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Old 03-30-2012, 01:41 PM
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What are you guys getting. 4x4, standard, 2wd, all of your inputs please and list aftermarket stuff also

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when i compared window sticker mpg, there wasn't enough of a diff for me not to get a hemi. i have a rcsb sport 4x4 and get maybe 1 mpg better thn my wifes 04 4.7 in her grand cherokee, around 2 mpg better on the hwy. i am sure guys with newer 4.7 will chime in and give you a better comparison. i also have 3.55 gearing.
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4.7 with 3:55, then went to 3:92 earlier this week. I am not at home to drive the truck but the wife reports little/no change in fuel economy, only in driveability. Consistently 15+ in town and 20-22hwy. 4.7 4x4 quad cab.
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also, 4.7 is a long lived engine, not much aftermarket add ons that i am aware of.
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4x4 quad cab 5.7 HEMI 3:55 gears, 25 months ownership with average MPG sitting at 16.3 liters/100km. Very pleased. Had the 4.7 with 3:92 gears in an 08 Dakota, it's MPG was worse, ^19 liters/100km.
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don't forget to compare gearing and 4x4 vs 2wd. also. what do you plan to use your truck for. might save some dollars by trying the the new pentastar 6 cyl when the 13s come out.
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4X4, stock with 3:55 gears, QC. consistently getting a little over 20mpg on hwy or 13.7 L/100km
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