Very interesting.....

Discussion in '3.0 Engine' started by smmayer92, May 5, 2012.

  1. smmayer92

    smmayer92 New Member

    So I hopped in my truck the other day to make a little road trip. I live in Ft Myers Florida and took a drive up to Tampa ( aprox 3 hrs apart) to go see Big & Rich in concert. Anyway, my truck is a 98 single cab, long bed, 2wd, 3.0 with quite a few extra goodies along with a maintainance schedule that would make some porsche owners jeleous. I average about 225 to 250 miles per tank in town because I generally have a heavier foot in town to get around all the old farts and show off from time to time:whistling: I filled up at home and got on the interstate and ran between 75 and 80 mph while cruising, and possibly passed a line of tractor trailers doing in excess of 100 mph just for a short burst of passing but then returned to normal crusing again. After 6 hours of interstate driving and 2 hours of city stop and go ROUND TRIP, I returned home with 1/4 of a tank to spare and 328 miles on my trip odometer meaning that I averaged........ 20 MPG out of my truck:clap::clap::clap: I made all my calculatons, had my friend who was with me in the truck double check my math,and even called one more friend to make sure what I had just achieved was correct.

    So here is my question, who else is getting the good mpg's out of their ranger? Paricularlly want to hear from the Vulcan crew......
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  3. That's not bad. When I first got my truck and it had all terrains rather than mud terrains, no CB antennas to drag, no roll bar and no lights, I was getting an average of about 18 on the highway. But that's with the 4.0.
  4. DPG3

    DPG3 Member

    i get great gas mileage on trips where i tow, not sure as to why. but my a/c was messed up, and once i got it fixed, the truck felt like a new car. and it seems like i get better mpgs too.
  5. Black mamba

    Black mamba The mannnn

    I get like 19 out of my dd 3.0 !! Idk why people comPlain about these things ..
  6. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    You get 19 mpg with 35s?
  7. Hurley

    Hurley Superultramegalurker

    I get 13...
  8. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    With your 33s or 35s lol
  9. Black mamba

    Black mamba The mannnn

    Noooo I get 12 with my 4.0 on 35s lol... I get 19 with my kinda stock 3.0
  10. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Wow, Im getting like 23mpg city/hw driving with my standard cab long bed 2wd 2.3L 5 speed. I love it :D
  11. Sinister04Fx4

    Sinister04Fx4 Everything is a project.

    I get about 17-18 with my 4.0 on 31s.
  12. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    dopey your antennas are not going to drag down your truck, oh and my 4.0 im getting 15.4mpg
  13. ob269

    ob269 New Member

    =( I'm lookin at like 15 with my single cab 3.0
    I have a heavy foot and don't shift low though.. I generally hit 3k before I shift(sometimes higher :eek:).. I like to hear the engine purr =)
  14. timbits588

    timbits588 New Member

    right now i'm getting 20 with my pretty much stock extended cab 4.0 4x4
  15. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    Whats with the huge variations in numbers lol. Some 4.0s get 15, some get 20... Not sure how lol.
  16. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    tire size, lifts, driving styles, road conditions, add weight, how well maintained the motor is
  17. DPG3

    DPG3 Member

    Its not all about shifting at high rpm. i shift at 2500 to 3000 with my 3.0. its also how much you press of the shifter. If through every shift you are pushing it to the floor then your engine is dumping a bunch of gas into the engine even though you arent going very fast.
  18. timbits588

    timbits588 New Member

    yeah i try to be really light on the pedal as much as i can and always shift to neutral if i see the light ahead is red
  19. DPG3

    DPG3 Member

    well i heard its good to leave it in gear as long as possible if the light is red. i helps slow you down.
  20. timbits588

    timbits588 New Member

    im talkin about if i see it turn from a ways away. that way i just cruise to it instead of getting there and having to stop
  21. DPG3

    DPG3 Member

    yeah you leave it gear so it slows u down instead of using the brake

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