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Old 01-28-2019, 05:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
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So many factors will change your fuel mileage. Here is what I have found out. SPEED is the determining factor in what kind of mileage you get. Slow it down to sip, speed up to drink. My truck came factory with the 18 inch wheels and would get 19-21 on the highway ( all things being equal) at 80 mph. I swapped to factory 20 inch wheels, that same 80 is now 16-17. Slow down to 70 with the 20s and it got 21-23. Best mileage it ever got was pulling a jet ski on flat ground at 60 mph, 26.4 high with an avg of 25.3. I made the drive from Pensacola to Atlanta on less than a quarter tank. Regens kill mileage, speed kills mileage, bigger tires and wheels kill mileage. You can make em sip, you just gotta slow down.
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