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Old 09-21-2012, 12:00 PM
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I drive about 22 miles to work each way. I trip the computer in the dash in my driveway before my morning commute (I set the cruise between 60-65mph...it is 5 am though) and it shows 21-22mpg for the way to work. On the way home I am driving much more agressive and when I trip the mileage computer again, I get home and it shows about 16-17mpg for the ride home. It's a 70% interstate drive/30% secondary roads. Overall, my last two fill-ups have seen 17.9 and 17.6 respectively on the ECU for the full tank. Prior to getting my K&N drop-in I was seeing easily 1-2 miles per gallon less economy so I am a believer that the filter works for sure.

Oh yeah I always run 89oct too.
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'11 Outdoorsman 4x4
5.7
89 octane

15 mile commute, one way, 80% hwy with rush hour traffic on it.
16.5 mpg summer, 15 winter

city
around 13

hwy
55-60mph 18-20mpg
65-75 17-18
one trip 60 miles, 60 mph avg, 10 mph tailwind 22 mpg
one trip to ND with near blizzard conditions, 30mph+ headwind 10 mpg

All on trip computer.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:41 PM
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I average 10mpg around town. I drive fairly tame for the most part. I don't really deal with traffic, but stop signs every other block and some traffic lights have me going brake-gas-brake-gas like crazy. The best I ever got on a long distance drive was 14mpg. This all based on the info center on the dash. Seems pretty accurate. I only use 87 octane.
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best i got around town was 17.2 and that was driving like my mother just to see how much my mpg would go up. i get 13.5 to just under 16 mixed driving.
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You can see over in my info that I've got the '11 Outdoorsman too.
I run 89 octane and have a very open exhaust and CAI. I have NEVER gotten over 16 mpg unless on a road trip. I'm almost exclusive in-town driving, with MDS off, and get 13.5 mpg every fill up. I don't granny it, but I don't kill it either. I drive it like a truck. It's loud and I love to hear it.
None of the mods I did help mpg AT ALL. Made some more power though.

Remember guys - what your computer says is probably about 1-1.5 mpg better than actual hand calculating. I've kept records EVERY time I've filled up since I bought it a year ago and the computer is always more generous.
Also, the Outdoorsman has 3.92 gears - better for giddyap as opposed to the 3.55 in other 1500s for better mpg.
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My 2011 Ram Longhorn Hemi gets 13.6-14 city, 20.5-21 highway. Drop in K/N filter. Truck was born with cold air induction, no need to buy one.
My son-in-law put a catback daul exhaust on his 2011 Longhorn, his MPG stayed the same as mine, but he did gain a ticket for excessive noise.
I drive 70-75 on the highway, 25-45 city. Maybe its the clean Montana air or alttude.
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The mileage may get better after you get some KM's on the odometer. Mine did.

But WTH??? It's a truck with a HEMI.
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Is the MPG claims in the OP hand calculated or based on the instrument cluster readout?
I am wondering the same thing. The overhead console in my truck is ALWAYS lower than what I actually am getting, usually off 1.5 mpg but is sometimes off by up to 3 mpg
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That is what i average, but then again I have the 1st hemi from 03

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I use to complain about my MPG, but then again this is my first RAM/truck. Some people embellish the truth sometimes also. If I drove upwards of 70% hwy I could get well over the 16 mpg. There are so many factors to consider when talking about our RAM and MPG's. Did you have running boards, step bars added. Bullbar, a cap, etc. All weight added. Do you dive less than 5 miles to work? I drive like 3 miles to work. For this year so far I am averaging 13.8 MPG's. That is all driving and I do not go by the dash readout. That is real miles divided by real gallons put in. I log every drop of gas that goes in. I have done so since I bought my RAM May 11, 2010. I want to know if something starts to mess up, I can see what I am getting as far as MPG's go. I averaged 13.5 last year, so I am ahead, so far. Now if I just take into account the trips I have taken, that changes the story. I have gotten a low of 16 mpg and a high of 19 mpg on the highway. The low was 5 people and luggage also it was in the winter time below freezing most all the way from Ohio to Mississippi. If you want better MPG's, get a car. You will not see better until they start getting all the 8-speed transmissions and grill shutters, etc added. We are driving 2.5 tons of beast around and it is thirsty. I love my RAM. It may suck 7-9 months out of the year, but when a real hard winter sets in, I do not want anything else to drive except my RAM 4x4 Hemi.
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