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looking for better gas milage

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by j2smalls, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. j2smalls

    j2smalls New Member

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    any one have any ideas I have a 2004 dodge ram 1500 quad cab and I get like 14 mpg. I just put a lear cap on it so I hope that helps alittle.
     

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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    either sell it and buy a toyoto/nissan truck or buy a beater civic for a daily driver.
     
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    K&N, exhaust, tuning to take fuel out and lose a lot of power

    other than that.... nope.
     
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    the leer cap should help a little bit, but the other option is to just take the tailgate off or leave it down when you are driving.

    final option: Sell it and buy an insight. ;)
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Myth busters did that in a show, turns out you're better off leaving the gate up.

    intake exhaust, and tuning should add up to 800-1000 why not just buy a beater?
     
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    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    He asked how to get better mpg out of his current vehicle....
     
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    intake and exhaust should net you a few mpg's... too bad its not a diesel, you can easily get power and better mpgs from a chip/controller/thingee.... but do they work just as well on gas trucks??


    oh, acetone.
     
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    Acetone FTW^
    14mpg is teh suck.
     
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    didnt mythbusters do the acetone thing too? and found that it didnt do anything?
     
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    Well I do own a honda civic and me wife owns a celica. I should sell it but then the wife wants to get a H2
     
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    tell her to pay for her own gas then.
     
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    She dose but I drive 40 min to work and my honda will be going to ohio until I move there
     
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    im thinking you just might need to deal or Google a dodge truck forum and ask around there.

    try a tank of gas with the cap on, cap off w/tailgate shut, cap off w/tailgate open.
     
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    lol yeah I might just sell it and put the money into my honda
     
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    but your honda wont be there... lol. if you have to drive it, drive it. then when you get back to your honda, sell it.
     
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    I thought you were in Iraq.
     
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    I am but I will be home in like 25 days
     
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    Honestely you probably can't do much the Dodge full szied trucks suck on gas. I know a few guys with trucks like yours and they are getting like 10-12 mpg.
     
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    I was thinking the same I will just have to suck it up and live with it
     
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