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Old 03-28-2011, 11:29 PM
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Default Any advice for better fuel economy?

I was wondering if anybody had any advice to help my fuel milage. I have about 3,300 miles on my truck and havent had any problems, except that my fuel milage isnt very good.

I was thinking about an exhaust. Will this help any? I kinda want to do it anyways to get a little rumble but was curious if it would help any.

I was also thinking about an aftermarket air intake. Will this help at all?

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I have had pretty good luck with STP fuel treatment. Both the new exhaust and the air intake should help to.
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When I installed my CAI and Mufflex My MPG actually went down. With the stock setup the same 85 mile trip to work and back I avg 18 MPG now with the CAI and mufflex I avg 17 MPG sometimes a little lower. Im guessing now that more air is going in its throwing more fuel as well. This is on 87 Octane. I hear 89 Octane will give better milage I just havent tried it.

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You will be lucky to see a 1 MPG increase with an intake and exhaust on, if any at all. Its all about driving style. What kind of mileage are you getting now? What did you expect to get with a truck?
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I dont think there is anything that will show you any significant gains ... You will do the most help by taking the foot off the pedel no matter how many fords and chevs pass by ... great for the fuel economy ... bad for moral. You can add all the flashy do dads costing hundreds of dollars ... but like its been said ... its all in your driving habits when its said and done. Learn that ... then waste your money
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if an after market add on was available to increase mpg, it would come standard on the truck. dodge wants to improve mpg as much as you do. i often drive like a nearly blind grandpa, keep my tires aired up and get the best mileage possible. i am avg 16 mpg. for what i drive i find this to be outanding mpg. also knowing that the hemi may be the last fun v-8 i ever own, "smaller engines with higher hp are in the future", i still have to take the truck out and slam the pedal to the floor and have fun. my point is, our trucks are never going to get high mpg's, they are what they are. you have three choices, by a more economical beater car for mpg, i never saw this as as a cost effective option, get rid of your truck and get an economic small car, or just enjoy your truck.
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I just took a long trip to P.A. from NJ. round trip was 250 miles on rt80. On the way up it was in drive avg mpg 13.9 on the way back i put in manual 5th gear avg 16.5
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My Ram is on a railcar on it's way to me, however when I bought my Dakota way back when it took a good 8 to 10,000 miles before she really settled down and gave great mileage (for a truck). I find with all the trucks I've owned if you keep your foot off the firewall and drive it smart the economy goes way up.
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When I read the header I laughed to myself and though..."let go of the gas"!!!! They say the best gas mileage is when your off the gas pedal...see a red light ahead..let go of the gas and roll...coming up to a stop sign....let off the gas and let it roll...in traffic, leave some space in front of you so you can roll...I only have a little over 700 miles on mine now but I'm getting 14mpg for all round driving and we still have the crappy winter gas. Once I'm full broken in and the summer gas is out, I expect to do even better.

Exhaust and a CAI is cool but with the extra rumble you'll probably be into the gas a lot more....lol
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When I read the header I laughed to myself and though..."let go of the gas"!!!! They say the best gas mileage is when your off the gas pedal...see a red light ahead..let go of the gas and roll...coming up to a stop sign....let off the gas and let it roll...in traffic, leave some space in front of you so you can roll...I only have a little over 700 miles on mine now but I'm getting 14mpg for all round driving and we still have the crappy winter gas. Once I'm full broken in and the summer gas is out, I expect to do even better.

Exhaust and a CAI is cool but with the extra rumble you'll probably be into the gas a lot more....lol
exactly, the harder you break at lights and stop signs the more gas your going to use, anticipate the lights if possible, this way you can avoid coming to complete stops.
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