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Old 08-12-2015, 01:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everybody, I been a lurker for a while and finally had the opportunity to join and post. I drive a 08 GMC/Chevy Canyon/colorado with a 4 cyl/5spd.

I currently can squeeze a max of 33 combined for my 62 mile commute. I hope to achieve 40 for the heck of it.

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Old 08-12-2015, 02:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh - you meant THIS site. I was all ready for a link.

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Old 08-12-2015, 10:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Im soooo disappointed. As hot as it is in Texas, I was hopping for something virtual and COOL!!!!

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Have you increased your PSI to around 40+.
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome! You're already getting really good mpgs for your truck. Mikeyjd on here has his Tacoma, called Smudge, up over 40 mpg. You might can glean some ideas from his ride.

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Welcome to the site Josh. Good job with the Colorado already.

I'd suggest making a garage entry and fuel log to track your mileage here. Got any mods planned?
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the kind words everyone.

I have the "desire" to order hptuner and do and 50/50 tune.
grill block, tape the fog light openings. Install a bed cover. Dump the rear bumper and install a roll pan. Lower the truck another 2 inches. Pull the bedsides to be more flush with the wheels.

wish I could add a picture but i'm not over the 5 post requirement yet.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Read up on JRMichlerFuel Economy, Hypermiling, EcoModding News and Forum - EcoModder.com - View Profile: JRMichler and his ride "Nameless," he has pushed past 40mpg a few times and is driving a Canyon that's a couple years older than yours. His lifetime average is close to 33, very good for a truck that size.
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Thanks Elhigh for the share.

I ran across one of his posts before. Pretty amazing really. to pull off that kind of mpg with a crewcab and completely stock except for the things he has done. I hope I can achieve that with the type of hills I live around.
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Thanks Elhigh for the share.

I ran across one of his posts before. Pretty amazing really. to pull off that kind of mpg with a crewcab and completely stock except for the things he has done. I hope I can achieve that with the type of hills I live around.
I live in Anderson county and work in Knoxville. Do I know hills? Why yes, yes I do.

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