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Old 06-29-2011, 10:33 PM
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Default 3.0 vs 4.0

Ok I have been looking around at both trucks n they seem to be almost the same thing. I'm talking about the gas mileage. They might only vary like maybe 1-2 mpg. And the 4.0 has a lot more power. Clearly makes the 4.0 better. But Is there something I'm missing that makes the 3.0 a better choice than the 4.0?
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:35 PM
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Ok I have been looking around at both trucks n they seem to be almost the same thing. I'm talking about the gas mileage. They might only vary like maybe 1-2 mpg. And the 4.0 has a lot more power. Clearly makes the 4.0 better. But Is there something I'm missing that makes the 3.0 a better choice than the 4.0?
nope the 4L is superior in everyway especially the SOHC (2001 -2011) thats my opinion
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:52 PM
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4.0's can kiss my ass =). My 3.0 has beaten a lot of 4.0's that i have raced.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:54 PM
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4.0's can kiss my ass =). My 3.0 has beaten a lot of 4.0's that i have raced.
Lol I call shenanigans... pics or even better, video?
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:59 PM
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Lol I call shenanigans... pics or even better, video?
I Shall post a couple of vids next time i race one or two.

Plus my single cab + lighter engine + duel exhausts and more power = More get up and go power then your heavy azz'ed 4.0
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:17 PM
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Is there something I'm missing that makes the 3.0 a better choice than the 4.0?
no.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:16 AM
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Default Re: 3.0 vs 4.0

The gas mileage between the 3.0 and 4.0 will be about the same. For what it's worth, if you are going to go with a V-6, I would go with the 4.0.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:52 AM
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at least if you get the 4.0 you wont always be wondering "what could have been?"
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:59 AM
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I Shall post a couple of vids next time i race one or two.

Plus my single cab + lighter engine + duel exhausts and more power = More get up and go power then your heavy azz'ed 4.0
Ill smoke your ass off the line and probably to 80 or so. Gears make a huge difference
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:02 AM
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4.0's can kiss my ass =). My 3.0 has beaten a lot of 4.0's that i have raced.


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I Shall post a couple of vids next time i race one or two.

Plus my single cab + lighter engine + duel exhausts and more power = More get up and go power then your heavy azz'ed 4.0
well there ya go, it has nothing to do with weight to power ratio, noting to do with the engine..lol. However, I still throw the flag...as will others

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The gas mileage between the 3.0 and 4.0 will be about the same. For what it's worth, if you are going to go with a V-6, I would go with the 4.0.
Actually not, the 3.0 does get around 20-21 mpg or better. Im only getting 15mph average. I get 18 highway
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:05 AM
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Default Re: 3.0 vs 4.0

Go with the 4.0L.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:12 AM
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I Shall post a couple of vids next time i race one or two.

Plus my single cab + lighter engine + duel exhausts and more power = More get up and go power then your heavy azz'ed 4.0
hmm lets see, 3.0 has a cast iron black and heads, my 4.0 has cast iron block with aluminum heads and the two motors are about the same physical size, chances are the 4.0 is lighter. i would be willing to line up with any stock 3.0 at the track and put this BS to rest. the 3.0 is a good motor but its an absolute turd performance wise. oh yeah, having dual exhaust means nothing.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:12 AM
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Actually not, the 3.0 does get around 20-21 mpg or better. Im only getting 15mph average. I get 18 highway

I wish. I average around 16. And no I dont race around town all day.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:22 AM
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I wish. I average around 16. And no I dont race around town all day.
hmmm, i stand corrected. However, i have seen alot of 3.0ers claim to get 20-21 mpgs. So i dk. Did you get that before the 32s?
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:25 AM
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i say 4.0l or bust. if you want the gasmileage out of one look for one with 3.27 gears with that i get 21 mixed. but with the small gear its tougher to put bigger tires on
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