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Old 08-31-2010, 02:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Rad projects. I'll keep watching.

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Old 09-16-2010, 01:11 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Wow! This is fanastic. It gives me something to strive for in my '05 Colorado. Of course, being 4WD, extended cab and 3.5L will put me at
quite a disadvantage...

BTW, I noticed you don't have the curb weight of your truck listed in your
vehicle description. It's listed as 3028 lbs per this site:
2004 Ford Ranger Specifications
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:23 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info, I'll put that up. Check out the AeroRanger thread. It talks about the progress on my boattail I just put on. Got 2 test runs in (55 mph and flat, good conditions), both clocked a total of 60 mpg. Which is why I wanted to hear more about the effects of high altitude driving because it seems too improbable. Hearing that news from you though makes me feel a little more grounded in those results though.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:11 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Been slowly watching the mpg increase this summer as I add mods.
got 43 mpg after a couple weeks of commuting 15 miles to work,

I remember initially hoping to get 40. Now, if I don't get 40mpg I'm disappointed!
That's indeed pretty wild for a truck.

Until this summer, I used to be happy with 43 mpg ... on a diesel station wagon !

It just goes to show what driving style and aero mods can achieve.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:33 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Yeah I'm pretty stoked to be getting 43. That was from some tanks of pure commuting. When I did pure HYW test runs, I was clocking in at 48-50 mpg. Then I added a boat tail and did two 80 mile HWY tests and got 59.77 mpg and 60.56 mpg, and now I'm super stoked! But I do think being at 6,500 feet plays a critical role in such high numbers. A wild guess would be that it is equivalent of 48 mpg at sea level. So I'm trying to not set myself up for disappointment when I move to MA this fall.
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:45 AM   #26 (permalink)
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That's incredible! You're the PaleMelanesian of trucks! Nice work.
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:15 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Makes my mini van seem rather pathetic. So far.
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:47 PM   #29 (permalink)
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That is awesome! It sounds like those Ranger 4 cyl trucks are quite good. I have a friend that drives a Ranger V6 4X4 and barely gets 20hwy. What is your axle ratio?
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Yeah!!! 43!!!

That thing is a beast! Nice work! What are your rpm's at highway speed?

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