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Gas mileage!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mattchew, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Mattchew

    Mattchew Newbie

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    I know this has been asked proably about 300 times but maybe not I did a search and no luck. Soo Iam thinking of looking to buy a older k5 like say 72-74 something with a fully removable top the only prob is iam worred about gas mileage I plan on lifting it and running 33in tires. Iam just wondering about what u can average just from city and once in awile highway driving if u keep out of the pedal.
     
  2. AkMudr

    AkMudr 1/2 ton status

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    Driving style and how the truck is running makes all the difference. Properly tuned without yer foot in it, 12-16mpg can be achieved.
     
  3. Greenblazer-AZ

    Greenblazer-AZ 1/2 ton status

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    Mpg

    It is expensive to drive a big K5. Daily driver with better MPG will let you spend more money on your rig instead of at the pump.

    Later,

    Allan Greenblazer
     
  4. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    7 MPG with 16" wide Swampers..... :(


    ...or to say it differently: $17/hr at highway speeds



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  5. AkMudr

    AkMudr 1/2 ton status

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    If its milage yer worried about, don't plan on being happy wiht an old K5 or even an older fullsized, get a 4banger lol.

    I averaged it out and I spend almost 240 a month on gas.
     
  6. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I'm with the other guys. Even the BEST MPG possible out of one of these things can't be considered good, so you either have to live with the fact that they drink gas, or get a different vehicle.

    Nice to have a cheap fuel efficient commuter and a truck for fun. Even then, $2000 for an additional car buys a lot of gas for a truck. :)
     

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