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Old 05-29-2008, 03:00 PM
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I had three fill-ups between Phoenix and Denver, all of which were between 13 and 15 mpg. That's highway though, city mileage isn't pretty i will tell you that!

And I did not come here looking for criticism, I had a question on whether anyone had any experience with a wheel and tire combo that I am interested in. You can say whatever you want about it...I will build it the way I want it and if you want one different, then get off your ***, get a job, and build one for yourself!
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did you recal the speedo for the huge tires? I'm willing to bet thats why you think you're getting such good mileage.
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No, i havent't recalibrated the speedo yet, but that would have the opposite effect. It would show that you went less miles than you actually did. I had a buddy follow me in a small car and used his odometer when filling up. Then, when I got home, I mapquested the distance from my house to the gas station I filled up at before I left phoenix. I used that distance and the total amount of fuel I used on the entire drive to calculate the mpg...if there is a more accurate way of doing it, please let me know!
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Did the stock trany give out or did you just have it rebuilt? Great looking truck btw.
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Actually that would be the opposite, bigger tires with same cal would mean for every tank of gas the odo would show a lot less miles. Now with whatever calibration has been done I wonder if its accurate, not that a doubt the mpg too much, the 7.3 often got pretty good milleage. But I worry about the axles a little.

Edit: you ninja'd me. As far as a more accurate way I'd say find a friend with a gps and borrow it, or spend $100 on a programmable spedo.
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wow.....14 mpg with all stock but a chip.............................you pulling our leg
I guess he is, my dually does not crank out anything more than 14MPG!
Chip, Mug or tug!!!
no offense, the truck looks good for a daily driver/mall-crawling( if the $ does not matter running it), but I feel the tires are way too high! it's personal taste, I guess. In essence, too much tires for me, I would invest in a Jeep for off road purposes or better a H1!
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And I did not come here looking for criticism, I had a question on whether anyone had any experience with a wheel and tire combo that I am interested in. You can say whatever you want about it...I will build it the way I want it and if you want one different, then get off your ***, get a job, and build one for yourself!
Were simply looking out for your safety and ours, and the overall longevity of this truck, its a nice truck that has some potential with some work done to it. And if im not mistaken didn't you say that you had someone else build it, you just simply changed the panyard bar (so wouldn't that mean that you actually sat on your a$$ while someone else built it? sounds a little hypocritical to me) don't take everything so offensive, its just constructive criticism.
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I had three fill-ups between Phoenix and Denver, all of which were between 13 and 15 mpg. That's highway though, city mileage isn't pretty i will tell you that!

And I did not come here looking for criticism, I had a question on whether anyone had any experience with a wheel and tire combo that I am interested in. You can say whatever you want about it...I will build it the way I want it and if you want one different, then get off your ***, get a job, and build one for yourself!


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A) The stock 7.3 with a chip has absolutely no problem turning the tires that are on it now!

B) The axles are stock on it and the gears are being swapped out currently for a set of 4.88's

C) I did a full Stage 2 tranny that does not seem to have a problem with the oversize tires. (And it is warrentied if it does)

D) The brakes are stock. However, I purchased a 350 since the brakes are beefier than the stock 250.

E) What would a truck be without an aftermarket sound system?! haha

I am fully aware that the truck is not near as tough as some out there. This is how I purchased the truck and It is my mission to make it one of the toughest out there. I am starting with the tires bc the ones that are on it now are rated to 2k pounds and 15 mph. Currently, it is without a doubt a pavement pounder. I am just taking it step by step into making this one of the toughest trucks around!
THAT is the best way to do it.

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That is a SWEEEEET looking ride you have! I wish I would have seen it when you were driving around PHX, oh nevermind, I probably would have wrecked my truck trying to get a better look at yours.
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That's what I'm saying - there may be shortcomings for now - but he's on the right track!

Axles for it will be interesting, unless he goes with a planetary hub system. ($$$$$$.....)
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