gas mileage

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  1. phil_the_thrill

    phil_the_thrill Active Member

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    i was thinking about getting new gears but gas mileage is an issue for me. driving back and forth from college every once in a while is about a 200 mile trip. i was just wondering what kind of gas mileage you guys get with 4.10s. also, list major mods such as s/c.
     
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    Looks like you have a 4.6 but ill reply anyway. Now I am having some weird fuel issues running kinda rich lower rpms and not enough up top. Anyway mods are in my Sig I have 3.90s and last time i checked about 2 weeks ago I was getting about 18mpg. If you drive on the freeway a lot and don't like to be in higher rpms then I would recommend gettings 3.73s. Keeping up with traffic here and going a bit faster at tI'mes im around 3000-3400 rpms in 5th gear. I have 3.73s sitting right next to me getting ready to put them in cause I cant stand it. Personal choice of course but hey if you decide to get 3.90s I have some haha goodluck man. Oh 200mile trip would be about a full tank for me.
     
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    I'm running 3.73's on mine. Mods are in my sig. Around town i get around 18-19mpg. On my trip to Myrtle Beach which was mostly interstate i got around 25mpg. Im sure the 4.10's wouldn't be much worse than that. Trust me tho once u get the gears u'll love them and won't mind the slight difference u'll see in mpg.
     
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    I'm running 3.73's on mine. Mods are in my sig. Around town i get around 18-19mpg. On my trip to Myrtle Beach which was mostly interstate i got around 25mpg. Im sure the 4.10's wouldn't be much worse than that. Trust me tho once u get the gears u'll love them and won't mind the slight difference u'll see in mpg.
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    wow i get 18-19 city with my stock 3.08's. im hoping for 15-16 when i get my 3.73's in this spring
     
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    MeanGrn Gt Well-Known Member

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    It seems like gears dont hurt the mileage that much. Around town it is not much of a difference, on highway you loose a little but not as much as you may think. 3.73's would be a good choice but 4.10's wont get much worse mileage.
     
  6. phil_the_thrill

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    yeah i'm having a hard time deciding. at one minute i don't care about the gas mileage, just want the extra kick in the pants. then the next minute i look at my credit card bill and see that im spendin too much on gas already. maybe i will go with something more modest such as 3.73s since that'll be a pretty big jump from 3.27s as it is. i dunno....
     
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    IHMO for daily driven cars i wouldnt go any lower than 3.73's.....i have 3.55 in mine and like it pretty good...i also get 22mpg combined city and highway