Getting 15.3 mpg after new shocks and air springs

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  3. Maybe that's the reason my gas mileage sucks! My shocks are shot!
  4. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Hmmm, never heard of such a thing but still, its good MPG's regardless!!
  5. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Body roll kills gas mileage. You also get better traction w/ the air springs so less torque is applied therefore gaining gas mileage.
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  7. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

  8. BBLoom

    BBLoom BBLoom

    Brinker pretty much said it but I just finished a dynamics class where we studied the effect of shocks on gas mileage. If you think about it, the better your shocks are, the less your truck will accelerate in the up and down direction and the side to side direction. The less accel. you have in the off-plane directiion, the less your engine has to pull because it is only moving one direction.
  9. pooleo

    pooleo New Member

    16.5 gallon tank on an ext cab.....? dont all ext cab have ~ 20 gallon
  10. 19.3 gallons is what I have. Probably the difference is because he has a steppie
  11. pooleo

    pooleo New Member

    I got a steppi and it takes 20
  12. Hmmmm.....Idk then lol aftermarket?
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  14. pooleo

    pooleo New Member

    A-HA! checked out All super cabs have 19.5 from at least 99 to 09

    Reg. Cab short box - 16.5

    Reg. Cab long box - 20

    Ext. Cab Short box - 19.5
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  16. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    I always thought mine had less lol. Iv run it pretty dang close to empty and it still takes about 16-17 gallons.

    Anyways, this makes me wanna put shocks on the El Camino lol. It only has a single shock...
  17. ob269

    ob269 New Member

    Great to hear you're getting better fuel mileage Craig!

    And no Pete, the reason you're mileage sucks is cause you hammer on it all the time.. When I followed you for that twnety miles you were pretty rough on it..

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