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Old 05-01-2011, 04:11 PM
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Hey - I'm sure some of you guys suffer from not so good mileage, like me - and some of you have some solutions.
I have a 2006 4 door with 5.7 liter hemi, auto trans and posi rear end. I have only about 45k miles on it. Have followed fluid and maintenance schedules. I replaced the factory air filter with a drop-in K&N unit. Everything else is pretty much "as bought." According to the overhead trip computer, I run from 13.5 to 14.5 mpg combining hwy and city (doesn't vary much.) When first bought It would show up to 18.5 MPG on the hwy at about 70 mph. I'm sure getting more air into it would help a lot. I don't want to alter anything that will show up at the dealer right now, 'cause I still a year left on my Mopar mtce plan. Any help, anyone?
I don't mind doing something I can undo before taking it in for service.
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Hey there Paul and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us! Sounds like a nice truck! Any pics? We'd love to see it! Yes, more air in would help and, from what I understand, it's easy to install and, also take off and return to stock when you need to take it in for service. A freer flowing exhaust would also help and I'm sure you'll get plenty of advice from other owners since we're all concerned about fuel mileage these days! Lots of great people and info here, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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I have an 07 hemi and just got back from a 6400 km road trip and averaged 20 mpgs and the highest i got was 23.4. i did all my calculations on paper not by the over head. cai and duals just put on and i think helped alot.
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