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Gas-Just about to Spring On 2013 acc 4x4 4 cyl

Discussion in 'New Members' started by sumncguy, May 20, 2013.

  1. May 20, 2013 at 4:54 AM
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    sumncguy

    sumncguy [OP] Member

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    I have read many gas threads.

    I have a teenager that is about to start driving. I know I will hear "Dad I need gas money" so Im coming off a 2012 Ram Crew cab. I get 10-13 around town and 18-20 on the highway. It costs me about 95 bucks to fill up. As you can see I get close to the MFG rating, but any push of the engine whether city or highway and the mileage is effected. I towed my camper (which is also on the chopping block) across the country to Yellowstone and only got 8 mpgs. Expensive trip.

    I want to ask one simple question. Will this move save me money in gas ? Its hard for me to believe that going from the big 8 to a 4 cyl wont save me some bucks. But this is really only a question that existing owners can answer ..

    The second question is related to gear ratio ..

    Again the truck is a 2013 Access cab 4x4 4cyl auto. Below is a line from the brochure. In all the gas thread Ive read, I do not see any mention of the gear ratio. What Im getting at is - if you are running 4.10s around town, the gas mileage will suck !!! The forth column refers to my flavor of truck.



    RATIOS


    4x4 transfer case (high/low) – 1.00/2.57 – 1.00/2.57 – – 1.00/2.57 1.00/2.57

    Axle (manual transmission) (4-cylinder) 3.31 4.10 3.31 –/4.10 – – –/– –/–

    Axle (automatic transmission) (4-cylinder) 3.58 4.10 3.58 3.58/4.10 – 3.58 3.58/– 3.58/–

    Axle (manual transmission) (V6) – – – –/3.73 3.15 – –/3.73 –/3.73

    Axle (automatic transmission) (V6) – – – 3.73/3.73 – – 3.73/3.73 3.73/3.73

    Thanks a lot ahead of time for the input !!
    Chris
     
  2. May 20, 2013 at 5:01 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Another question to ask is are you trading in the Ram and at what cost? Instant savings at the pump may not outweigh the longer term penalties of a trade in. At least not for awhile.
     
  3. May 22, 2013 at 6:00 AM
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    sumncguy

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    Naaa ... not when I have another vehicle to add for the kid and another to follow in 2 years ... not to mention that the Ram depreciated 5k in a year !
     
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