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Old 04-25-2013, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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90 day: 25.81 mpg (US)

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90 day: 40.65 mpg (US)

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Lightbulb My journey to 40mpg with a 1ton diesel.

Thanks to everyone who chimed in on my truck acquisition process here - After doing some research about this vehicle, and what can be done with it, it doesn't seem outside the realm of possibility to eventually achieve a 40 MPG fill up (I got 24.5 on my first 157 miles under poor conditions). I'll be logging my progress here as I go along. Any advice and feedback is always welcome and appreciated.

Truck Specs:
1991dodge ram
5.9L Cummins Turbo Diesel
Std. Cab
2wd manual transmission
V250 (sweptline with 1 ton suspension)

Planned mods:
Kill switch on shifter
Upper/lower grill block
Engine blanket
Timing advance
Raise tire psi (80? *max side wall)
Under belly pan
Electric fan
Custom aero cap
Any others if possible

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