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Factory Spec: 4.7-liter V8 engine - 310 horsepower, 330 lb-ft of torque.


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View Poll Results: Are you happy with your 4.7L V8?
Love my 4.7 179 42.32%
Kind of wish I went with the 5.7 121 28.61%
REALLY wish I went with the 5.7 93 21.99%
I'm not picky.. 30 7.09%
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:06 AM
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i just wish the 4.7 had a few more engine mods available.
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i think this motor had more than enough kick for towing and hauling. i come from a 375awhp and 405 ft lbs car and im happy with my truck.
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Good thread, learned a lot.

I traded for my 03 used, it has 27k, a 5 speed stick and 3;92 gears with 20 inch wheels and original tires. Stock under the hood totally, with new air filter element.

I have put about 1500 miles on it, most of it hauling a loaded trailer down to Table Rock lake in Mo.

It got 12 pulling the trailer, mostly at 70+ mph. 15 on the hiway, on the return trip without the trailer, but the bed was loaded.

Lots of down shifting in them hills, especially pulling the trailer.

I would like to have the Hemi, as I have one in my Challenger and love it, 13s and 28mpg.

But, the 4.7 is starting to win me over, and I look forward to learning more about it, and hopefully improving it's performance.
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I hate mine.. my heads up display say's im getting around 8.1-9mpg just driving to and from work. i had to pull my wifes car on a trailer ones, it was about a 8min drive to where i had to take it and it drunk about quarter a tank of gas... idk, but i think something is wrong with my truck...
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^ yes somethings wrong there lol.
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the thing that makes me mad is.. my friend with a 02 dodge ram sitting on 41" iroks gets better mpg then me..
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It's likely something like plugs & wires, etc.... do you have anything aftermarket on your truck? more info...
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the only aftermarket things on my truck is the tires (that i know off) and i had the stealership go in and fix my speedometer since it was off with the tires, and that is when my mpg went down. before then i was getting like... 10 or 11 around town and 12 on the highway.
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It dropped with the tires, or with the dealerships speedo fix?

What size tires? and what gearing do you have? If you're anything under a 35" tire I'd expect you to be getting better mpg than what you are getting. My dads 4.7L 2005 truck gets 17mpg city or hwy avg...
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it dropped after the dealership did the speedo fix. and im running 305-70/17 and my gears are 3.55
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