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Old 06-14-2012, 07:32 PM
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Can anyone help me out? i have the 4.7L v8 with almost 98K miles.it also hasnt had a tune up yet. also im running 285 tires with a 2 inch rough country lift. any opinions on how to get better gas mileage? and if anyone knows how a tune up can help my MPG please let me know. thanks!
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Re: MPG help anyone?

Have you reprgrammed the computer for your new tire size?

Plugs... Now!!
Pcv....filters?
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Re: MPG help anyone?

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Have you reprgrammed the computer for your new tire size?

Plugs... Now!!
Pcv....filters?

No, i have not reprogrammed the computer yet. will that help?
and i will get the plugs.

Thanks alot for your input!
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Re: MPG help anyone?

it wont help increase mpgs, but you are currently getting an incorrect reading. if you want improved mpgs when did you install large tires and a lift?
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Exactly what size tires are you running?

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Re: MPG help anyone?

Im running 285/65/18 right now.
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it wont help increase mpgs, but you are currently getting an incorrect reading. if you want improved mpgs when did you install large tires and a lift?
I installed the tires and lift April 2nd
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Re: MPG help anyone?

Your new tires are 10% bigger. So if you want to hand calculateyour mileage you would add 10% to your distance travelled. YOu go 300 miles on a tank, you actually went 330 miles. So divide your gallons used by 330 instead of 300. You should see a 2 mpg improvement over what the evic says.

Either way those 285's are big and heavy and need more energy to turn over. = less mpg's.

Stock tire size, lightweight tires, mild tread pattern, air dsm on, roof rack bars off is still your best mpg combo. I get 23 on the highway like that.
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Can anyone help me out? i have the 4.7L v8 with almost 98K miles.it also hasnt had a tune up yet. also im running 285 tires with a 2 inch rough country lift. any opinions on how to get better gas mileage? and if anyone knows how a tune up can help my MPG please let me know. thanks!
Yes, give it a tune up and put smaller tires and stock suspension back on it. Tune up: replace parts that wear out like plugs, wires, sensors, EGR, PCV, ALL fluids, ALL filters.
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