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Have an 01 Ram 2500 Automatic essentially stock that I use to cross 4 mountain passes hauling grapes for my winery. At $4.00/gallon fuel economy is heavily on my mind. Any opinions on a device to help with fuel economy? Increased power or other benefits would be nice but my only real concern is the fuel and the cost of the unit.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4, Auto Transmission, stock all the way except a set of gauges (Fuel Press, Trans Temp, and EGT) and a Raptor FRRP-100 lift pump.
I never tow faster than 55 MPH because of all the up and down hills then all the twist in the road too. But never had a problem hauling 6-8K worth of load and always hitting 13-14 MPG. I just haul a load of scrap metal for a friend down to Payette, ID 240 mile round trip and got 14.2 MPG going down. Then half way home picked up another load and hauled it to New Meadows, ID by the time I hit home I was at 16.5 MPG.
Speed is the number killer of MPG's while towing!
Tires are the second killer of MPG's... More aggressive, wider and taller tires hurt!
Improper use of performance modules.
Good tool to learn how to drive again is a ScanGauge II...
Oh Yeah... Idaho is at $4.229 now and going up quickly...
Michael Nelson -=- 2002 Dodge Ram Cummins 5.9L -=- 1996 Dodge Ram Magnum 5.9L
I Don't Own A Pavement Princess! I Own A Pair Of Work Trucks!
I did some searching and didn't find much feed back on that chip. A lot of people, myself included, run a power puck. Both are just timing boxes and will help mileage some. I'm sure it's a good product.
99 2500 4x4 FASS 95 2" Leveling kit BHAF, Power Puck, Quadzilla boost fooler 4" Silverline DAP 50hp VCO injectors. Autometer Z series Boost, Fuel and Pyro
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