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Old 02-02-2011, 11:06 PM
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Exclamation My Ranger wastes too much gas! Help!

Hey guys, I'm a new member
I have a 2003 Ford Ranger; red.
I've had it for 3 years. I put a 3 inch lift to the front and added 31" tires.
My truck has 139,000 miles on it (i know)
Its pretty bad on gas and i was wondering is that normal? Is it because i added the lift to it and the tires? Or do i need a tune up or something?
Also, i noticed my truck is a bit slower than most trucks, is there anything i can do to make it faster? I'm new so be easy on me and I'm new on learning about trucks haha. Thanks.
Here's a picture of my truck.

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Old 02-02-2011, 11:12 PM
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Re-read this post please: http://www.fordrangerforum.com/site-...ger-forum.html

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With that said you're post lacks any real information so it's impossible to offer any real advice. "Bad" gas mileage is subjective, so can't help you there.

Since you're complaining about speed I'm going to guess you're truck is probably a 3.0 and you didn't consider regearing after your lift.

Also, lifting & oversized tires = worse gas mileage & slower speeds.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:23 PM
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Also, lifting & oversized tires = worse gas mileage & slower speeds.
Yes that will do it!
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:43 PM
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don't help the retardeddd guy if he don't say what he has and what he has done to his nose up ranger.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:47 PM
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Default Re: My Ranger wastes too much gas! Help!

^He is a newbie. Calm down we all were at one point. So, lets try and help.

On the matter of the mpg try a new fuel filter first and like Tom said regear it.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:14 PM
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Default Re: My Ranger wastes too much gas! Help!

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don't help the retardeddd guy if he don't say what he has and what he has done to his nose up ranger.
what the hell man? is this how we treat our new members? if any one here is a "retardeddd guy" its you for not actually reading what he wrote..you just skim through it real quick and talk shit with no real knowledge...
the guy DID post what he has...and DID post what did to the truck..Maybe he was not very descriptive about it but still he tried...You should just leave this forum... your just making us look like *******s to the new people....and its funny to think that you too were new at one point...::sigh::
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:18 PM
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Being that the post is over 3 months old, I dont see it necessary to bring it up again and stir the pot
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:34 PM
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oh snap. did not notice the date... I guess im the "retardeddd guy" lol. well some one should have told him something yo...this guys an ass...
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