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Old 06-03-2011, 08:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm Andrew.

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I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 4.8L 4x4. I purchased it almost one year ago because I am an urban farmer in Missouri and needed a truck.

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I get between 15 and 17 MPG, though it's been a while since I filled the tank over 1/2 (~60lbs lighter).

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I've switched to Mobil 1 synthetic oil and drive with FE in mind. Much to my agreement I've found that I've already been practicing most of the 100+ tips list. It's all just intuitive.

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Old 06-03-2011, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM Andrew!

I'd recommend some aero mods and pumping up your tires.
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM Andrew!

I'd recommend some aero mods and pumping up your tires.
just today I inflated the tires past mfg spec. front are about 46psi, rear about 44. they were 36/34 respectively before. front max is 61psi, rear is 46. I'm confused on that... pretty sure they're the same make/model tires. I'll have to take a closer look tomorrow.

once I get done with some crop work tomorrow I'll be seeing what I have lying around that'd work for some aero mods. I'm thinking blocking off some of the grill should be immediately doable and still look clean.

I like the pizza pan wheel mod. I'll be giving that a try. though while my front wheel clearance is relatively short, my rear wheel clearance is pretty tall. at least 8". I'll be on the lookout for some black plastic (my truck is black) that could do the trick while still being aesthetically appealing.

the bed is my biggest concern. for the immediate future I'm thinking a tarpeez. I do still want a clear rear view, and having a preference for poor man's mods, short of a full homebrew sloped cover with plexiglass I think that's the best I can do at the moment.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm impressed thus far with what few changes I've made. all I've done is upped the tire pressure and added the grille block, but I've also been doing a lot of P&G and putting it in neutral whenever stopped.

I filled the tank and didn't top off, and after going about 100miles so far the needle has just barely come off of full. normally by now I'd be down a quarter tank. I like it!
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just filled up this morning at the same time, same station, same pump. 18.92mpg

that's a 20% improvement.

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