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milage question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big_truxx, May 1, 2005.

  1. big_truxx

    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    So what would an 85 shortbed (fleetside) w/ 350/th350 w/ possibly 3.08's get for milage? What kind of rear gears would it take wqith the engine and tranny combo to get 20mpg?


    I just had a guy stop by w/ an ok loking 85 2wd shortbed (fleetside) truck. 350/th350 claims to get 20mpg :haha: even w/ 3.08's anyone ever hear of that? maybe it's just me being used to my big sled (82 crew dually) getting 10mpg w/ 350/th400 and 3.73's :dunno: I am considering it. Maybe w/o the 35's it'd be ok to do :thinking: or maybe I will be evil and start parting the 75 out <insert evil laughter here> :thinking:
     
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    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    I know someone can answer this one :D :waytogo:
     
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    anyone? :confused:
     
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    not 20 lol, 15-16 downhill w/ a tailwind perhaps.....
     
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    ;) :waytogo: my thoughts exactly brother :D but still better than my 75 or my 82... :D and also kinda sporty and comfy and nice :D I will have to post pics when I decide to go talk to the guy about swapping trucks :waytogo:
     
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    my k-5 with 350/350/203 gets 6.5mpg on 93 oct. but thats on 39.5's with 4.56's
     
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    and it's 4wd ;)
     

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