Join Date: May 2010
Location: Friona, TX
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Ok, lets do some beer math and see... cause I too am looking at justifying the $1500 outlay for a 5" TBE and H&S.
14mpg for 5000 miles at $3.00 per gallon equals a total cost of $1071.43
18mpg for 5000 miles at $3.00 per gallon equals a total cost of $833.33
1071.43 - 833.33 = 238.09
$238.09 is your savings per 5000 miles. So, your $1500 outlay divided by $238.09 is 6.3. 6.3 X 5000 = 31,500 miles to pay off.
Now, that's nothing but fuel economy. Factor your risk. What is your warranty worth? Do you plan on having the vehicle past 35000 miles? How handy are you doing your own repairs?
In my opinion it's worth it (although I haven't done it yet), especially since most warranty work is CAUSED by the EGR and DPF system. Also, I haven't gotten about 14mpg driving in town anyway, just 12s and 13s... factor that into your math and my payoff is in 23k miles... Hope that helps yall.
2010 Ram 2500 CTD, Mega Cab, Laramie, 4x4, 2" Daystar Level, Toyo OC MTs 35x12.5.17, Bilstein 5100s, Bilstein Steering Stabilizer, RollBAK Tonneau Cover