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Old 03-15-2011, 02:59 PM
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Default Re: 01 ranger 3.0 need to get better fuel milage

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i have 285 tires on my 3.0l right now (i bought it like that) and am thinking of putting smaller tires on soon before gas goes up too much more. any suggestions for a size that would increase gas mileage but still keep the pickup sitting a little higher than stock? they're stock rims as well. I'm thinking about 255 or so but just seeing what others say. the 285's are just too big for the little 3.0 w/ 4speed tranny. around town or on highway goin 60. thanks for any help.
I got stock R15s on my truck and I get really good gas mileage. However if you wanted it to sit a little higher then stock I would think you'd be able to get 16 or 17s. Plz correct me if I'm wrong...?
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:45 PM
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Default Re: 01 ranger 3.0 need to get better fuel milage

an open bed of a truck can cause fuel mileage drop as it increases air drag resistance,so its always good to cover up,and if you want to decrease drag and increase fuel mileage,get a lowering kit,
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:30 PM
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Default Re: 01 ranger 3.0 need to get better fuel milage

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i have 285 tires on my 3.0l right now (i bought it like that) and am thinking of putting smaller tires on soon before gas goes up too much more. any suggestions for a size that would increase gas mileage but still keep the pickup sitting a little higher than stock? they're stock rims as well. I'm thinking about 255 or so but just seeing what others say. the 285's are just too big for the little 3.0 w/ 4speed tranny. around town or on highway goin 60. thanks for any help.

I'm running 35's on mine and I was getting about 190 on a full tank. I bought the Superchip Cortex for about $400 and set it to performance mode, now I have a lot more power and I get 230-235 miles on a tank of gas. The tunner was well worth it, it reads and resets codes also.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:55 PM
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I'm running 35's on mine and I was getting about 190 on a full tank. I bought the Superchip Cortex for about $400 and set it to performance mode, now I have a lot more power and I get 230-235 miles on a tank of gas. The tunner was well worth it, it reads and resets codes also.

where did you buy that superchips cortex of yours? can that be use on multiple vehicles?
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:08 PM
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where did you buy that superchips cortex of yours? can that be use on multiple vehicles?
I bought mine at Summit, I live not to far from the McDonough, GA location. Some auto parts stores carry it. I shopped around and everyone was the exact same price.

I have heard you can tune 2 vehicles, but you have to pay. I'm not sure if it's true or not, haven't really looked into it. Check out theirt website...

https://www.superchips.com/#pn=home&hps=harleydavidson
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:38 AM
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Default Re: 01 ranger 3.0 need to get better fuel milage

Jcam stock tires are 205 to 235 I have 235 on mine and I wish it were taller I'm 5.11 and hit my head if I don't watch it I would say no bigger than 255
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:14 AM
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Default Re: 01 ranger 3.0 need to get better fuel milage

thank you for the help everyone. much appreciated. i looked at a buddies pickup with 245/75r16 and i'm probably going to get a set of them. it sits just slightly lower than mine but gets about 3mpg more on the highway. thank you again everyone.
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