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PostSubject: Whats your fuel economy???   August 17th 2009, 11:39 pm

We have a pretty wide variety of vehicles on the site and I was curious what everyone was getting for fuel economy?

So, lets see what you got;

03; Average; 18.1mpg, High; 22.9mpg, Low; 13.4mpg (towing)

97; Average; 15.1mpg, High; 18.2mpg, Low; 12mpg

85; Wait and see, still on tank # one (stupid transmission). Previous owner told me he averaged 20mpg so I hope to get close to that.

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 17th 2009, 11:47 pm

sonoma - about 18-20 with the 4.3

88 S10 - 8-10.. my little half blown 2.8 sucks fuel like a pig

bronco - the 400m's average about 14-16 stock
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 12:27 am

My truck got 17.9 at the last fill up.

If I make it a 2WD, I wonder how good it would be then, LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 12:33 am

00 jimmy 28-30 mpg
85 c10 15-16 mpg
86 c10 0mpg
87 c10 0mpg

lol.. only cause the last 2 have no motor or a poorly running motor...
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 12:38 am

30 MPG? no way in hell, lol.


With a lift kit, those tires, I don't think so. If you seriously average 30 MPG, I hate you. Laughing

My old truck, after a whole top end rebuild, fresh cap, rotor, wires, plug, fuel filter, etc. got 20.1, and that was 98% highway.
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 12:40 am

joe can't do math LOL.. and if he's right, i'm finding a newer 4.3 for my sonoma!
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 12:40 am

That's what I'm saying!

18-20, sure. 28-30, I'm going to hunt his Jimmy down and steal it, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 12:53 am

not if i get to it first! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 12:56 am

i tell no lies... with the tune im running now and all the aftermarket goodies i have in it i average 28 on the street and 30-31 highway
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 1:02 am

eh, i'll take my big block and it's 14-16mpg before i open the motor up lol.. i'd rather have power over gas mileage
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 1:48 am

The blazer I had was averaging about 15-16 but after motor six was in and got tested, it got 23-25 on an average. I did some checking and the motor that finally worked and stayed in the truck was a 4.3 out of a newer sanoma... Also, I drove a 03 Chevy cargo van for a company with the 4.3 averaged 24-26 with it, AND my older 1995 S10 I had years ago had the 4.3 and a 5speed and I got 24-26 out of that thing too. So yeah, I believe it to be possible boys.


My 1996 S10, averaging 19mph, but is driven so slow it is not a fair estimate
My F250 has risen to almost 18 MPG average. The lowest I got was 9mpg...LOL... but that was mostly in 4Lo...LMAO

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 7:37 am

i think close to 18, but im sure i get lower than that unless i baby her haha
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 9:30 am

Last time I really paid attention to my odometer I had my gumbo's on her and I never quite did the math but I got a 26+/- gallon tank and could go 260 miles on a full tank and when I drove down state with her I had my 285's on and I got about 320 miles to a full tank... If you guys feel like doing the math go ahead I'm better off not knowing cuz then it doesn't hurt the wallet as bad!! I know my econmy is poor due mainly to my driving habits but the fact that I don't know excactly how bad it is makes it easier!! Now the wife's mitsi that's a different story!! About 30-34 in the city and believe it or not I actually sqeezed 40-42+/- on the highway last fall!!! That's the one thing I love about this non turbo 1.8!!! Can't beat the mileage!!! However when it comes to my 4x4 I too would rather have peroformance over economy!!! There's more to life then gas mileage!
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 10:22 am

Your truck did 10 previously, and around 12-13 after.
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 12:09 pm

1993GMCSierra wrote:
30 MPG? no way in hell, lol.


With a lift kit, those tires, I don't think so. If you seriously average 30 MPG, I hate you. Laughing

My old truck, after a whole top end rebuild, fresh cap, rotor, wires, plug, fuel filter, etc. got 20.1, and that was 98% highway.

I have to agree with 1993, 30 does sound far fetched. With your tires, lift, aerodynamics, weight, etc.... Its really hard to believe. I know those trucks can get good fuel economy, but I have never before heard of anyone going over 25mpg before you Joe. If you had skinny tires, lowered, with a gutted interior I would beleive it no problem, but as your truck sits.....

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 2:12 pm

FaselZ71 wrote:
However when it comes to my 4x4 I too would rather have peroformance over economy!!! There's more to life then gas mileage!

woooo i'm not alone here on that thought hahah
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 2:22 pm

Agreed!.

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 2:54 pm

That's been my motto ever since my mom give me crap about buying a truck when the gas prices where getting to be the highest we'd ever seen I looked at her and simply said "Mom there's more to life then gas mileage... The economy might suck but we still have to have fun and if I go broke putting gas in my truck then I'll deal with it when the time comes" and it just kinda stuck with me!!
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 18th 2009, 7:54 pm

i'm not going to lie, i would like to see my 79 get better gas mileage.. but i'm not going to sacrifice power over it.. i want my motor to push at least 350+hp, which with the right cam and intake setup, will put me over 450rwt in 4h.. i could deal with 8-10 mpg with that kind of power Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 22nd 2009, 11:03 am

Right now 16.7 MPG since new (at 14000 miles).
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 22nd 2009, 1:36 pm

1995 Gmc K1500 sierra w/5.0, 5 speed manual
18-23 on the highway
15-18 in town (depends on how I drive)
1993 s10 w4.3 and 5 speed manual
18 MPG no matter what I do.....
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 22nd 2009, 11:59 pm

76.. 350 4barrel & headers around 12
Mustang 0 now, 25 when done. WOO I6!
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 23rd 2009, 8:43 am

I don't know if it's possible 76, but if you can stick a 4.6L like the newer ones have in there, you'll get the same gas mileage.
How do I know? My TC has a 4.6L
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   August 23rd 2009, 9:26 am

Well I will have to say my Dads cars since I am still them it lol

02 Stratus 28-30
92 Volvo 240 25-30 (I'm just guessing because the odometer is broke)
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your fuel economy???   October 2nd 2009, 10:02 pm

97 gmc sierra 11.4
91 gmc sierra 19
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