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Old 04-09-2008, 03:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm getting 25mpg out of my 3.0 Auto 95 2wd Ranger. It has stock ride height, with 15x7s and around 29" tires. If I were you, I'd keep the truck as is for now (it looks good!) and concentrate on driving technique... like coasting as much as possible and predicting traffic signals.

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Old 04-09-2008, 11:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm getting 25mpg out of my 3.0 Auto 95 2wd Ranger. It has stock ride height, with 15x7s and around 29" tires. If I were you, I'd keep the truck as is for now (it looks good!) and concentrate on driving technique... like coasting as much as possible and predicting traffic signals.
Im watching the tach and trying to keep it under 2000k..

odd part was it took the same amount of time to get it work gunning it and hitting most stop lights as it did driving slow and cruising on all greens..
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That would be 38 mpg mixed. Its probably more city driving, and he lives in Chicago.
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Im watching the tach and trying to keep it under 2000k..

odd part was it took the same amount of time to get it work gunning it and hitting most stop lights as it did driving slow and cruising on all greens..
Welcome to EM! That's one of my theories. Overall, the "lights you miss" are made up for in the lights you slowdown to and/or coast through. I do think your *average* commute time will be longer, but not enough to warrant the price in gas. When it goes just right, your stress levels are lowered too.

If you get reallllllly hardcore, you figure out the timing of the lights. I am pretty sure that my lights change based on time of day, so I have never have done a study.

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Welcome to EM! That's one of my theories. Overall, the "lights you miss" are made up for in the lights you slowdown to and/or coast through. I do think your *average* commute time will be longer, but not enough to warrant the price in gas. When it goes just right, your stress levels are lowered too.

If you get reallllllly hardcore, you figure out the timing of the lights. I am pretty sure that my lights change based on time of day, so I have never have done a study.

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thats crazy!

it was hard today on the highway to keep it under 70.. though not really hard, just gotta break the speed habit.. found this sweet spot were around 2300 rpms it cruises nicely at 68ish.. also one at 40..

scary how many little cars get pushed around by these huge pickups.. never saw it till I started slowing down..
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odd part was it took the same amount of time to get it work gunning it...
Make sure you're not giving it full-throttle to get going -- if forces the ECU into Open-Loop (which would subtract the efforts)

Good work on the technique though -- keep it up

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Make sure you're not giving it full-throttle to get going -- if forces the ECU into Open-Loop (which would subtract the efforts)

Good work on the technique though -- keep it up

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I cut it off at 2k when starting off and if needed allow it to get up 2.5k or 3k depending on traffic but quickly get back under 2k..


I am thinking of making a spoiler type thingy, basicly clear plastic sheet screwed into the plastic bedliner (possibly hindged so no one messes with it when parked); leaned against the tailgate and cut so it gets the 10-12 degree from the cab.. and get some black abs plastic around the skidplate to cover the gaps between the bumper, tires, and skidplate..

Blue outline = plastic..




Do you think it will help?

I am going to to try to leave much of the truck alone until I can afford new rims/tires and lower it..
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Thanks! so far so good, just gotta wait to see how many miles I can squeeze out of this tank!

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