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Factory Spec: 4.7-liter V8 engine - 310 horsepower, 330 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 10-14-2010, 10:54 AM
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My work truck 06 Ram 3500 5.9 Mega cab 4x4 6 speed. Got 16-18 on the hwy all the time.
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another thing that will help is tire size and design if u have a really soft mud bogging tires thats going to eat your milage because of resistance, now if you go with some General Grabbers or Goodyear Wrangler HPs that should improve mileage and also rim size 20x9's more weight more road resistance 17x8's less weight and a smaller tire area, better mileage
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i have 17" chromies with goodyear wranglers on there now. probably what they'll be replaced with when they get changed. don't need a super aggressive mud tire or anything like that.
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My 1500 with me in it, weighs 58xx and change. That's almost 3 tons. The 13-14 MPG is actually good, compared to the 1970's and older vehicles that were a similar weight but got 8-9 MPG.

I didn't buy my truck for the MPG.
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my truck dont seem to do that bad on highway i can get about 16.8 -18 mpg and thats just stock im getting ready to add dual exhaust and a cold air intake and ram air hood hopefully i should hit close to 19 or so lol
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Look into the HHO generator if you want to get better mpg, a guy here at works say he's getting 30T mpg, but they don't work in cold northern weather. I'm from Kokomo, Indiana and we have some cold winter days. I haven't talked to him personally, but I will next week I plan on installing a HHO generator this spring for some enhanced mods with fuel additives such as HHO, I know they work I just don't know much about them.
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Never heard of an hho generator
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Goggle HHO generator, these devices pull water apart into gas form called "browns gas". Research this online and you'll find plenty of information. Youtube has alot of videos of HHO generators. Its taking water into a gas form and mixes this at the intake to increase the fuel mixture, I know it works. Look up water torches for more information, this is no joke. The devices cost about 600-800 dollars for the good ones, but would pay for themselves overtime. I just know they have trouble in extreme cold weather enviroments. Take a look and let me know what you find, its interesting what you'll learn.

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A good mpg mod is removing the stock clutch fan in favor of an electric one. that supplemented with a CAI and fullexhaust will help things. some tuners as well will help. but like we have all said, these damn trucks are so heavy and require a lot of force, especially in town, to get moving.

I'm getting around 13.5 with about 50/50 driving and am "trying" to baby it. haha.
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Goggle HHO generator, these devices pull water apart into gas form called "browns gas". Research this online and you'll find plenty of information. Youtube has alot of videos of HHO generators. Its taking water into a gas form and mixes this at the intake to increase the fuel mixture, I know it works. Look up water torches for more information, this is no joke. The devices cost about 600-800 dollars for the good ones, but would pay for themselves overtime. I just know they have trouble in extreme cold weather enviroments. Take a look and let me know what you find, its interesting what you'll learn.

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There was a recent discusion about this on another board. It all seems to boil down to ... yes, you can generate Hydrogen from water via electrolysis ... yes, you can burn that hydrogen in your engine ... but you still can't violate the laws of thermodynamics, so you don't likely gain anything. The electrical cost of generating Hydrogen is greater than the gain produced by burning. Perpetual motion is just not possible.

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