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Old 12-25-2012, 09:20 AM   #21 (permalink)
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excuse my mistake, i guess i was really tired; i was really tired. its more like $3500. ive been driving the truck for four months and have driven 2000 miles. my estimation for my travels is roughly 6000 miles. and the mpg used is a worst case scenario. i apologize.

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Old 12-25-2012, 02:29 PM   #22 (permalink)
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is there really a way other than counting miles driven and gallons put into the tank?
This is the ONLY way to know your gas mileage. Any MPG number that comes from an electronic gadget is only an estimate.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:54 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I think some of you are misunderstanding his question, Asking how he can save fuel and how he can save fuel in his truck are entirely different questions. In reality every one could work and shop closer to home and walk or bike everywhere. Some of us either choose or have to drive something bigger. As long as you get the best you can with your chosen vehicle that is better then not caring at all. Kudos for trying to get as good fuel economy as you can with your beast! look forward to seeing how well you can do The "worse" the vehicle the more room for improvement. I would start with the basics that are cheap. bellypan, grill block, aerocap (would love to have a pickup just so I could make one ) Then look into methanol injection. You can set up a really cheap system with windshield washer fluid. Don't get discouraged not everyone is happy driving an econobox.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:07 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Had a though about the duelies... I honestly don't know if its good or not but i will throw it out there anyway What if on the inner set of tires you ran a slightly taller tire then the outer set? that way you would have less rolling resistance but the out set could act as an overload tire for when you carry weight? I suppose with duelies the weight is distributed over a larger area so maybe you have less RR anyway? I don't know but I am sure somebody here does!
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:31 PM   #25 (permalink)
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pulse and glide, coast to stops ,accelerate moderately to speed, never get old, and youll never die. oops thats cacoon! best of luck.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:36 PM   #26 (permalink)
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i think a better solution with the same concept would be to run a higher air pressure on the inner tire.

thank you chris german for understanding me.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:28 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Whatever you do keep both tires on the duals the same size and pressure. if one is bigger than the other (either from sizing or inflation) you will get tire scrubbing, prematurely wearing out your tires and causing a lot of drag.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:32 PM   #28 (permalink)
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"Drive without brakes" is your best bet if you want your truck to use less fuel
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"Drive without brakes" is your best bet if you want your truck to use less fuel
i currently do a lot of coasting instead of holding on the gas then having to brake harder.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:18 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Whatever you do keep both tires on the duals the same size and pressure. if one is bigger than the other (either from sizing or inflation) you will get tire scrubbing, prematurely wearing out your tires and causing a lot of drag.
Thanks, Figured somebody would know.

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thank you chris german for understanding me.
Your welcome. For what it is worth, There are probably kids at your high-school driving civics that wont get much better fuel economy. By the time the redline every shift and accelerate up to lights.

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