once again, not trying to sound rude or condescending but this collective
does not sound like they need to be modding a vehicle. i have never seen an
electric clutch fan either.
it is a truck, if you really want better fuel mileage then you are going
to have to start driving a dodge neon instead of a dodge truck. most mods
are designed to add power not mileage for a truck. some of these mods will
add a little mileage if you drive like a grandma but most of us stick our
feet in it just a little harder once we realize a tad more horsepower.
you can read all kinds of figures and claims from aftermarket
manufacturers but don't buy into the magical silver bullet sales pitch. as
competative as the vehicle market is, if a major truck manufacturer could
make their truck get significantly better mileage thatn the other guys these
features would come installed at the factory. it is called free market
competition. buy yourself a smart car for commuting and only drive the
truck when you *need* a truck if fuel mileage is that big of a concern.
myself, i like the comfort of my big extended cab truck with a v8 and 11
mpg is the price i pay for that comfort. b.t.w. if you are going to wander
into newsgroups a thick skin is required.
FYI, I owned 2 dodge neon's. I use my truck to haul pharmaceuticals. I can't
fit 68 totes in a dodge neon. I'd suggest you get all of your information
before 'suggesting' stuff. I drive 200 miles a day. I was just looking for a
little more gas mileage not a miracle. Sorry if you can't seem to understand
it. I will unsubscribe to this group because you can't seem to do anything
but make sarcastic remarks. Sorry to bother such "smart" men as you all!
On Wed, 16 Jul 2008 11:20:32 -0400, "Carolina Watercraft Works"
of the truck while driving down the interstate.... You know, like
tires on diagnal sides (only needed when you stop if you can keep the
speed up and balance your load properly.....) The engine (only
needed for taking off or when some clutz hits the brake.....), The
passenger seat, the bed, the hood, the fenders, the bumper.... The
tailgate.... Actually, you'd save a lot of time just buying a sheet
of plywood, 4 of those coaster wheels that screw-on, and either a
large rubber band or a rope to tow from another vehichle to get up
speed to about 90 mph on the interstate.... Once up to speed, just
yell "Get out of the way you moron!" and wear leather, folks will
think your in the hell'sAngels.... Oh yeah, I almost forgot.... To
be street legal, you need to have a friend screw in your license plate
to your butt, and you better carry your registration papers and
insurance papers with you....
Good tune up with stock parts.
Make sure the tires are in good shape and inflated to the proper pressure.
Don't bother with the "cold air kit". The stock system flows FAR more
air than the engine will ever use and draws it from outside the engine
compartment. 99% of the "cold air kits" get the air from inside the
engine compartment, which is NOT a good place to find cold air.
remove any crap that causes extra drag if possible. Things like roof
mounted light bars, front visors and such.
Learn how to drive for better economy.
Plan your trips so you don't backtrack or make needless trips.
Don't expect miracles. For the most part a truck is a truck and your not
going to get high mileage driving a brick around.
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