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I have a 2004 qcab 4wd 3.92 gears 265 70 17 tires no mods whatsoever except a bed cover...the overhead console says 13.9 at the end of every week...I drive about 20 miles round trip on the highway every day keeping it around 70 which is about 2000 2100 on the tac...with gas going up&@&$?!!!!!? I would love to get a little more..but I also wanted to lift it and get a beefier set of tires on her...was looking into cai and chips but I would rather spend $ on the suspension and tires...
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I have a 2004 qcab 4wd 3.92 gears 265 70 17 tires no mods whatsoever except a bed cover...the overhead console says 13.9 at the end of every week...I drive about 20 miles round trip on the highway every day keeping it around 70 which is about 2000 2100 on the tac...with gas going up&@&$?!!!!!? I would love to get a little more..but I also wanted to lift it and get a beefier set of tires on her...was looking into cai and chips but I would rather spend $ on the suspension and tires...
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i get 10 in the city but 21 on the highway, but i have H/O cams and 10.5:1 .020'' over pistons with gibson headers and i think 3.55 gears
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I have 3.92 gears and comp says I average between 13.5 & 14.1 all city driving.
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Thats not bad. I might have to invest in a tonneau cover. Do you calulate manually or is it the didgital reading in the truck? I have 3:73 gears and 2x4. If I can raise mine in town to 14 and 20 on the hwy that would be great.
All my calculations came from the computer. I messed around with it on a recent trip to Florida. I would set the cruise at different speeds, reset the display and drive for 40-50 miles and note the average. 64 mph was the sweet spot on my truck as driving 63 or 65 nocked it down to 20-21 mpg. At 75 mph I was getting like 17-18. Also, my truck is all stock exept for a k&n filter and 265 70 17 Kumho Mojave A/T's not sure of the gear ratio. Definately go with a tonneau cover, not only did it help my mileage but I swear the truck handles better on the highway because of it. I picked up a Tonno pro tri-fold cover from Summitt for around $280 just as good as the $400+ extang one but half the price.
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I avg 15-17 city, 20-22 hwy, all day, 24/7/365. Unless the temp drops below 15 degrees F.
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I have an all stock 08 RWD with fiberglass tonneau cover and superchip on the 87 tune. 3.73 LSD rear end.

I get 16-18 overall average right now (which is 70% HILLY city driving and 30% highway), but on long trips i will pull off 20-22 avg.
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305/70s MTs air raid MIT superchips 87 tune only run 89 octane mbrp si/do catback and 3.92 gearing avg. about 12mpgs 15.5-17.5 hwy about 8.5 city...o well. My plans are to get more lift more tire and more power I see myself within in the next year shopping for a 2wd Dakota or Hemi Ram for DD so I can really beat on this in the woods and not worry about mpgs
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when i had my 03 QC 2wd w/ 3.92 Sure-grip, AT3030, AIRRAM intake... i was getting 14-14.5 (Hand-calculateed) driving 15 miles to work 1-way @ 65mph. the best i ever got was in WI on vacation... got 18 but i was driving 55mph everywhere. otw to WI pulling 2 bikes (1 in the bed, 1 on a trailer), doing 62-65 for roughly 800 miles, i got 11-13.
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