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Old 09-20-2013, 02:42 AM
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your mileage MAY vary

my 2009 HEMI w/ 5 speed, weighed 5300 pounds before i got in it & drove it off the dealers lot
it has the 3.55 rear end

it now weighs 6300 pounds with me in it & another 180 pounds if i fill my auxiliary gas tank
I now have 95,000 miles on it

i get 15.6 MPG Highway when it is set up like this




i get 17.4 mpg when it is set up like this



when i go on vacation, i take most of the excess weight off & it looks like this & i see 19 & 20 MPG



this is in the bed all of the time



by the way, i don't use the top gear when i am in places where there are Stop signs & traffic lights
I do use Cruise Control on the highway
When gas prices are below $4 a gallon for mid grade, that is what i use

so YES, your mileage may vary
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Thats quite a rig ya got there!! Lol.


I could only imagine the wind that thing catches. Lol.
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Thought I'd update the thread since it was still going. I'm not getting 20 mpg I was hoping yet but in 2300 mi. it has gone from 17 to 18.5 with same type of driving and commute. Again this is in a 4x4 QC Hemi w/ 6 speed auto and 3.92 gear. Using 89 octane and switched to Mobil 1 synthetic.
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Good oil choice! I run 89 and mobil1 syn too.

By chance do you run 10% ethonal gas? I seem to usually pick up 1-2 mpg running 100% gas 89 octane


You might have mentioned it but im too lazy to go back and look lol
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it has gone from 17 to 18.5 with same type of driving and commute. Again this is in a 4x4 QC Hemi w/ 6 speed auto and 3.92 gear. Using 89 octane and switched to Mobil 1 synthetic.
You must drive with the cruise on 99% of the time! My 4x4 reg cab with 3:92 gears is lighter and I have been babying it for the last 3 tanks and I'm averaging 17 mpg's and most of the time I'm running 55-60 with the cruise on....Good choice on the oil, I have been running mobil 1 synthetic since the first oil change.
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Good oil choice! I run 89 and mobil1 syn too.

By chance do you run 10% ethonal gas? I seem to usually pick up 1-2 mpg running 100% gas 89 octane


You might have mentioned it but im too lazy to go back and look lol
not sure who's gas is ethanol and who's isn't lol. Usually go to a shell station, 20 cents off per gallon with a car wash purchase so lessens the cost of the wash lol. I fill up about every four days so she stays clean!

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You must drive with the cruise on 99% of the time! My 4x4 reg cab with 3:92 gears is lighter and I have been babying it for the last 3 tanks and I'm averaging 17 mpg's and most of the time I'm running 55-60 with the cruise on....Good choice on the oil, I have been running mobil 1 synthetic since the first oil change.
yeah I got anal and put the oil in at 1K miles lol. I always drive with the cruise on to save fuel unless in a hilly area and drive as fuel conscience as possible that way I can afford to romp on it every once in a while.

I should point out that I think she gets just as good of mpg 55 or under in 5th gear as she does doing 60 in 6th. Less On and off again with the MDS from the engine not having to push the taller gear.
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If its shell then its most likely 10% it good gas though!!!
Hell, with the discount after the carwash id keep doing that. Lol


Itll say in the pump "this product contains a maximum of 10% ethonal.
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If its shell then its most likely 10% it good gas though!!!
Hell, with the discount after the carwash id keep doing that. Lol


Itll say in the pump "this product contains a maximum of 10% ethonal.
Yeah I just stick with brand name stuff. If its got ethanol than so be it but its gonna be better than all the cheap discount gases. Some say its all the same but I say there's gotta be a reason why the cheap stuff is cheaper. Now that you mention it though just for shits and giggles I think I will find a station that doesn't use ethanol and see if there's an MPG difference. Would probably take till the 2nd tank before the CPU makes any necessary adjustments to benefit from it.
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I dont know what brands yall have up there, but here phillips 66 have 100% .

Just tryin to make your search a little easier. Lol
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One last update. I now have 2700 miles on her. Average MPG on EVIC display was 19.0, dividing miles driven by gallons used came to 19.3, even used the same pump for ultimate accuracy lol. These numbers are combined mpg, not strictly highway. I'd say the 20 mpg I was hoping for should be attainable with more miles on her. Quite happy with not spending extra loot for the 8 speed as I'm pleased with the 6 speed's performance and economy. To conclude, in my case, break-in mpg was less.
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