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Old 06-28-2013, 11:09 PM
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Just recently went on a highway trip with my 12' rcsb 4.7L. I recently bought it so I was pretty interested on what mpg I could get compared to the sticker numbers (14/20). After driving averaging about 65 mph, I got 22.2 mpg and was hand calculated. Im pretty happy with it compared to the sticker numbers thanks to a few changes such as a k & n air filter and maxing out my tire pressure. These numbers were from 20% city/ 80% highway!



Here is a vid I did to help those who are in need of some tips. I hope to soon reach my goal of 25 mpg in the near future.
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Sweet I am getting about 16.8 out of my QC going to and from work %100 state road at 75 mph
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That's excellent! Keep your foot out of it and you can expect that kind of mileage consistently.
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Was it purchased new or used?
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define "maxing" tire pressure. blow-outs suck. so does improper tire wear from overpressure.
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Was it purchased new or used?
Purchased with only 5000 miles on it
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define "maxing" tire pressure. blow-outs suck. so does improper tire wear from overpressure.
My truck currently has the Goodyear wranglers sr-a's which have a max pressure of 44 psi. They are sitting fine with that pressure as well. Doesn't look to be over-inflated. Im also located here in Texas where we have reached 100 degrees already.
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You are playing with fire running those tires at such a high PSI.....
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my wife's '12 SLT QC with the 4.7 2wd gets around 25 if she drives 60 on the highway, 22-23 if driving 70.

my '12 Outdoorsman CC with Hemi 4wd and about 800# in the bed will get about 17 when driving 70-75. IF i use 87 oct pure gas i get closer to 20!

On a side note my wife tested a couple tanks of E-85 since hers is FF and her mileage dropped to 18 at best! We figured it up and E-85 would have to be nearly .90 cheaper a gallon to make it worth getting.
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I hope mine gets there when she is broke in.
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