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Old 05-14-2012, 04:28 PM
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I have the v6 3.0 liter ranger with the lowest gears possible in it,when I put my 33s on it I lost 100 miles to the gallon,is there any way I can get better gas mileage??
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I have the v6 3.0 liter ranger with the lowest gears possible in it,when I put my 33s on it I lost 100 miles to the gallon,is there any way I can get better gas mileage??
Smaller tires

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:41 PM
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Good god!!! what kinda mileage were you getting if you lost 100 mpgs???
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Good god!!! what kinda mileage were you getting if you lost 100 mpgs???
101 mpgs lmao

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I have the v6 3.0 liter ranger with the lowest gears possible in it,when I put my 33s on it I lost 100 miles to the gallon,is there any way I can get better gas mileage??
What mileage were u getting before and what's the total now?
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But a regear or smaller tires would do it
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:44 PM
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Good god!!! what kinda mileage were you getting if you lost 100 mpgs???
i think he meant 100 miles to the tank
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:53 PM
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I have the v6 3.0 liter ranger with the lowest gears possible in it,when I put my 33s on it I lost 100 miles to the gallon,
this. you need to regear, or get smaller tires. to keep better gas mileage with bigger tires you need to re gear, Im running 32" with 4.10 gears.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:39 PM
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What mileage were u getting before and what's the total now?
I was getting around 300 before with the stock tires I think they were 29s and 33s I get 200
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I was getting around 300 before with the stock tires I think they were 29s and 33s I get 200
I'm at about 250/tank with the 3.0 and 31's so maybe that's right
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what gears do you have?
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:18 PM
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On my last tank I got 343 miles, running a 4.0 w/5speed 4x4 and aggressive 31's. And 4.10's. About 260 miles was on interstate going 65mph
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:21 PM
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I was getting around 300 before with the stock tires I think they were 29s and 33s I get 200
keep in mind your odometer will be off by a little bit because of the tire size change
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what gears do you have?
410
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:33 PM
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4.56's and 33's is ideal. But other then that drive slower, accelerate in a gradual fashion, and brake less. Really try at it and i guarantee a nice improvement.

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keep in mind your odometer will be off by a little bit because of the tire size change
this is a great point. Your really doing a lot more then 200 miles per tank.... figure out what your stock tire diameter was and divide that by 33. Then times that by your odometer reading and that should give you a pretty close result as to how many miles you've actually traveled.
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