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2/22/2004
22:33:05

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I am thinking about buying a 94 extended cab two wheel drive, automatic with the 5.2 What kind of gas mileage can I expect? I own an extended cab with the 3.9, and people are telling me that the gas mileage is about the same. What are you guys getting?



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2/23/2004
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I Have a 94 Dak ext cab, 4wd,5spd. I get 16-18 mpg usually.



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9/14/2004
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i have a 99 dakota sport and i'm only getting 14 mpg...is there something wrong with that cause that sounds terrible.



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9/14/2004
18:28:15

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99 slt 5.2 4x4 automatic 8-9 city 12-13 hwy !! and getting worse !!!!!



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9/14/2004
18:53:25

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It's gonna suck. It's a nearly 4,000 pound vehicle, with a V8, and about as aerodynamic as my garage. And you can't seem to do much about it. That's just the way it is. However, it's a great truck, I don't care, and I just smile every time I fill the tank.



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9/14/2004
19:36:24

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My 5.2 gets 10 miles to the gallon, however i drive with a VERY heavy foot. Im not saying i go speeding around like fast and the furious honda civics and cut people off, but everytime i leave a light i put the pedal to the floor and just slow down once its to fast, and i keep doing this over and over (without even noticing) the only reason i always romp on it is because with the windows down and the back window open i just cant deny the sweet sound of the v8 roarin through the exhaust and headers. Not to mention the squeal of the supercharger;). I am sure that if i baby'd it and just kept it under 3,000 rpm's i would see much better gas mileage. trust me, once you drive it you will know what i mean and you will not care about gas mileage anymore. This is coming from a broke ass dakota owner (only because i dumped all my money into my truck). I found that if you put 10 dollars in the tank it gets you about 70 miles. Having less gas causes you to use your truck more moderatly, thus, saving gas. Plus it takes off a little weight!



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9/14/2004
23:20:09

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I have a 95 Dakota Sport extended cab with the Magnum V8 5 Speed and I get 18-19 mpg. driving on highway and city combo. with the air on



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9/14/2004
23:59:52

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Gas guzzler. BIG TIME.... I'm getting 11 in the city and 13 tops ...I'm mean tippy tops on the hwy going down hill with a tale wind !!

33s and 4.10 gears., gibson exhuast.. zoom zoom

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bill_rosenfelt2004/my_photos



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9/15/2004
09:16:16

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99 5.2 SLT 4x4 CC

I get 14 city and 18 highway with Throttle Body Spacer, Flowmaster, and Opened up intake flow. Not too bad if you ask me.



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9/15/2004
13:41:16

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92 2WD/auto CC 200K avg 16mpg



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9/15/2004
16:08:50

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i have a 97 5.2 4x4 with 32/11.50 and a 3" body lift and i get 13-13.5 on the hwy.....



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9/15/2004
18:36:52

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I had sucky mpg when i first got my truck somethin like 12-13 on a 5.2 auto 4x4. I got a K&N replacement filter tho and that reeally help like 2-3 mpg better in town, 4-5 highway.



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9/15/2004
21:03:20

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99 5.2 Slt 4x4

Used to get 10-11 city and 15-16 interstate

Now with a 360 Air Intake and a Dynomax Ultra Flo I get over 13 city and over 18 interstate. Quite a difference those 2 mods made on the mileage.



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9/16/2004
23:47:28

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Stock '94 5.2 2wd 20mpg+. I drive with a realllyyyy light foot because its got a low-end that'll burn my street tires off at 2.5K



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9/17/2004
09:31:48

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1997 5.2L 4x4 Sport, 3.55LSD, automatic
I hadn't reset my trip computer in the course of about 6000 miles. It read 12.4 mpg. I'd have to guess that it was probably 80% short trips.
Mark



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9/17/2004
20:01:18

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I have a 94 5.2L 4x4 exteneded cab, 5 speed.

My fuel milage was getting worse and worse down to about 14-15 on average. I recently got the intake and injectors serviced (magic 3 bottle chemical treatment, dealer only stuff) and put a little taller tire on (265/70 16 vs 235/75 15) and got a solid 19 mpg on a long trip with some hills. I was pretty impressed.





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9/18/2004
17:42:34

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My 98 SLT club cab gets about 10-14 MPG with a flowmaster system and 31" mudders. I gotta try that fuel injector cleaner



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9/20/2004
22:04:10

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I have 162,000mi on my '95 sport 5.2, not to mention 125,000 of those I was pulling a landscape trailer. I drive with a moderatly heavy foot half hwy half city. I've only freed up the exhaust and intake so far and I still average around 15-18mpg w/o the trailer 12-14 with. If anyone knows any other tricks to bring that up a little post it.



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9/21/2004
01:32:03

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I get 22 mpg with my 5.2! I put a 5.2 out of a 99 dak in my 89 2wd d-50. Runs like a molested gorilla, and gets great mileage if you keep out of it.



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9/21/2004
19:22:17

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Just curious,

Does any of you with really bad gas mileage have a shake at highway speeds at around 65mph-75mph. And on long distances sometimes it feels like the car is gonna shake apart?

My gas mileage dropped dramatically. I have a 5.9 Durango. Was gettin 15-17 mpg on the highway, i was getting 10-12 mpg after about 52k miles.

What the problem was for me was my torque convertor. New torque convertor because of a bad shudder, which is the vibration i'm describing above. Now, I'm gettin 17-18mpg again.

Just wanted to share my experience.



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3/02/2013
04:15:18

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'i got a 99 Dakota 4x4 ext cab sport and I get about 10 city 15 hwy.
aftermarket cai and high flow cat to a single glasspack ,loud as f
without the muffler tip. lol. i once heard if you put all the original
stuff that doesn't let it breathe that much will cause it to get better
mpg's but not as many horses. kind of like not letting a vacuum run
with your hand over the end of the hose. hp's are different than
mpg's. oh well.



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