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Old 03-09-2011, 12:46 AM
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15, if you are lucky
That's down hill too. he should average between 10 to 14 mpgs give or take.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:49 AM
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Anything that has to do with rangers and mpg always makes me laugh.

I only rock 31" and i never bother placing money in my wallet cause i know i'll have to pay for gas soon.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:27 AM
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Anything that has to do with rangers and mpg always makes me laugh.

I only rock 31" and i never bother placing money in my wallet cause i know i'll have to pay for gas soon.
Yeah I know. I get between 18 and 24 mpgs. If you want to see a grown man cry watch me at the pump.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:18 AM
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Hey everyone, I'm new here.
One thing I've never understood about tire size is why bigger tires supposedly give you worse gas mileage. I'd assume the opposite to be true. So you've got a tire and it spins around once, and it's traveled whatever distance the tire's circumference is. Now you take a bigger version of the tire and spin it once, and it's traveled a longer distance from that same one rotation. The effect is like having a bigger drive gear in your transmission.

I realize that a bigger tire would be heavier, but once you get moving I don't see that being a big issue. I also realize that there'd be a slightly bigger patch of rubber creating a bit more rolling friction. But I don't see either of these as being enough to cut down the mileage a whole lot.

Can anyone explain this to me? I just bought my Ranger a couple weeks ago, so I'm pretty new to driving a truck that I have to buy gas for. I've always driven work trucks before and didn't give a shit that the gas mileage has AIDS.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:41 AM
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Hey everyone, I'm new here.
One thing I've never understood about tire size is why bigger tires supposedly give you worse gas mileage. I'd assume the opposite to be true. So you've got a tire and it spins around once, and it's traveled whatever distance the tire's circumference is. Now you take a bigger version of the tire and spin it once, and it's traveled a longer distance from that same one rotation. The effect is like having a bigger drive gear in your transmission.

I realize that a bigger tire would be heavier, but once you get moving I don't see that being a big issue. I also realize that there'd be a slightly bigger patch of rubber creating a bit more rolling friction. But I don't see either of these as being enough to cut down the mileage a whole lot.



Can anyone explain this to me? I just bought my Ranger a couple weeks ago, so I'm pretty new to driving a truck that I have to buy gas for. I've always driven work trucks before and didn't give a shit that the gas mileage has AIDS.
Basicly it take more power to turn those larger tires than what your truck has available. The end result is a slower moving vehicle with poor mpg rating. Now there are a few things you can do to increase the horsepower and torque, but it still wouldn't be enough. Basicly you'd be better off doing an engine and trans swap to compensate for those larger tires, or the easiest is to stay away from the larger tire if you want better mpgs than what you'd get with the larger tires.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:21 AM
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There's many factors with changing tire size... Rolling resistance of the AT or MT tire vs a stock street tire, bigger tire footprint, wind resistance, and for some of you, when you change to a huge tire your odometer is off and actually reads less miles traveled than actual.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:34 AM
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12-15 if your nice to it, burn gas and haul ass!
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:06 AM
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Basicly it take more power to turn those larger tires than what your truck has available. The end result is a slower moving vehicle with poor mpg rating. Now there are a few things you can do to increase the horsepower and torque, but it still wouldn't be enough. Basicly you'd be better off doing an engine and trans swap to compensate for those larger tires, or the easiest is to stay away from the larger tire if you want better mpgs than what you'd get with the larger tires.
only works when hwy driving....not stop and go traffic
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:23 PM
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Only way to find out is to do it and see.

I would recommend doing some HP gains on yer engine too so it wouldn't have to work as hard.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:16 PM
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It's like buying a motor home, first thing people say is " what do you get for mileage" like you'd worry about it with a motor home!!!
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