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Old 03-12-2015, 11:40 AM
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Sounds like MPG's IS a bit more of a concern for the OP afterall.....

Take your pick on the saying when it comes to "Big tires vs. fuel mileage":

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Old 03-12-2015, 11:45 AM
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Making a mud truck out of a 4cyl doesnt make much sense to me
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:51 AM
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I agree with you I am excepting my mpg dropping from 25+ to 18 or so but 15 is a bit low and if it is so hard to keep mpg I want 2wdmuddin to post how he still gets 20mpg with 32s on a 2.3

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Making a mud truck out of a 4cyl doesnt make much sense to me
The reason I'm going with a regular cab 4cyl is because the best mpg and I want a 2wd with my 4x4 now I never have to put it in 4x4 so a 4cyl 2wd sounded like a better deal and more affordable than a night playing with my 4.0 cost a minimum of 20-25$ vs 15 $ with a hole lot of playing
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:58 AM
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Not gonna happen again. Bigger tire=less gas milage
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Wont happen....
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Old 03-12-2015, 12:04 PM
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The reason I'm going with a regular cab 4cyl is because the best mpg and I want a 2wd with my 4x4 now I never have to put it in 4x4 so a 4cyl 2wd sounded like a better deal and more affordable than a night playing with my 4.0 cost a minimum of 20-25$ vs 15 $ with a hole lot of playing
you can buy alot of fuel for the price of another truck.. not to mention registering, tax or insurance
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Old 03-12-2015, 12:05 PM
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I agree with you I am excepting my mpg dropping from 25+ to 18 or so but 15 is a bit low and if it is so hard to keep mpg I want 2wdmuddin to post how he still gets 20mpg with 32s on a 2.3 ---------- The reason I'm going with a regular cab 4cyl is because the best mpg and I want a 2wd with my 4x4 now I never have to put it in 4x4 so a 4cyl 2wd sounded like a better deal and more affordable than a night playing with my 4.0 cost a minimum of 20-25$ vs 15 $ with a hole lot of playing

He's running 32s I run 31s and get 16.5. I'm going to 32s so I expect it to drop slightly. I also have a 2.3 lima where as he has a 2.3 duratec.

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you can buy alot of fuel for the price of another truck.. not to mention registering, tax or insurance

This this and more this
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Old 03-12-2015, 01:28 PM
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Lol I have to get another truck anyway my extended cab 4.0 is going to be my work truck but yeah I doubt a 33 tire on a 2.3 duratec with the right gears will get as bad as y'all are anticipating but thanks for all the info and feedback
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Old 03-12-2015, 01:44 PM
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Lol I have to get another truck anyway my extended cab 4.0 is going to be my work truck but yeah I doubt a 33 tire on a 2.3 duratec with the right gears will get as bad as y'all are anticipating but thanks for all the info and feedback
I would like to see it finished. The right gears it's gonna take a lot of RPM's and guzzle gas like crazy
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:18 PM
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I am going to make a new thread when I get everything done and post pics
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Old 03-12-2015, 04:05 PM
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You were talking about taking it mudding. It doesn't have the power for that.
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Old 03-12-2015, 04:45 PM
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I have a 2wd 4cyl with a 2" lift and 31x10.5 mud tires and I take it mudding all the time. Has plenty of power. With exhaust and an intake it responds really well and even with a four wheeler in the back it will get through a little mud. I wouldnt go over 32" tires with a 4cyl though.

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I also have no problem going 80mph. But up hill it slows down a little of you are going about 65.
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Old 03-12-2015, 04:47 PM
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I have a 2wd 4cyl with a 2" lift and 31x10.5 mud tires and I take it mudding all the time. Has plenty of power. With exhaust and an intake it responds really well and even with a four wheeler in the back it will get through a little mud. I wouldnt go over 32" tires with a 4cyl though. ---------- I also have no problem going 80mph. But up hill it slows down a little of you are going about 65.
You have a 5 speed then. Auto is a whole different world
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:00 PM
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You have a 5 speed then. Auto is a whole different world
Very true. I do have a 5 speed.

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Old 03-12-2015, 05:19 PM
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Idk why everybody doesnt think the 2.3 would be good pushing the tires. My 2.3 makes the same power and a lil less torque than the 3.0
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:27 PM
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Exactly the 2.3 makes about 135hp at 3500rpm the 4.0 makes 207 at the same rpm if I'm not mistaken..
Also the duratec probably makes more and geared properly it should have enough low end to spin 33 bloggers like a bottle cap

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