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Old 10-24-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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well im looking to buy this 04 hemi dodge ram 2500. i want too know if anyone had problems and what you did to get better gas mileage, like exhaust, intake tuner or anything else you may recommend. thanks

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well im looking to buy this 04 hemi dodge ram 2500. i want too know if anyone had problems and what you did to get better gas mileage, like exhaust, intake tuner or anything else you may recommend. thanks
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Glad you found us! "Better" gas mileage is relative. What are you expecting? Front wheel bearings can be troublesome. The infamous "blend door" issue can crop up. More details on the truck would help. Visit edmunds.com to get an idea of what it's worth.
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Welcome aboard! What's the mileage on the truck? 2WD or 4X4? You can expect anywhere from 16 to 18 mpg highway depending on the drive train.
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:35 PM   #5
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crew cab 4x4, 120 on clock clean.front hubs done.
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I guess that 2500 has single exhaust. If it still has the factory y-pipe you can replace it with a better one like the Magnaflow I have. It really helps the exhaust flow. The factory y-pipe is very restrictive.
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crew cab 4x4, 120 on clock clean.front hubs done.
In that case, 9-10 mpg in town, 11-13 highway. Make sure the plugs are new. If not, have the seller put new ones in. NGK 5306s are your best bet.
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... 16 to 18 mpg highway depending on the drive train.
Who drives that slow?
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:19 PM   #10
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Didn't have a 4X4 and the only problem I had with my 04 was the pinion seal.

Mileage is so subject to driving conditions and weight of the right foot. I don't usually drive like an old woman so mine isn't so hot... When I have babied them they aren't all that bad.
Highway mileage can be pretty good...stop and go sucks! (weight of my right foot again)
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