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Old 09-13-2009, 03:08 PM
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Yes Blue ! I like BLACK !!
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:16 PM
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stick or auto?
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:19 PM
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its a 2008 only 11700kilo. auto 4.10 and no a/c
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:23 PM
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what no a/c man i like the black with some rimms it would be sweet
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:10 PM
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Blue ! black or chromed wheels ?!?! never saw a Ranger xl in black around my place !!!!

bunch of pickups guys look at me ......
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:30 PM
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I would not want to take off any weight on my truck when winter comes.. I'll need that weight for the rear end!
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:34 PM
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I would not want to take off any weight on my truck when winter comes.. I'll need that weight for the rear end!
a little junk in the trunk never hurt a thing. roflol
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:58 PM
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I just noticed in my 98 2.5 im getting like 17 but I cant drive 55 more like 80-85.... got a 50 series and k&n no cat but ive been having some problems with it sputtering when i pull to a stop sign for some reason did a compression check everythings fine with the pistons and or valves any request what it might be only on decell and stop it sputters for 5 sec than idles smooth I think im gonna put a high flow cat on and plug in the second o2 sensor again but when I just had a smog and put it back it still did it and actually passed LOL
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:19 AM
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I have used royal purple a few times and switched back to amsoil this time. More power with rp but didn't last long black as tar and burnt after 3000. Amsoil lasts much longer. I did the air box mod, put in a k n, used rp oil and mpg got worse. I'm gonna start back tracking til my mpg gets back to where it was.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:58 AM
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I have used royal purple a few times and switched back to amsoil this time. More power with rp but didn't last long black as tar and burnt after 3000. Amsoil lasts much longer. I did the air box mod, put in a k n, used rp oil and mpg got worse. I'm gonna start back tracking til my mpg gets back to where it was.
I've been pretty frustrated with my mpgs too. Mine's an auto 2.3 dura, regular cab with an extang tonneau too, and my range has been like 19-26, but my average tank is like 23.1. I'm hoping that summer time gas will show some consistently better numbers!
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:47 AM
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Still figuring mine out. First fill up was 19 mpg, second was 22. I've done some fluid changes since I first swapped the engine, so that may have helped...
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:58 AM
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I've been getting around 20 with a 2.3 Lima and 5 speed in a regular cab with an aluminum topper. Though I just cleaned out the bed of all the dirt and gravel that was in it when I bought it and probably trimmed around 100lbs right there. I'm about 1k from an oil change and I'm debating going with mobil 1 or motorcraft synth blend. I think i'll probobly get a little better increase with the mobil 1. Opinions?

I also might have an opportunity to swap out the aluminum cap for a fiberglass one for the cost of putting some plexiglass into the fiber one to replace the broken windows. What kind of weight savings would I be seeing there?
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:14 PM
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Tires aired up to 40lbs

Use non ethenol blended gas 87 octane

Tonneau cover on

Drive 55mph

Coast up to stops & off ramps in neutral

Go very easy on the go pedal

Shift at 2000 rpm


I think that about covers it. I plan on switching to synthetic motor oil at my next oil change. Will see if that improves it any.

Then going to install a K&N drop in air filter & see if that helps any.

After that I'm open to suggestions.
Good good tips, I'll have to try some.

Two things though;
1) I have an auto, so shifting at 2000K it not too easy.
2) Putting in the N, would that be bad for my auto tranny?
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Lol, Aaron: "I only text with trees, it makes it hard to text while driving though, I have to keep running the truck into trees to text!!" EPIC my friend. Lol
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:15 PM
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2) Putting in the N, would that be bad for my auto tranny?
nope, just make sure your foot is completely off the gas when you put it back in drive or you'll get that lovely SLAM....
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:16 PM
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nope
Oh okay awesome, I've done it a few times, but once in a while, when I put it from N to D, it takes a second, or 3, to be like "Oh, hello, I'm in drive" Haha.
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