My current MPG compared to stock

Jim Smola

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So these days I'm getting 15.5mpg and that is with a ton of weight in armor, sliders,bumper, winch and roof rack as well as always carrying my fridge and cabinet system full of recovery gear and tools. When she was stock two years ago 18-19mpg was the norm. Not bad compared to a dodge Dakota that I used to have that got 13mpg☹️ And it was stock except for electric fan mod.
 
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I didn't have a chance to check my Sequoia before I had my accident but I know for a fact it was better than my 13 mpg highway driving I get in my Land Rover! I'm torn on checking it after mods but after seeing your numbers above, I may get the courage. I was talkin with my brother about his modified Pathfinder. Last tank he had 7.2 mpg. He may have hit rock bottom at seeing that number!
 
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Update on MPGs. I am getting right at 15.5 mpg mixed driving as well. I've been surprised to see the milage doesn't drop much around town! My last tank was only city driving and I had 14.5.

As for my brothers rig, no it's not geared well. He gained almost 4 inches in tire, 3 inches in lift, added a roof basket, and all his gear. It will cruise down the highway ok but would benefit from regearing but it won't happen. He has less than $1000 into the entire rig and is trying to keep as low as possible. I'm not sure how long he will even have it. One things for sure, when in 4LO, that thing is a beast on the trail and that's all he cares about.
 

Jim Smola

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Update on MPGs. I am getting right at 15.5 mpg mixed driving as well. I've been surprised to see the milage doesn't drop much around town! My last tank was only city driving and I had 14.5.

As for my brothers rig, no it's not geared well. He gained almost 4 inches in tire, 3 inches in lift, added a roof basket, and all his gear. It will cruise down the highway ok but would benefit from regearing but it won't happen. He has less than $1000 into the entire rig and is trying to keep as low as possible. I'm not sure how long he will even have it. One things for sure, when in 4LO, that thing is a beast on the trail and that's all he cares about.

I love love love the 4w low grunt. :)
 
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I'm a steady average 15.2 mpg....when I go easy on the skinny pedal, 285/75/16, 3/2 lift, 150 plus lbs of recovery gear and my daughter dolls, shoes, shocks, sippy cups, extra clothes car seat full cheetos....lol not a prius by no means ! Lived in a state where gas was 1.19 a gal, to Socal where it's selling alil piece of your soul to fill up a gal.
 

Jim Smola

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I was averaging 15.5 on the truck computer. Closer to 19 highway when i'm going 65. But now my cat has sh#$ the bed and my mpg's are garbage. today I was averaging 8 in the city. Anyone have a stock catalytic converter they want to get rid of?
I have been running pacesetter cats with great success an they are much much cheaper than stock.
 
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I have been running pacesetter cats with great success an they are much much cheaper than stock.
This is good to hear, I had both my Cats stolen (in broad daylight) and in search for replacements. I quickly welded in some straight pipes to get me back on the road, but now I have O2 code due to the difference between the bank 1 and 2, vs bank 3 and 4 values. I have been told that only Factory Cats have the right amount of change keep the MIL off. But if you're running those with success, that is great news for me.
 

Rob

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I have been running pacesetter cats with great success an they are much much cheaper than stock.
Hey Jim. Just saw this . Think I have a bad cat. With the pacesetter cats, did you have to use anything like an o2 sensor spacer extender to get it out of the stream at all?