I am thinking that I committed gas mileage suicide when I installed a new set of 32" TOYO Open Country M/Ts from the bald highway tread 31" tires I had on.
I am also going to be putting a canopy on in a couple of weeks which I am now dreading because of the added weight.
While I am on the highway the RPM bounces around quite a bit and seems extremely sensitive. While I am driving 65-70 it likes to stay between 2300-2500 and sometimes it stays in low 3000's and won't go back down unless I take my foot completely off the pedal and slowly push back down.
Is this just a 4 cylinder characteristic?
And fuck, going up hills sucks of course. If I were to keep it in low RPM range i'd be going 30mph.
I have been wanting to change the header and exhaust for shits and giggles. and... I was planning on ordering off road bumpers.. which would ultimately weigh the truck down more, correct? but they look so wicked.
I have been reading about "Regearing"? I am not quite sure how that works - is it worth it, and how costly is it, and is that related to what I am talking about?
thanks for any input, you all are awesome and I love this place.