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Well im a broke teenager and need gas to go as far as it can. I drove with all shifts under 2000, and some even under 1500. I think I got 16mpg. And got yelled at by my parents for driving excessivley slow :lol: Now I am a little more aggressive on the pedal, with all shifts atleast 2000, but not exceeding 2500. Im getting 14ish.

So my question is for the best mpgs, where is the optimal rpm range to shift?
 

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All depends on fuel pressure, fuel volume, tire pressure, tire circumference, tire compound, vacuum, rearend ratio, tranny ratios, etc.
 

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My 93 has an "Upshift" light, which is basically intended for maximum mpg.
 

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I've got an upshift light. It comes on around 1200. I've never paid much attention to it because that is just too low IMO. I've been getting around 16 to 18 in the city. I also take her all the way to fifth gear though, so most times I'm cruising well under 2000.

Plus a Rodeo is lighter than a Trooper... so things will be slightly different between our rigs based solely on weight. Other than that, mine is totally stock with no engine mods, gear changes, or lifting. Currently running the factory recommended tire size as posted on the door sticker. I did put BFG AT's on it the last time I bought new tires. They will be going away soon in favor of regular street threads as I only bought them as a last resort when I blew two of the Generals SUV tires I'd had for 6 years... They blew out about 3 weeks apart and both on the left rear wheel... go figure.
 

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I have an upshift light, and I use it when im cruising around town and don't need the pony's.

But you have an auto. So really what i just said is irrelevant. Just keep your tires inflated, and don't use power mode! :lol:
 

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94Rodayo4x4 said:
I have an upshift light, and I use it when im cruising around town and don't need the pony's.

But you have an auto. So really what i just said is irrelevant. Just keep your tires inflated, and don't use power mode! :lol:
Didn't see the sig showing the auto tranny. You have no more questions. Let it shift itself.
 

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No, but hes followed some of my posts since I joined last winter. But yeah its an auto
 

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johnnie59 said:
They blew out about 3 weeks apart and both on the left rear wheel... go figure.
I have two troopers sitting in the driveway, right now.

They both have a flat tire on the driver's side, rear.

I have had one in to the tire place, and they couldn't find the leak.

Had them swap tires around.

Got it home. Blew the head gasket, let it sit.

Left rear tire, almost flat, after a few weeks. No other tire affected.

I think it's some sort of voodoo curse.

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Just like the driver's side headlight always being the one to go bad.
 

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That's odd you are getting 14 mpg with that 4 cylinder while keeping the shifts points around 2000 rpms.... I do the same with my V6 automatic and it gets around 16-17 mpg. I rarely go over 2500 rpms unless I'm in a rush. You might have another problem that is affecting your gas mileage.
 

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are you running 30/35 psi in your tires?

if you have LTs your good for any where up to 50psi MAX P tires are 40 or 45 MAX
but under stand it will affect how it drives GREATLY on mud, snow, ice or even rain IE much less grip of the ground.

and in general make it ride much stiffer.
 

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You might try accelerating faster but not hammering it. I've found that vehicles get excellent mileage at cruising speed (city or hwy) but the longer it takes to get there the more gas is used.

For instance... If it takes you 5 blocks to get to 30 mph then you are potentially using more fuel than if you achieved 30mph in 2 blocks and got off the accelerator.

Maintain momentum. Plan ahead and try not to come to a complete stop. If you have a red light ahead get off the accelerator immediately and try to maintain 10-20 mph. Your vehicle uses the most fuel getting started from a stop.

Keep throttle constant. Less surging is better. Keep it smooth.

Maintenance is important too.... Air Filter, Tire Pressure, Spark Plugs, etc...
 

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dryvr12 said:
Well im a broke teenager and need gas to go as far as it can. I drove with all shifts under 2000, and some even under 1500. I think I got 16mpg. And got yelled at by my parents for driving excessivley slow :lol: Now I am a little more aggressive on the pedal, with all shifts atleast 2000, but not exceeding 2500. Im getting 14ish.
Wow 16mpg? I shift around 2500 and I was getting 21mpg with 235's. Now i have 265's and i get around 18. Are you doing mostly city driving?
 

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The best thing you can do is have properly inflated and sized tires.

The thinnest oil your area can tolerate.

Tune up.

Learn to drive with a vacuum gauge. Here's you a little helper regarding vacuum. There are several others out there.

 

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If you drive anything like me in my Isuzu....don't show off to the ladies too much. My Isuzu gets me women just sitting in the school parking lot :lol:

Hehe. Maybe an exaggeration. But still. I know my mpg is down a tad because of a dirty EGR, but i get a idiot light when that comes up. :lol:

Clean your truck out. Again, if you are like me (not saying you are) but I have half my laundry basket in the backseat, clean that out. Trash and other crap just weighs it down. Other than that, you are driving a 4cyl pushing some serious weight (trooper). Maybe trooper guys can give you some more insight though

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Here are some sights with some info that may help. FWIW, you are already getting better mileage than anything I've gotten in my rodeo.

[link removed because the site appears hacked]

http://ecomodder.com/forum/EM-hypermili ... riving.php

WARNING: some of these techniques need to be used with caution, but with practice work. Expect to build up slowly.

And don't expect to get over 18 without some really questionable "tricks".
 

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Yeah either 30 or 35psi, dont remember right now. and the trooper i4 is really underpowered for the weight. the v6 gets better mileage. i have no junk in there, but i do haul scrap (up to 200lbs worth) but not usually. and all my driving is city. never taken her on an expressway yet.
 

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that hypermiling site is really cool! anybody on it??
 

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Selador said:
johnnie59 said:
They blew out about 3 weeks apart and both on the left rear wheel... go figure.
I have two troopers sitting in the driveway, right now.

They both have a flat tire on the driver's side, rear.

I have had one in to the tire place, and they couldn't find the leak.

Had them swap tires around.

Got it home. Blew the head gasket, let it sit.

Left rear tire, almost flat, after a few weeks. No other tire affected.

I think it's some sort of voodoo curse.

:wink:

Just like the driver's side headlight always being the one to go bad.
Yeah.. Must be that our Jap trucks, (where they drive on the passenger side like the Aussies) don't like being driven on the driver's side...
 

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AudioRedneck said:
Here are some sights with some info that may help. FWIW, you are already getting better mileage than anything I've gotten in my rodeo.

http://www.hypermiling.com/hypermiling-for-suvs.html
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That's funny enough.

But the reason I cut and pasted in the first place, (And found the above hidden in there), was because of what was actually visible on the page:

The less weight you are carrying around in your vehicle, the more fuel you will use. Remove any heavy objects you do not routinely need in the vehicle, such as tools, camping gear and in-laws.
According to the quote, you get less mileage if you carry less weight.

Then, they tell you to remove as much excess weight, as possible.

So the intention is to make your gas mileage as lousy as possible ?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

(For the record, we all know, of course, that carrying around less weight, saves gas.)
 
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