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Old 04-13-2014, 05:05 PM
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OK plugs in .. The hardest ones were the two pass side rear other then that I've seen allot worse. Put on the flowmaster and went for a ride .. no bump in mpg at all but I only went around 20 miles . Plus I was getting into it a bit with the new sound. My old plugs looked brown and a little caroadsd but they were still gapped right so I'm hoping the new plugs make a difference
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Swaggerville ram what tires are you running with 50 psi?
Sorry did not see this post
Duratrac's 285/70r17 load range D

In reality with any tire, the tire pressure goes hand in hand with the load rating.
Higher load rating=higher tire pressure, since 10 ply, and 8 ply tires don't have that many ply's its a rating based on construction and psi
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A few hundred miles on the new plugs and no real bump in milage at all. Does this thing really only get 14 mpg on the highway with the mds? I would think ram could do better then that
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I have an S&B Intake, TBS, and Diablosport tuner and I've never experienced better fuel economy than when it was stock personally... but then again I was probably driving it a lot nicer when she was brand new.
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Don't forget to reset your MPG calculator. If you don't, it will always show around a 13 mpg fuel mileage.
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I have an S&B Intake, TBS, and Diablosport tuner and I've never experienced better fuel economy than when it was stock personally... but then again I was probably driving it a lot nicer when she was brand new.
Funny how that works, eh? LOL!!!

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As far as better MPG, there are the basics,,, Good air filter/tire pressure/engine in good running order, etc.

WARNING!!! DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF YOU HAVE A RAGING CASE OF "IGOTTAMOD!" THE INFO LISTED BELOW WILL BE HIGHLY DISCOURAGING!!!!

Changing the exhaust won't provide better MPG because a lifetime supply of 'Igottahearitroar' is included with each and every new system,,,,

#1 way to get better MPG??? SLOW DOWN!!!

Coast,,,, Rolling up to stoplights is far better than 'blast and brake'

When it turns green,,, ease off the line. I swear, it never fails,, the cars that blast off the line get multiple car lengths on me ASAP, but I end up catching back up with them in a 1/2 block so,,, who got where first?

Lift kits and jumbo-sized tires???? HA!!! That's just asking for a MPG 'hit'

CAI's??? Been there / done that. Lotsa 'Igottahearitroar' included, and quite frankly, if the engine can't use 7,500 CFM, there's no gain to be had from a system that will flow 7,500 CFM.

For MPG, you simply can't beat a modern OEM intake system with a clean filter. As far as 'cold', the RAM already comes with a 100% 'cold' air system,,, Most aftermarket CAI's are not drawing 100% of their air from a cool source, so why they are sold as 'cold' air intakes,,, eh,, the world may never know,,,

Only use cruise on 'near flat' ground,,, If the vehicle has to downshift in cruise, chances are, you can do better by ditching cruise and properly using your momentum. Gain a little extra speed on the downhill then lose it (and then some) before cresting the next hill. (Don't do this to the extent of disrupting the flow of traffic, but 'riding the roller-coaster' will net you better mpg than powering up each and every hill in cruise)

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Reduce weight. Don't carry 'everything and the kitchen sink' with you. With the exception of perhaps emergency equipment, get rid of everything you don't use on a regular basis. Plan ahead, don't just carry a buncha crap you 'might' need,,,,,,, someday,,,,,,,, maybe,,,,,,,, for 'whatever',,,,,,,,,,

Use the lowest octane fuel the manufacturer recommends for your specific vehicle. (For the RAM 5.7 its typically 89, with 87 'acceptable') There is no more 'energy' in a gallon of 93 than there is a gallon of 87. Octane is, in lay-mens terms, resistance to ignition,,, Some low compression engines will actually carbon up if you run 93 through 'em, so don't 'assume' 'more is always better' when it come to octane. Octane needs to match the engines requirements. No more, no less.

As I spend a lot of time sitting in traffic/stop and go driving around Houston, I run 87. Out on the super-slab during trips, I'll opt for 89 at times.

Pretty sure I lost everyone by now,,, Yeah, I know,,, I'm just not any 'fun',, LOL!!!

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^^^^^ that all sounds right. Only thing I could add is place an egg under the gas pedal
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^ Only thing I could add is place an egg under the gas pedal
YEP!!!

My wife is a good driver as far as accidents, but dayum,,,,,, starts and stops are like a toggle switch to her!!!

She also holds the record(s) for the TOP 2 speeding tickets in our Family... (Both obtained in her 40's,,,)
91 in a 70 with a 2002 Honda Accord and 81 in a 65 with her 14 Edge,,,,

When we go somewhere, she'll say 'Lets take my car!!!',,, Needless to say, unless I feel like getting thrown around like I'm in a Rally race, we take MY TRUCK!!! LOL!

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IMHO the best thing for fuel economy in these trucks is to sell it and buy a Prius. We do drive trucks after all. Sure, we don't want our trucks to gulp fuel. But at the end of the day, they are still trucks. Just my take on it.
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Not sure how that would be the 'best thing for fuel economy in these trucks', unless, of course, the Prius was towing the RAM,,,
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