in that truck. I guess it was a factory freak.
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I used to have a 1996 Ram 1500 ECSB 2WD with a 5.9. Mods were underdrive pulleys, shorties, exhaust, and intake. I swear I seen around 18mpg in that truck. I guess it was a factory freak.
Did you have the 3 piece underdrive set with the alternator pulley? Was it worth it?
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I heard super chips is the best thing to get for helping gas milage
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