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Old 09-24-2017, 09:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh. As you can see I have a pickup too but it's a pig and using it as a DD without making it work hard would be expensive. I suspect no matter how well you tune it up it'll end up in the teens mpgs most of the time anyway.

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Old 09-25-2017, 11:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tires.j...omCompare1=yes thinking about getting these tires but don't know how long winter tires will last driving year round?
Do you need LT rated tires? I don't think the compound used to make the LTX winter would just melt away in the summer, i would guess it is very similar to the LTX M/S2 with a few more additives.

I assume you are looking at those because they are less expensive and have the rebate. Just throwing these out there if you don't need the LT rating.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...LXI2&tab=Specs

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Old 09-25-2017, 12:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I don't do much heavy towing at the moment but would like the option to and I would prefer not to go with any smaller off a tire but the price sure looks tempting and the tread patern looks good for fuel economy
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Had a milestone moment I just filled up and finally broke 20 mpgs! 20.15 to be exact in a truck that's only rated for 14 mpgs combined and I still have so many mods I can do !
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:11 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Your truck has a center axle disconnect so only the axles spin in 2wd. The differential and the front driveshaft do not turn. I doubt it is worth the trouble to remove the axles.
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:28 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Finally got tires https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tires.j...omCompare1=yes
But I didn't pay $250 each I got a lightly used set on Craigslist with about 75% tread left for $100
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:42 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Get a Scangauge on that beast so you can closely monitor coolant temps, start experimenting with grille blocks. It's getting to be winter so you will probably be able to get away with blocking the whole thing while it's cold - faster warmups, less aero drag, win-win.

I saw how you picked up 2 mpg when switching over to an electric fan. Nice.
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:56 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I went fan delete but couldn't tell an fe difference. There must be one though.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:16 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I have a ultragauge it usually runs about 201-206f with the upper grill taped off and around 206-215f with the lower grill blocked also. The fan made a huge difference both in warm up times and engine load. I have a thermostatic switch that turns the fan on about 217f so it's almost never on
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:19 AM   #20 (permalink)
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