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Old 03-29-2009, 11:44 PM
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Ok, first of all, I know Dodges are notorious for their horrible gas mileage. Doesn't make me hate my truck, just something you sacrifice when owning a Ram. My question is this, I have a 2003 Ram Laramie 4x4 w/the 5.9L V8 (360)... With that said I get roughly 10.5 in the city, which is all the driving I do, I dont dare to take this beast on the interstate (thats what the wifes 4runner is for) the mpg either stays the same or even drops below 10. I have some Goodyear All-terrain tires on it, not sure of the metric size but I know they measure a tad over 34". I only have a single in dual out flowmaster, and a k&n filter. Is there anything I can do, intake, better exhaust, programmer... etc... that has PROVEN results to boost the mpg any? Help a newbie out!!!
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:39 PM
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ok so there are a few things the point of getting it out on the highway is that after time of city driving your engine develops carbon build up (gas milage killer) the highway helps that you get it up to a hot running temp. and it blows out and burns it but if thats what you get thats what you get. if you got some cash in you back pocket you can try a few things if you care about your engine (like every good car and truck owner) try something called the condensator. i know, in know if you have heard of them its always a 50/50 chance with what everyone thinks of them i never cared for them had a few friends run them help the gas mileage 1 or 2 but the stuff that came out of that engine was amazing now i put and old one in my truck from my friend got 1 mpg and after one oil change horrible, horrible things came out and stayed out of my engine. check it out www.condensator.com
a few other things headers tone the exhaust make the engine last longer and better mpg.
or go cheap things like grandpa driving, fuel injector cleaner, good motor oil, change the necessary fluids, such as differentials.
34 inch tires aren't so bad especially if there are all season or all terrain but smaller tires do help.
with all that said i have a 2000 360 5.9L i do have a single in dual out flowmaster just like yours even with the k&n intake i have 265/75 tires they are mudders but worn out all together i get 12 in town and around 15-16 highway.
well good luck
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:01 PM
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Do you know there are any programmers that help?? I know i've seen on TV before that there are programmers that have several settings, basically from a fuel economy setting, all the way to a "balls to the wall-type" high performance setting. Man if I could get 12-city I would be happy... lol
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:14 PM
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I believe the Hypertech programmers have an economy setting. You can select two or three different tunes to use depending on conditions, such as economy/normal, tow/haul, and performance.

You might check out Hypertech's website for your application.

Better air in/better air out makes an engine more efficient as well. I'd look into a cold air intake and a freer flowing catback exhaust.

Also, some of the synthetic lubes (Royal Purple is one) has documented proof that using their lubes in differentials and transmissions can improve mileage and allow the components to run cooler, reducing wear.

Lastly, while the RAM is styled like a brick, those 34's with a lift create significant wind resistance. Not much you can do about that.
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what he said the lift and meats hurt the auro dynamics insanely bad but i can't quite remember all the tune up programmers there is quite a few of them if you do a search i know their out there somewhere just time to go looking or if someone has one for you
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I have an 02 with a 360 and just got a tune up kit with 8mm wires and a new coil hope it helps with milege a lil and the superchips flashpaq tuner modle 3815 i think has a milage setting
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buy a bullydog chip, they're expensive but it'll pay for itself.
increased horsepower and better gas mileage.
my brother works for bullydog here in texas.
so if you have any questions, i can get you answers,
or see for yourself, call bullydog man.
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logannull, can you please tell us what could be the improvement in gas milage with the bullydog chip?

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oh i just re-read, i thought it was the cummins.
nevermind, bullydog doesnt make anything for the 5.9 V8.
sorry for the false information.
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logannull, i am planning to by a cummins what is the effect of this chip in this engine?
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