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In my 2002 6 speed manual i was getting around 12-13 around town on 35 inch nittos.. maybe 18-19 on the highway


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Maybe I'm doing alright. I'm averaging 2k rpm @ 65 with 315/75/r16

Dodge said stock was 410 gearing, dana 70, limited slip(what does this mean?)

Anything besides a tuner to improve? I do travel a steep grade daily, and it was doing over 16 on a stretch of hwy that isn't so hilly. I keep wanting to get a tuner, but the one I researched isn't even available for shipment in ca :/
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With truck in sig I net around 12-14 mpg traveling at about 80 mph 2k rpm with 3.55 gearing. Plan is to drop the lift here soon, redo the suspension to make it ride smooth again, go to either sac or vco 7.010 150 or 175hp injectors and a 62/68x12 turbo. If I have to drop tire size once removing the lift I will but trying to keep them until I have to replace them and then I will go down to a 33x12.5r20 a/t. Eventually I would love to upgrade to 3.73 gearing unless convinced otherwise.
Obviously I know if i could shake the weight in my right foot boot my mpg's would improve, however i do not think that will happen any time soon especially once the turbo and injectors are upgraded.

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Is there even an aftermarket gear available in 3.73 for our year trucks? I thought we were very limited in gear selections.

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Is there even an aftermarket gear available in 3.73 for our year trucks? I thought we were very limited in gear selections.
USA Standard Gear 3.73 Ring & Pinion for Dana 70 ZG D70-373

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In my 2002 6 speed manual i was getting around 12-13 around town on 35 inch nittos.. maybe 18-19 on the highway
First off how are you getting your odometer reading? How are you doing your math to figure this out? Anyone with oversized tires cannot use a percent offset to figure out odometer distance. This is incorrect and will create some wild numbers. The only way to be sure is to use GPS odometer then you'll have a true distance.

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wow. cool. guess I wasn't lookin hard enough.

IF one were to jump up in tire size, say to a 33/12.5/18 from the stock 265/70/16, I wonder if a gear swap to a 3.73, from the stock 3.54 would be even worth it...going to a 33 tire I THINK makes the effective gear ratio on a 3.54 actually somewhere in the low 3.40's.

However, even so, Wouldn't a 3.73 gear be ideal for our trucks regardless? Many on here who have 4.10s I've read, they favor the 3.54's, if you aint towing all day every day.

I dunno...

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wow. cool. guess I wasn't lookin hard enough.

IF one were to jump up in tire size, say to a 33/12.5/18 from the stock 265/70/16, I wonder if a gear swap to a 3.73, from the stock 3.54 would be even worth it...going to a 33 tire I THINK makes the effective gear ratio on a 3.54 actually somewhere in the low 3.40's.

However, even so, Wouldn't a 3.73 gear be ideal for our trucks regardless? Many on here who have 4.10s I've read, they favor the 3.54's, if you aint towing all day every day.

I dunno...
re gearing is incredibly expensive if you have it done. Especially if its a 4x4...have to do both front and rear ends.

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yea I know, the one shop in my area (RIGHT! Gear & Axle) the best guys in biz, wanted around $3400 for a font & rear gear swap, including a Detroit Locker in the back. Can't swing that right now..

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I haven't gotten below 16 mpg with a mix between in town and highway driving not being easy on the throttle.

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I too have a run a gps calculated 18.xx mpg at 75-80mph. 4.10's, 6 speed, 315/75r16 tires, edge jwa on 5x1. This was a single run of almost 99% highway, ~450 miles


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Turn it up more. Lower you hold either the sublevel or main level the more you holding back the timing and module. If you capable of light footing it on 5x5 you'd see higher MPG's than that 18 MPG. Even 5x3 with net you more.

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