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Old 06-20-2011, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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White Whale - '07 Dodge Ram 2500 ST Quad Cab 2wd, short bed
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My first 1,000+ mile tank!

Well I achieved my first two goals today. My first goal was to get over 1,000 miles on a tank. Last tank I was 12 miles short. This tank I ran 1,041.2 miles. My second goal was to get a tank over 30 mpg. 34.292 gallons to fill up the White Whale equates to 30.36 mpg. Woohoo!!

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1 Year Avg (Every Mile Traveled) = 47.8 mpg

BEST TANK: 2,009.6 mi on 35 gal (57.42 mpg): http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...5-a-26259.html


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Old 06-20-2011, 02:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's awsome. Is this the cummins? What did you do different this time? What's your set up?
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, it's the Cummins 6.7-liter engine.

As far as what I did differently, it was pretty much all driving style. A big part of it was taking a different route to work. I used to take the interstate at 60 mph. Now, I take a nearly-parallel side road (4 lane divided but with many red lights). Max speed is 55 mph, but most of the time I'm at 45 mph or lower. It's pretty much the same distance (40 miles) and it takes me an extra ~15 minutes. It's taken a while, but I've gotten pretty good at timing the lights, as well as learning to do a little pulse and glide. You'd be suprised how far I can coast with my big truck

As far as the setup, the truck is more or less stock as far as aero-mods go. The only thing I did was taking my wipers off when it wasn't raining, and running with only 1 wiper when it was. I added a homemade bed topper and a partial grill block this weekend, so we'll see how those work out. I have made some engine/powertrain mods as well. I'd rather not get into too many details on those as they may or may not be considered legal by the EPA.
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My version of energy storage is called "momentum".
My version of regenerative braking is called "bump starting".

1 Year Avg (Every Mile Traveled) = 47.8 mpg

BEST TANK: 2,009.6 mi on 35 gal (57.42 mpg): http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...5-a-26259.html


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Old 06-20-2011, 03:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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30MPG and a Kilotank are amazing for a big truck like that.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Congratulations! Now, can you do the same thing at 60 mph?
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Congratulations! Now, can you do the same thing at 60 mph?

Hopefully someday, but I'm gonna need to finish my aero cap first (and probably some other aero mods).
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My version of energy storage is called "momentum".
My version of regenerative braking is called "bump starting".

1 Year Avg (Every Mile Traveled) = 47.8 mpg

BEST TANK: 2,009.6 mi on 35 gal (57.42 mpg): http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...5-a-26259.html


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Old 06-20-2011, 09:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have made some engine/powertrain mods as well. I'd rather not get into too many details on those as they may or may not be considered legal by the EPA.
I'm sure many of us have tried things that may have not been considered legal by the EPA.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Wow, when I saw 1,000 miles and looked at your avatar pic, I thought you must have been using a different vehicle. Very impressive.

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