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mpg of a diesel burb

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big_truxx, Apr 15, 2005.

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MPG of burb w/ 6.2/700 & 3.08's

  1. less than stated

    5.9%
  2. 15mpg

    11.8%
  3. 20mpg

    70.6%
  4. 25mpg

    11.8%
  5. more than stated

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. big_truxx

    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    What would the MPG be for a 73-91 style burb w/ 6.2, 700, and 3.08 gears?
     
  2. tdcombs

    tdcombs Registered Member

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    parents had an 82 with the 6.2 2wd when i was growing up and it got about 27.
     
  3. big_truxx

    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    cool beans! Many thanks bud! I may consider a 2wd but 4x4 is handy sometimes just because.
     
  4. Zeitler

    Zeitler Registered Member

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    i think 3:08 gears is a bit tall with the th700 unless you want to cruise at 80mph all the time..

    i don't have a diesel (would love to but those engines go for 2500-3000 $ here !!!) some says the diesel gives the best economy at 1800 rpm..might have that in mind
     
  5. beastofablaze

    beastofablaze 1/2 ton status

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    voted 20 because that seems to be the consensus and with the 700 i wouldn't be suprised if you got more on the highway.
     
  6. big_truxx

    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    well I know that 3.08's are a little on the high side, but the biggest tire I would run on this burb would be a 31". I may even run 235/75/15's (29"). So.... :thinking: I just want this to be a comfy family rig that gets groceries and goes on trips and gets great milage :waytogo:
     
  7. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    That combo would slower than the second coming, but on the freeway it should pull down 22-24 mpg @65ish

    Rene
     
  8. mudnmyvayne

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    Yea, I agree fully. My 6.2 3/4ton sub is no speed demon, even with th400 & 4.10 gears. It pulls hard...just not in a hurry.16-18mpg if I drive carefull. I would think overdrive & 3.08s would be a real headache in wind,on hills...passing traffic. :grin:
     

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