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Re: New Ram V6

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farmer boy

03-17-2013 11:24:38

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Those mpg meters are known to be optimistic, but aren't usually out by more than 10%, so at worst you're averaging 15.1mpg on that 306 miles. You're still not comparing apples to apples. The man wanted a truck that could acheive good mileage. Any turck with a 4.56 gear set isn't going to acheive that. The Eco-Boost can be had with 3.55 or 3.73 gears and can average over 20mpg. It's good that you're happy with your truck, and it seems to serve you well. Even with 4.56 gears, your truck isn't going to 'play' with 25,000lb gcw. It may handle it OK, but 'play ' is a bit much.

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03-17-2013 13:41:26

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 Re: New Ram V6 in reply to farmer boy, 03-17-2013 11:24:38  
Well when I figure it with paper and pencil miles divide by gallons it always comes out with in .5 of the reading on the screen.

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farmer boy

03-17-2013 13:16:53

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 Re: New Ram V6 in reply to farmer boy, 03-17-2013 11:24:38  
I thought you got 16.8mpg over 306 miles. Just found out DTE means 'distance till empty' The newest vehicle I drive is a 2006 Corolla, a very basic car. Not use to all this computer stuff.

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03-17-2013 16:22:30

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 Re: New Ram V6 in reply to farmer boy, 03-17-2013 13:16:53  
Thought it was destination time ended but you could be right, should have a 28 gallon tank, was an option of 34 or 28 and I think this one has a 28, something most powerwagons have them to be lighter while mudding, rock climbing not sure, so 16.8 is probebly pretty close at around 3/4 a tank

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