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Old 02-03-2009, 06:04 PM
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I just purchased a 2007 Ram 1500 4x4 Quad Cab and am extremely please with it thus far, it's only been less than a week. I knew the gas mileage going in and am perfectly fine with it.....but, what mods have you guys done to get just a little extra mileage out of your engines?

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Old 02-03-2009, 07:39 PM
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Yea i wish i knew too. I only average 10 mpg with very few mods! oh well i love my truck. I guess my wifes Honda and its 30 mpg makes up for my lack of.
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Hi.. there are several mpg devoted threads... perform a search and you'll find a lotta info

BTW 10 mpg seems to be worringly low ... sorta draggin' at every traffic light, uh?
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We need to know what kind of Mods you have on the truck????? 10 MPG stinks even with a lift and larger tires/wheels
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Ok I know your not going to like to hear this but here it goes...... I've only added on a CAI and a leveling kit but the best I've found so far for better miles per gallon is not to get into the gas I know thats not what we want to hear but if I drive the ram at around 60 mph on the highway I can push her to about 20+ MPG if I get into it (which I do alot) mpg drop back to the 15 range but I knew that when I bought her so I'm not complaining
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My truck gets 22.5 mpg on the highway and all I have done is a diablo predator.
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26 in town, 24 on the highway... 5.9 is a sweetheart....... doesn't need mods... it's got more than it needs
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after I installed airaid cold air intake kit I'm getting about 14,, no highway on Guam mostly push hard at traffic lights.. so far so good.. have them reset and tried cruise control on the back road to airforce base.(5~6miles) got almost 19MPG.. I think MDS works well (2,900 on the meter still in break in period)
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:44 PM
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i have a 2004 dodge ram 1500 quad cab v8 4.7 magnum and i average 10-12 mpg how can i fix this problem to get better gas milage to the gallon
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:54 PM
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Improving air in and air out increases engine efficiency so look into a CAI and a catback exhaust.

Some programmers will also help.

None of these will drastically improve fuel mileage. Even though it sounds trite, right foot moderation does wonders. And, it's a truck...big, heavy, lower gears than passenger cars, it has a V8. So you aren't gonna get 4 cylinder, econobox mileage out of it.

And jag08, why not put up an introduction post in the Newbie Section! Tell us about you, your truck, interests, hobbies etc...we love the noob intros! And, post up some pics of that truck!

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