Best MPG with 12V 4WD - Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum
- HOME - FORUMS - GARAGE - TECH - ARTICLES - CHAT - CLASSIFIEDS - REVIEWS - VIDEOS - MEMBER MAP - STORE - INSURANCE -
- REGISTER - CALENDAR - INFO - SITE HELP - RULES - STAFF - MEMBERSHIP - ADVERTISE - CONTACT US -


Welcome to the Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum, the fastest growing Dodge Diesel Community on the internet.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us
Go Back   Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum > General Forums > General Diesel Discussion
General Diesel Discussion Discuss General Topics related to the Cummins , Dodge Rams , Other Diesels Ect....NO ADVERTISING

CumminsForum.com is the premier Dodge Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-07-2008, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Best MPG with 12V 4WD

Hello all I'm new to the site and new to diesel's in general. I am looking at getting a truck for my side business but also I do commute 50 miles a day. I don't need a tow rig just want the higest MPG diesel made which I think is the 1994-1998 12V cummins right?

I dont need a extended cab, or long box just a reg cab reg box my only requirement is 4WD.

When I started my search there are a few options available but they all have 150,000 to 230,000 miles on them. What do you look for at this miliage?

Also the manual is a better trans correct? I would like a auto for the wife to drive everyonce in a while but not required.

Any mods to the 12V to get 25 mpg highway? New gears, exhaust, etc.

Thanks a lot I hope to learn lots on here. I'm a mechanic nut with almost every toy and usually power hungry (100hp nitrous shot on snowmobile, 220 hp jet boat, Subaru STI stage 2 380hp 400 TQ, etc) but this is the first time looking for mileage! Thanks!
kinger is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-07-2008, 02:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
Diesel Head
 
JakeDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,320
Thanks: 52
Thanked 95 Times in 92 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
First at 230,000 the engine just started to break in, don't worry about mielage on these engines they run forever.
Manual will last longer, the autos aren't all that bad in my opinion there are worst. 2wd will give you better mpg.
Striaght pipe exhaust, highflow air filer(k&n). 3.5 rear, narrow 30" tires. after market intercooler, aftermarket intake, etc.

Keeping your foot out of it will improve your mileage over anything else.
JakeDiesel is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-07-2008, 10:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
How do the trucks hold up to that mileage, pretty good or what would you look for there? Wheel bearings, ball joints, etc etc. Thanks!
kinger is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-09-2008, 05:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Whats a good price for a truck in this year with 150K, $13K??
kinger is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-09-2008, 06:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
Diesel Head
 
smkstk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rapid City Michigan
Posts: 4,118
Thanks: 64
Thanked 145 Times in 109 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
with 150k i would hope to get a 98, but i would pay around 10 g's for a 96-97 standard cab long bed 4wd 5-speed manual. a buddy of mine has a 96 2500 std cab long box 4wd, a few mods and is getting between 18-22 mpg depending on the right foot and where you are driving, the best 12v is 96-98.
__________________
Global climate change is natural phenomenon, exploited by the unscrupulous, for political and monetary gain.
smkstk is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-09-2008, 06:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
Cummins Enthusiast
 
mac102004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta
Posts: 261
Thanks: 9
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
My 1995 gets 27-28mpg easy. The 12v's are the easiest on fuel, my 1999 24v gets around 24-25mpg as well.
__________________
01' 2500 QCSB 4x4 -2.5" lift, Bilstein 5100's, 315/75/16 BFG M/T's BHAF, 4" TBE, High Ram intake, Edge Juice w/Att, Raptor 100, Draw Straw V, BD Steering stabilizer.

mac102004 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2008, 02:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
Cummins Fan
 
bigdieseldan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: MS
Posts: 97
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Thumbs up

That is a loaded question it all depeon gears and how it is equipped and what you are carrying in another words to mant variables for a straight answer but on average I have heard roughly 15 to 20 miles per gallon thumbsupthumbsup$::$ :
__________________
bigdieseldan ,:thumbsup
1997 12 valve,banks powerpack,banks twinram intake manifold,afe stage 2 air filter with torque tube,,ats stage 5 racing transmission billet
bigdieseldan is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2008, 05:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
Cummins Enthusiast
 
J REED '98 6BT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Posts: 200
Thanks: 8
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by kinger View Post
Hello all I'm new to the site and new to diesel's in general. I am looking at getting a truck for my side business but also I do commute 50 miles a day. I don't need a tow rig just want the higest MPG diesel made which I think is the 1994-1998 12V cummins right?

I dont need a extended cab, or long box just a reg cab reg box my only requirement is 4WD.

When I started my search there are a few options available but they all have 150,000 to 230,000 miles on them. What do you look for at this miliage?

Also the manual is a better trans correct? I would like a auto for the wife to drive everyonce in a while but not required.

Any mods to the 12V to get 25 mpg highway? New gears, exhaust, etc.

Thanks a lot I hope to learn lots on here. I'm a mechanic nut with almost every toy and usually power hungry (100hp nitrous shot on snowmobile, 220 hp jet boat, Subaru STI stage 2 380hp 400 TQ, etc) but this is the first time looking for mileage! Thanks!
I think you can realistically get 18-24 mpg in a 12 valve depending how you drive it. some guys claim near 30 mpg, but I call the 1st gen 12 valves had a pretty high ratio option 3.08's. those together with a 5 speed might get you real close to 30 with a light foot. as far as I know the P-pumped 2nd gen trucks had 3.54's or 4.10's. I dont think they came 4wd, shortbed and manual. 5 speed equals longbed and the heavy duty dana 80 rear. im not biased or anything but if I were you I would look for the truck in my sig, or better yet the rare as hens teeth `98 quad cab(4 door) 12 valve. good luck :thumbsup freinds dont let freinds drive duralacks or powerhoax
__________________
11/97 2500 Club Cab 4WD NV 4500 3.55's # 11 Plate, 16* timing , 285/75/16 , 220,XXX miles...
J REED '98 6BT is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2008, 06:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
CF Chapter President
 
iowacummins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 857
Thanks: 26
Thanked 31 Times in 31 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by JakeDiesel View Post
First at 230,000 the engine just started to break in, don't worry about mielage on these engines they run forever.
Manual will last longer, the autos aren't all that bad in my opinion there are worst. 2wd will give you better mpg.
Striaght pipe exhaust, highflow air filer(k&n). 3.5 rear, narrow 30" tires. after market intercooler, aftermarket intake, etc.

Keeping your foot out of it will improve your mileage over anything else.
dont get a k n' n air filter or really any oiled filter cause teh turbo will suck the oil right out of the filter espesially when it has been re oiled and cleaned. and that oil will ruin your turbo. havent had one happen to me but im not going to chance it and have to have a new turbo put on her.
__________________
2003 Fuel by F1 & Floor It
Air by Holset, Garret & Hellman
Tranny by DTT & Floor It
Sold 93' Dodge W250 VE'D, 7x.014's, PS64
Banghart Diesel & S&S customs
iowacummins is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2008, 06:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
Diesel Head
 
JakeDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,320
Thanks: 52
Thanked 95 Times in 92 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by iowacummins View Post
dont get a k n' n air filter or really any oiled filter cause teh turbo will suck the oil right out of the filter espesially when it has been re oiled and cleaned. and that oil will ruin your turbo. havent had one happen to me but im not going to chance it and have to have a new turbo put on her.
I heard about that. I don't use one, but i know people that do.
JakeDiesel is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2008, 09:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
Diesel Head
 
terminaltsi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lou-evil KY
Posts: 1,449
Thanks: 31
Thanked 45 Times in 39 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
regarding price, i found a bunch of 4x4 manual trans diesel trucks for under 10k, all with less than 230k miles on autotrader.com.
that's where i got mine, paid $9800 for it.
__________________
'99 5 speed, 4x4, gauges,Quadzilla ADR, Smarty, BHAF, 100s, 5" turboback, water/meth inj. 315/75/16 maxxis bighorns, Airdog,13" Valair,4300k HID's, HID off road lights, 2 Low kit, LED interior lights,alpine/cerwin-vega/mmats audio, Viair onboard air.
terminaltsi is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2008, 12:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
Diesel Head
 
ykdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Posts: 10,748
Thanks: 20
Thanked 920 Times in 739 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Mine gets about 20mpg both in town and highway on summer fuel.

When i was driving it home i definately knew when i got a tank of winter fuel, this thing hates it. my milage dropped to about 12-15 doing the same speed on winter fuel!

Not sure what the deal was there, it was getting the same brutal fuel economy in town for a while but its starting to get better even though its still running winter fuel...
__________________
2007 Laramie 3500, Just breakin in the new engine with a few trinkets
2004.5 3500 600 series 2wd 6spd bone stock, my little rice burner
1997 SLT 2500, 5.5" fabtech, 36x13.5 IROKs, 5x12s, s300, 4kgsk
ykdave is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:15 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2