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What are you getting for mileage??

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by NoFearDeere, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    I was wondering what guys are getting for mileage on 03-04 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab shortbox with 'da HEMI. Thinking about getting a second truck, and really like the looks of these but if mileage is terrible, forget it. Thanks for anyone's input.:waving:
  2. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i dont know about the hemi but i getting around close to 20 with my ctd
  3. ynot_5_0

    ynot_5_0 Member
    Messages: 46

    I get about 12-13mpg on my 1500 K&N filter and Gibson Duals
  4. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Winter Im getting around 10MPG with my 1500 Hemi. I get around 13.5 in the summer.
  5. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Ouch! Hey, atleast gas is going down around here! $1.99 today!:cool:
  6. jrm123180

    jrm123180 Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    Haha...I get about 5-7mpg on my 79 chevy k10. not a daily driver. Time to convert to partime 4x4
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    01, 2500hd, quad cab, long box, 360, 12 to 13 mpg
    98, 2500hd, quad cab, short box, 360, 12 to 13 mpg
    74, W200, std cab, long box, 318, 13 to 14 mpg

    I got 99 mpg going down a big hill:drinkup: lol
  8. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    My CTD gets about 14 winter and 16ish summer (needs a few things adjusted for spring). I have the low gears (4:10). Same truck with the stock 3:56's gets 24mpg......

    I don;t know anyone with a hemi, but I have heard reposrt they only get 12ish with the selective displacement system engaged.
  9. 00 Ram

    00 Ram Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Only "12"? what is the point of all of these alleged "high-tech" improvements, then?

    interesting how some things don't seem to change, re: snowfarmer's '74 W200. my '00 with the 318 gets about 13.5 in the winter; 14 in the summer.
  10. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    The 01 & 98 both have 4:10 limeted slip rear end. The trucks get about the same millage loaded down or empty.
    It is hard to pour any more fuel in to the 318, with the stock 2 barrel carb lol
  11. Emerscape

    Emerscape Member
    Messages: 58

    I had a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab 4x4 with 5.7 Hemi, Auto trans. With the stock transmission i was getting 14 city and 16 highway. After I put my 35"s on I was getting 10 city and 12 highway. When I was plowing usually around 8 mpg and towing a skidsteer it was between 6 and 8 depending on the amount of hills and attachments. Was a great truck, I added a hypertech power programmer it helped a lot with towing and the bigger tires
  12. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    oh and mines a 6spd
  13. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    On the highway with cruise locked going on vacation mine gets 17-22.

    Towing 6x10 landscape trailer it gets 12.

    Loaded up with plow salt and salter with all the starts and stops, it gets 6.

    I just read the NEW Hemi will shut off 1/2 of its cylinders when cruising?
  14. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    you know youd probably get better gas millage with no tailgate to reduce drag and you could send that tailgate down to me
  15. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I've heard about that! I also think that Checy is doing that with the V8 Monte Carlo as well. Seems like it would be great, but I think it will take a while for them to work the bugs out. Just in time for me to get a new truck!prsport
  16. dRam2500CT

    dRam2500CT Member
    from USA
    Messages: 45

    Wow, beats me what I'm doing wrong, I just got an 03 Ram 2500 Reg Cab w/ the hemi and I've been averaging about 8-9mpg city driving, 6.5 while plowing. I've been driving like there's an egg under the accelerator too.

    It's bone stock.
  17. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Yeah the new hemi turns off cylinders to economise when they are not needed.

    The tailgate thing is an urban legond- it doesn;t work. Myth Busters on the Discovery channel busted it a few weeks back.

    A Tonnue cover has some improvement but not that much and the tailgate makes no noticible improvement. a spoiler on the top of the tailgate A'La SRT10 and Ford Lightning DOES help tho.
  18. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    I would honestly look at the Cummins Diesel if you are wanting a Dodge truck, my 2001 gets 24.6 average on the highway empty! About 19 pulling a trailer, and 14.5 or so plowing!
    I am not sure on the gears in it but it's a automatic, ext cab, short box.
  19. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Im getting a whole 12-14 mpg with mt 2005 CTD
  20. A&M Snowplowing

    A&M Snowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 119


    I am getting about 8 with the plow on and about 9 with the plow off.