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Old 03-21-2011, 09:57 AM
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Default MpG's with a 3.0 or 4.0 what is better?

Hey guys im am looking for a daily drive ranger. I can't stand cars and want a secound truck that gets good mpgs and fun to drive. Im looking for 5speed reg or xcab. What engine is going to get me the best mpg? Thanks
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:10 AM
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Default Re: MpG's with a 3.0 or 4.0 what is better?

the 3.0L will deffinetly get better mpgs but sometimes not by much, it all depends on how you drive. i know people that get 15 mpg in a 3 while i get 19 but thats because i accelerate really slow to get those mpgs. i say get a 4 cylnder manny trans and youll be set!
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:12 AM
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3.0 gets less then the 4.0

3.0 has about the same power as a 2.3
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:14 AM
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Drive like a grandpa and not care. Thats how i get 25-28 mpg in my 3.0 with old ass plugs
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:36 AM
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Default Re: MpG's with a 3.0 or 4.0 what is better?

I'm driving a 3.0 and I get at best 21 mpg when I drive like a complete grandma. (no offense if there are any on here). Driving normally I can get around 18-20 doing mostly highway.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:09 AM
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18 mpg with a 4.0
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:14 AM
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Default Re: MpG's with a 3.0 or 4.0 what is better?

I get an average of around 22mpg city and highway driving with a 3.0. normal driving and I'm sure I could get around 28mpg if I drove like a grandpa. Also the truck is manual so that automatically saves on gas too.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:41 PM
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Default Re: MpG's with a 3.0 or 4.0 what is better?

Thanks guys im really tossed on this, but this helps alot.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:44 PM
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Couple guys on here have newer 2.3 5 speeds and are getting 30-35 mpg That is also watching when the shift and how they take off from a stop.
Blueovalboy was one of them I wanna say DieHard4rd was another and he rigged up the A/C to not run all the time or something. Maybe he will chime in.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:47 PM
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Drive like a grandpa and not care. Thats how i get 25-28 mpg in my 3.0 with old ass plugs
thats insane!! haha i get like 15-19 in my 3.0 lol

and dude get the 4.0, much more potential i think.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:18 PM
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My 3.0 5spd gets about 18mpg, and it will smoke my brothers 4.0! Lets see if he"ll chime in on this, lol!
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:28 PM
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3 weeks 1 day and counting on my 3.0 since last time i filled up and yes i drive everyday still have a little under a quarter tank.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:28 PM
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thats insane!! haha i get like 15-19 in my 3.0 lol

and dude get the 4.0, much more potential i think.
yeah wait till i change my plugs and wires lol
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:51 PM
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and not to hurt anybody's feelings but both these v6 motors from brilliant ford are under powered. 207 h.p for a 4.0 is pathetic with only 238 Ft-lb... the new yota's 4.0's DOHC are pushing 270 hp with 278 lb ft torque. Ford still has the same o same o 4.0L sohc since 2001. another example nissan frontier in 2005 4.0L DOHC was available - 261 h.p with 281 lb-ft of torque. But one of my fav numbers is out of the new mustang's 3.7. 305 hp and 280 ft.-lb! now ford you can put that motor in my rig anytime plus with 19 mpg around town and 31 mpg on the open road. If your after mpg in a ranger the 4bangers are the way to go. if your after power in a ranger well your f-ed. 4.0 i guess is your answer even though its not much for a 4L :/
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:56 PM
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if your after power in a ranger well your f-ed. 4.0 i guess is your answer even though its not much for a 4L :/
That is why you mod it to make some more power.

IMO the 4.0 ranger has the power it needs to do any job within it's hauling and towing capabilities.
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