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Going to try and increase my MPG'S!!


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So within the next few months Ill be doing some things to better my mpgs. Right now with my current ...


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Old 05-12-2013, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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So within the next few months Ill be doing some things to better my mpgs. Right now with my current set up, I only average 12.5 mpgs and thats with babying it! Im going to swap out to some AT tires, probably the 275/65/20 Falken Rocky Mountain ATS..as my truck is pretty much a pavement queen. A little smaller, lighter, and less aggressive than my Nitto Trails! Plus they are about $500 less per set than my Nittos! Ill also be getting a tuner, probably a Bully Dog! I hope the switch will boost my mpgs to somewhere around averaging 16-17 mpgs!...Would a cai be a noticeable difference as well? I do have a drop in k&n filter now....any other tips or advice please let me know..thanks guys!


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Stay off the skinny pedal.
Good luck man, that tire swap should help.


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Man I do...like I said that's babying it lol!..65 and cruise control on the highway, smoother starts and stops and still only 12.5-13 mpgs


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i think tires will be your biggest thing man, thats a good choice!


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For all they money you are going to spend on tires and a tuner you will never make back in gas savings. I don't get why people want to spend a lot of money to get better gas millage in a big ass truck lol. Want good gas millage buy a prius.


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I know man..but something's got to give lol..I think tires are a smart choice as my truck rarely sees mud..changing tires alone will probably save me 1-2 mpgs!


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Did you just insult me by telling me to get a Prius haha


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It would take 20 years to make back the $1000 savings on new tires that get you only 1-2mpg better though. Not worth it in my opinion.
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I'd either sell my current tires or when it comes time for new ones just do the switch then


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also have to consider the wear on the tires. the new ones probably wont wear out as fast i bet. so that should save some money too. you should also get your tires filled with nitrogen. should help with the weight of the tires. I would say yes to getting a cai that will help, especially with the tuner. also the magnaflow you have will help with the cai and tuner.

but it would be cheaper to buy a $2000 honda
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