Truck MPG

Old 05-21-2009, 04:57 PM
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This might be a bit of a different post for this site but I just got a '99 Dodge 1500 Sport. It is completly stock and I was wondering if there was anything I can do to increase the MPG? Also is there any performance upgrades that I can do to help it it perform better also? Any ideas would be awesome. Thanks.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:51 PM
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what engine? 3.9-5.2-5.9 ?


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Old 05-21-2009, 10:21 PM
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A high flow air filter would be a start, something like a K/N or equivilent. Then couple that with a cold air intake kit, now that would be friggin awesome!
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:31 AM
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well my girlfriend has the same truck with a 5.9 and in the % months weve been toghether its gone from 14 to 9.5 mpg and i tried all the lil shit recharged the k&n changed oil fuel filter and ran some marvle miracle oil through it and aint seen any change for the better so if you do find somethin that helps keep me posted
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:50 AM
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Maybe less right foot pressure :!: :!: Just kidding, they aren't known for fuel mileage, :!: :!: never seen one of those engines go over 16 mpg.


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Old 05-22-2009, 12:51 PM
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My 97 ram 1500 5.2L only got 12 to 13 MPG in town even puttin arond slow.

towing the car on the highway I did a little better.
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:04 PM
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yeah mine has the 5.2 too. i get about 10-11 mpg in town and 12 mpg on the highway.

keep the suggestions coming.

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Old 05-22-2009, 06:31 PM
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ran and drove good,never had any problems

put 40,000 miles on it then sold it with 228,000

original motor,trans and rear end bought it from original owner.
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by txhunter69
well my girlfriend has the same truck with a 5.9 and in the % months weve been toghether its gone from 14 to 9.5 mpg and i tried all the lil s recharged the k&n changed oil fuel filter and ran some marvle miracle oil through it and aint seen any change for the better so if you do find somethin that helps keep me posted
UH-OH. That was your fault, ya know.Because you worked on it. It don't matter if all you did was changed the air filter...in a woman's mind, if the starter goes out next week it will be your fault because you worked on it last.
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:25 AM
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maybe try some octane boost ? mine gains 3mpg when I put some in there (it is a chevy though and has a little power difference)
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