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Thoughts on getting back my mileage

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by 55Willy, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I'm thinking of going to 37's (bfg muds, AT's or swamper ssr) or going to 3.73 and keeping the 35's.

    Would a turbo help mileage or make it worst since I'll always want to hear it whine /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif


    -Jeremy

    PS this is a daily driver-tow rig
     
  2. bigblock454

    bigblock454 Clack Clack Clack Premium Member

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    generally a turbo will slightly increase efficiency. I think at absolute best 10%.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Stop driving 80 mph and you'll see better numbers...LOL

    Rene
     
  4. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    fastest I'v had it is 70. I will be driving down the freeway (only done it twice since I'v had it) and I will look down and I'm only doing 55, /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    With the burb I drove it 140 miles and it used about 3/8 to a half a tank to do so.

    -Jeremy
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    You can't go by the fuel gauge so much. You gotta fill it then drive it and fill it again to be reasonably accurate. My truck will go 200 miles before the needle even moves off of full. The next 200 miles wipes out half a tank on the guage though.

    Rene
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    in that case the gauge better not move til i say it can,LOL

    the first half just dropped.
     

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