I've wanted a truck for a while now and FINALLY got a Ram
1500 Lonestar Crew Cab with a 5.7L HEMI. I absolutely love it, and I'm having 0 buyer regrets!
But of course, there is the never-ending curiousity about better gas mileage. I was determining whether or not to get a bed cover, so I did some research. For every article I find that says bed covers improve mpg
, I can find an article that says it's a myth (most articles that say covers improve MPG are on sites trying to SELL bed covers).
I've read more into various forums and, aside from bed covers, I see 3 things continue to pop up.
1) Cold air intake
2) Computer programmer
3) Free flow exhaust
Although, after looking into these I've found many disagree with them as well.
I don't know enough about engines
to make a best-guess decision for myself. So, any help?? ASIDE from the obvious - slowing down, light foot on the gas, using cruise control....what are some options? Are there any options worth the money it will cost?
Yes, I know I bought a HEMI
, and really - I'm not complaining at all. I love my truck and will probably never drive anything else. I just thought if there's room for improvement, why not do it now while it's still new???
suggestions/help would be GREATLY appreciated!