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Old 11-30-2010, 10:56 AM
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Alright so I just bought a 2010 Ram with the 4.7l. I'm getting what I expected for gas mileage (roughly 14.7 around town) but was wondering if anyone has feedback on adding a K&n intake and Tonneau cover. Exhaust will have to wait till middle of next year.
Is it worth the expense. I'm talking about dropping somewhere in the neighborhood of $700 to make this happen
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Im seeing a small increase in mpg with my k&n performance intake in town,im getting almost 16 mpg with my 4x4,i drive about 14 miles to work and serval short trips down the street to pick up parts for work,but it sounds really good when I get on it lol.Dont know about the cover,mine still on the wish list
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I saw a small increase with a tonneau and .5 to 1 mpg i have a extang solid tri-fold.. and i also invested in a K&N aircharger intake (even though its not legal in PA).. and that opened up everything nicely. im getting around 18-21 depending on how hard im driving or if i want to hear the intake. and im even in the hills of PA.

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Thank you for the feedback guys. Going to target both by spring. The cover mostly so i can lock things in the bed, but the intake sounds like a good investment long term.
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Just make sure you dont let your tailgate unlocked as the cover i have is pretty simple to take off.
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I'll keep that in mind, but then again, I'm the guy who leaves his brand new truck running while i go pour a coffee at 7-eleven in the morning.
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I really love this truck though. Pretty happy I joined the Ram community. Ford pushed me away.
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I think the cover will improve mileage a bit but the biggest benefit of those is covering/securing items in the bed.

The intake will help mileage a bit. You won't see a huge improvement nor realize full benefit of the intake until you do get the exhaust done.
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