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Old 04-07-2011, 07:16 AM
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Default I must admit I like the SMALLER TRUCK

I have been so pleased owning a smaller truck lately. Here in the midwest gas is up to 3.69 a gal. I heard later this year it could go to 5.00 a gal. Today a buddy of mine and I were talking. He has the largest work truck chevy makes a huge vortex engine and all the towing capacity. I was telling him how much I like his truck. I then talked about the price of gas and he got kind of bummed out. He said it brought him down just to think of it. I thought to myself now I know why I got the Ranger just makes sense to do that. Not to mention they are sweet little trucks.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:38 AM
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yeah, but unfortunately a lot of Rangers get crap mileage lol; 16ish with my 4.0
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:51 AM
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love my thirsty 4.0 lol
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:18 AM
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My 3.0 aint bad, but I changed a few things to get the mpg's I get. The biggest problem is that mine is too heavy for a V6 to push around. It would do better with a 5.0. A friend of mine got the same mpg's with a carbed 5.0 (as long as he didn't drive the piss out of it) as his old injected 4.0 and that told the story for me right there.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:24 AM
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im about to pull 13.33 out of my last full tank and thats if i even get 200 miles out of it. i got like 160-170 cant remember right now and im on quarter tank.

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it has been super windy the past few days though i believe that could be a part of it.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:31 AM
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im about to pull 13.33 out of my last full tank and thats if i even get 200 miles out of it. i got like 160-170 cant remember right now and im on quarter tank.

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it has been super windy the past few days though i believe that could be a part of it.
That's a huge part of it. The Ranger isn't very areodymanic. Plus you have about a 25% power and 75% weight ratio. That doesn't help at all. Plus your rear gears, and transmission play a huge roll in your mpg's too. Here's what's funny. People wasting their money on CAI kits, exotic oils and mods that are a waste of time and money trying get better mpg's.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:17 AM
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i try to ignore the fact that my 3.0 gets the same, or worse, mileage than some fullsize pickup trucks lol
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:18 AM
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I get good mileage with my 3.0 about an average of 26
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:36 AM
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I just have the two wheel drive four cylinder. I do not tow anything but it is still fast enough to get a ticket.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:29 PM
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I get good mileage with my 3.0 about an average of 26
fuck dude. same truck and i get 18
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:52 PM
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Ya know it is kind of sad really I have a 98 ranger with the 3.0 auto tranny i get any where from 18 to 23 mpg depends on how i drive it.

I have a friend who has a 2004 f350 with the 6.0 power stroke he is getting right around 20mpg and he gets right around 19 while towing a jeep on a car hauler.
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:20 PM
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I've been getting 23-24 miles to a gallon since I did my oil change and switched to synthetic. But then again I also have exhaust, flashpaq tune, intake and it's only a two door. But before then on a good day I was at best getting 17 miles to a gallon even driving with a light foot. I honestly hate the fact that my old fullsize F150 got 20MPG even when I was 300 miles over my oil change limit and it had a bad lifter in the old motor. I still wonder how exactly Ford ever got away with the idea that a 3.0 with only 150HP and an average of (as tested) 18 city and 19 highway was ever a good idea. I kind of wonder if anyone's ever going to be brave enough to try out a new Ecoboost 3.7 or even the N/A version in a Ranger. That'd probably be the most worth while swap ever IMHO.
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:20 PM
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Yeah, that's pretty sad. When the fuel pump went out on my truck someone gave me a ride home in a fullsize dodge and that thing got around 22 mpg's and made at least 3 of my Ranger. I was shocked that night.
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:29 PM
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fuck dude. same truck and i get 18
you are doing something wrong lol
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:30 PM
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I have a friend with a fullsize chevy with ten inches of lift with 35's. he gets 14mpg and I was like what! I have a little ranger and get 15.5. How do you get 26 diabloblanca? That just doesnt seem plausable.
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