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Old 04-19-2011, 11:53 PM
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Default 96 - 2000 1500 Fuel Milage ??

I'm considering a 96-2000 1500 4x4 and I'm wondering what real world
gas milage I can expect with either the 5.2 or 5.9

Also what are the most common problems to be aware of ?
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My 01 with the 5.9L and 4:10 rear I am at 12.5. I have exhaust, intake, and a programmer done to get me there. But I started out around 10mpgs.
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Hello and welcome to the site!

My 01 with the 5.9L and 4:10 rear I am at 12.5. I have exhaust, intake, and a programmer done to get me there. But I started out around 10mpgs.
Bummer, I was hoping it would be closer to the window sticker rating
of 11-16 before doing work to improve it

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With the normal rear end (3:55 I think) you could probably be in that range especially with the 5.2,
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I ad a 97 5.9 from new over 200,000 got constant 11 about town 16 on a run. Problems rear axle at about 150,000, replaced petrol pump, replaced catalytic convertor. the truck is still running well in N Cal .
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I had a 2000 rcsb 4x4 on 36"tires 5 1/2" skyjacker with the 318 w/k&n drop in and was getting around 13 mpg in a rural area most roads 55 and interstate driving..only 2 problems I ever had was the water pump at about 100k and the DEATH wobble....
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