My guess is that the Gulf comes back online more efficiently, and the influx
of bio diesel and ethanol, as well as other sources of fuel, such as coal,
will lower demand on crude oil.
Plus I'm a firm believer in the fact that part of the rise in prices is due
more to speculation on the futures market than actual demand.
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
You mean a second overdrive, like a GearVendors (http://www.gearvendors.com )
or US Gear (http://www.usgear.com ) ?
One of them makes a unit for a 4x4 - I forget which. Be prepared to spend
You already have OD. If you are seriously concerned about MPG
improvements, lower it if it is lifted and run stock type smooth
treaded tires at near max pressure as this will improve MPG more than
adding another com[ound OD which might actually make MPG even worse
because it does not chamge the amount of power required to move truck
down the road. (it actually increases it slightly because of addition
power losses in a second OD unit because they are not 100% efficent.
This is true only to a point because if the gearing is too tall for
engine and load, MPG will decrease further. No hard set universal
rules here to go by.
Possible? Yes. Cost efficient? Doubtful. Gear vendors sells an OD unit
4x4. But it's expensive. You would have to buy a lot of fuel and drive a lot
miles to make it pay off.
The bottom line is, a Dodge is a pig. There's not much you can do to change
that. The best thing you can do is make sure the truck is well tuned, tires are
properly inflated, and go easy on the gas pedal.
Keep in mind a Harley Dyna gets 45 mpg ;)
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