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Old 04-17-2013, 06:49 PM
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Better Towing MPG

I've found that my truck pulls way better without using 6th gear. I used to just let it do its thing using all 6, but towing seems a little easier using just 1-5. Also, I noticed a slight mpg increase. With 4 horses on... from 9.3 to 9.8 and with the tack trailer from 8.5 to 9. (thats highway/turnpike towing with cruise on at 68mph, both goosenecks) Just thought I'd share!
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I'm guessing 3.73 rear gear?
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Yes, you guesses correctly. That's all that was on the lot and I needed the truck right then and there!
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What weights are we looking at? Is you truck 4x4 Crew Cab and Long Bed?
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Is that common go get better gas mileage towing in 5th gars vs 6th?
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It's a reg cab long bed 4x4 (FX4)
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