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Old 01-03-2010, 09:47 AM
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That's great gas mileage for our trucks!
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I took the boy to hockey, i was getting average 16mpg @ 70 mph with 3.93 gears no MDS. On the back road home was getting 21mpg @ 40mph with MDS engaged the whole time
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The best I have gotten is 24.3 MPG on a 90 mile round trip... all highway, 70-75 mph average... seems the truck gets better gas mileage the faster you go.

This spring I am going to take a trip to vegas, so that will be a 550 mile trip, and am curious to see what the mileage will be.
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The best I have gotten is 24.3 MPG on a 90 mile round trip... all highway, 70-75 mph average... seems the truck gets better gas mileage the faster you go.

This spring I am going to take a trip to vegas, so that will be a 550 mile trip, and am curious to see what the mileage will be.
Interesting comment as I have often wondered since buying my truck where the ultimate cruising speed for fuel economy is? Most comment on z forum seem drive about the 67, 68 mph for fuel economy.
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I don't see how you guys are getting near 20 mpgs.
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I took a trip to the beach over the summer, before doing any mods to my truck, driving 80-85MPH and got 21.5 MPG.
Since I added the Diablosport, Magnaflow, K&N, and 4.10 gears, the best I,ve gotten was 17.5MPG when driving 80-85MPH on the freeway.
I'm sure the 4.10's have alot to do with the drop in mileage, but if I were worried about MPG I would have bought a rice burner or some type of hybrid. That's just not an option!!!
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I don't know if you guys are talking about real MPG or trip computer reported MPG. My trip computer is always optimistic. It seems to be about 6% high. For example, the other day I filled up with it reporting 17.2, but the math worked out to 16.17. I seem to get better mileage if I run at 65 MPH.
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The mileages are great for some of you but you dont telll us what engine you have, gear ratio or if its 2 or 4 wheel drive. Give us the whole scoop.
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To get the best mileage pay more attention to the engine RPMs. Of course no one expect extremely good gas mileage with a pickup but we also don't want gas hogs digging into our wallets. The gas prices are jumping again so this will get more important.
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Per EVIC, 19.8 with slight tailwind, 99.9999% flat highway, cruise set on 62-63. Approx 135 miles. The same 135 back, EVIC reduced it to 18.0. Running 70 MPH into a 'moderate' headwind.

No MDS activation on either 'leg' of this trip. Once back in Houston, on the beltway where there are small 'rolling' hills, MDS kicks in at times, mileage went back up to low-mid 18's. 65-70 mph.

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