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Used it Saturday to pull this little baby home. 33s and windy back roads netted about 8.6MPG by the time we got home... I'm hoping that stealing the wheels and tires of the wife's Xterra will get a few MPG back but that's a test for another day.
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Used it Saturday to pull this little baby home. 33s and windy back roads netted about 8.6MPG by the time we got home... I'm hoping that stealing the wheels and tires of the wife's Xterra will get a few MPG back but that's a test for another day.
We pull an ultralight [email protected] teardrop and get about 7.8! TRBL
Running 285/75/16s
She pulls great but the mileage suuuucks! Any advice for getting better mpg would be greatly appreciated. Planning a tune up soon but not sure what the best bang for the buck performance upgrades are

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We pull an ultralight [email protected] teardrop and get about 7.8! TRBL
Running 285/75/16s
She pulls great but the mileage suuuucks! Any advice for getting better mpg would be greatly appreciated. Planning a tune up soon but not sure what the best bang for the buck performance upgrades are

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From what I've been reading, a throttle body clean, PCV valve, MAF sensor clean, and doing the idle relearn are a good place to start. (And very cheap!)

Also replacing the Y pipe with a 2 into 1 magnaflow muffler is supposed to free up some additional grunt without a big investment.
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From what I've been reading, a throttle body clean, PCV valve, MAF sensor clean, and doing the idle relearn are a good place to start. (And very cheap!)

Also replacing the Y pipe with a 2 into 1 magnaflow muffler is supposed to free up some additional grunt without a big investment.
Sweet, thank you!

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For towing not being in a hurry saves the most gas. A Bully Dog is very useful for the real time mpg display. I try to keep the rpm around 3k, so with a manual tranny that's around 70 mph in fifth gear with my stock size tires. I get between 11 and 14 mpg pulling a 6x12 v nose trailer, 1200# empty so normally at a guess in the 2500# range loaded for an event.
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Oh yeah and an intake manifold spacer is also supposed to make a noticeable difference as well.
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We pull an ultralight [email protected] teardrop and get about 7.8! TRBL
Running 285/75/16s
She pulls great but the mileage suuuucks! Any advice for getting better mpg would be greatly appreciated. Planning a tune up soon but not sure what the best bang for the buck performance upgrades are

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I'm planning on doing some more research to see what I can squeeze out of this thing for mpg. My wife's Xterra is bone stock with much more highway oriented tires so that will be the first step for sure.

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From what I've been reading, a throttle body clean, PCV valve, MAF sensor clean, and doing the idle relearn are a good place to start. (And very cheap!)

Also replacing the Y pipe with a 2 into 1 magnaflow muffler is supposed to free up some additional grunt without a big investment.
Well off to research doing those!

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For towing not being in a hurry saves the most gas. A Bully Dog is very useful for the real time mpg display. I try to keep the rpm around 3k, so with a manual tranny that's around 70 mph in fifth gear with my stock size tires. I get between 11 and 14 mpg pulling a 6x12 v nose trailer, 1200# empty so normally at a guess in the 2500# range loaded for an event.
I can guarantee the lack of hurry will help immensely! I do worry about running at 3k rpm with the A/T for extended periods of time. Around 55 mph the truck was really searching for the right gear especially on small rolling hills.

I'm probably due for a trans flush and filter as well so that will get done once weather gets nicer too.

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From what I've been reading, a throttle body clean, PCV valve, MAF sensor clean, and doing the idle relearn are a good place to start. (And very cheap!)

Also replacing the Y pipe with a 2 into 1 magnaflow muffler is supposed to free up some additional grunt without a big investment.
Thx, I'll tackle these 'cleaning' services before Sedona next month. Also need to repl my spark plugs at 133K now. In the mean time finally hooked up my Ram mount for the iPad Mini, using GAIA GPS. Nice bright screen and 8" is a good size for my use, beats the tiny iPhone. Anybody know of a better app with breadcrumb capabilities that is not too costly?
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Installed about 30 square feet of Fat Mat Rattletrap under the carpet beneath the front and rear seats, a few strips in the doors and a whole lot under the trunk storage bin. Phone decibel meter shows about a 3-5 dB drop in noise level at idle. Overall not a huge change in noise level for the amount of work I put in but the clarity of the stereo is much better than before.
Have you tried adding layers on the underside of the hood? I wonder if this helps. I can use some sound deadening also, will look up that Fat Mat.
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