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Old 03-08-2014, 02:04 AM
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'07 Dodge Ram 2500 quad cab ( Cummins)

Start date: May 3, 2013
End date: Jun 27, 2013
Distance: 2,009.6 miles
Fuel used: 35.000 gallons
Total time (key-on): 79 hours, 29 minutes
Total time (engine-on): 18 hours, 32 minutes
Average ambient temperature: 70.2 deg F
Average in-cab mileage display: 59.38 mpg
Actual measured mileage: 57.42 mpg
Calculated average speed (from key on time): 25.3 mph

Vehicle mods:
Removed diesel particulate filter (DPF) (EPA sh!t)
Removed diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC)(EPA sh!t)
Removed NOx adsorber(EPA sh!t)
Removed EGR system(EPA sh!t)
Removed intake throttle plate(EPA sh!t)
Re-routed CCV vent to atmosphere(EPA sh!t)
Smarty Jr tuner: fuel economy tune, most advanced timing
Upper grille block
Lower grille block
Tires at 75 psi (max sidewall is 80 psi)
Using block heater to pre-warm
Dual 150W oil pan heaters
Tonneau cover
Engine oil: Amsoil Series 3000 Synthetic 5W-30 HDD
Differential oil: Amsoil Severe Gear Synthetic Extreme Pressure Gear Lube 75W-90
Engine blanket
Homemade ram cold air intake
-Change to synthetic transmission fluid
-Front belly pan
-Engine compartment insulation
-Fog lamp hole block
-Kill switch
-Corrected odometer
-Disconnected intake grid heater(EPA sh!t)
-Various shifting/driving mods
-Schaeffer's Diesel Treat 20

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...5-a-26259.html

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Kruilty, those are ASTOUNDING numbers. Forgive me for being only 90% convinced that it is real; I don't think you're lying it's just too unbelievable. But then, you really went above and beyond looking at your list of mods.

I'm curious about your driving methods because those are obviously make-or-break no matter what mods you do.
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Do you have any pictures of the mods you did? Curious to see it!
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I couldn't get the link to work. Those are incredible numbers. I am assuming you were using extreme hyper milling techniques to get that kind of mileage? The grid heater isn't EPA stuff at all, its to help the truck start easier and warm up quicker. In warmer temps it won't run much if at all. For getting the best possible mileage I can see why you would get rid of it, it puts a heck of a load on the altenator which of course uses fuel.

Hey, my best tank of fuel is somewhere around 18 mpg with my Cummins. Maybe with a tail wind I could beat your record.
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H o l y c o w ! !

I've seen ONE documentary on extreme fuel mileage and the driving habits that it takes and I would fail MISERABLY!

Is this like coasting around curves, timing every traffic light, zero idle time?
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I saw your link and my sincere condolences to your German Shepherd, Diesel. I've grown up with 3 different ones since I was young enough to remember. Great friends. Very sorry for your loss.

Edit: Just noticed that was last year but STILL.
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was 75w140 the required differential lube? I've always wondered if it was really needed if you don't tow.
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