Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 7L Farm, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    I bought a used 4X4 with 8000 miles & was wondering if anyone else has one. My truck gets about 13 miles per gallon I need to get better gas mileage. I added dual exhaust & I'm gonna add a KN air filter. What else could I do ? Mines a 2008 Quad cab. I think I bought a racing truck. I was driving a 2000 Toyota Tacoma V-6 3.9 liter.
  2. FruitChicken

    FruitChicken In the Brooder

    Jan 30, 2011
    The word "Hemi" said it all [​IMG]
  3. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    We have an 04 and it runs great. Its a gas sucker though, but it has a lot of power. The only thing I ever had to take it to a mechanic for is when dirt got up around the U joint and it came with some bad brake pads. You don't get much out of your tires though, 20,00 on my first pair...
  4. GeneJordan

    GeneJordan Songster

    Feb 6, 2011
    Arnaudville, La
    13 seems about right... If it is 4x4 and geared for torque, then that is the big thing that uses gas.
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    You need a Warn winch! Pull tourself around! Save gas, but very slow! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2011
  6. ultra1classic

    ultra1classic THE FLUFFINATOR

    Jul 20, 2009
    not much gonna help..05 ram quad 4x4..dual exhaust doesn't do much, k&n did not help...can get a chip but more for performance and increased hp..maybe little better milage..on the bright side adding 6 inches of lift and putting 35x13.5x17 inch tires doesnt lower the mpg much either
  7. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    If you need to save gas put it on cruise and coast the turns and as far as possible after going down a hill.[​IMG]
  8. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    I bought my F150 4x4 new in 2001. It now has over 300,000 miles on it and is still going. I have put a new transmission in it, new alternator, serpentine belt, and of course, batteries, spark plugs, and air filters. Yes it uses more gas than a Toyota...but when it snows or sleets...I am not stranded! I have NEVER not been able to get home or to work or where ever I needed to go. I have also pulled a lot of folks out of ditches or medians, taken coworkers home when they couldn't get there, or pulled them up a snowy hill that they could not get up. I LOVE MY TRUCK! I will NEVER be without 4 wheel drive again.
  9. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Sir Birdaholic, that is one fine looking truck in your picture!
  10. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    I would get a ford if the transmissions wouldn't go out so much. Seems like its been that way for a long time... The new Toyota Tacoma is a good little truck, but no where near the power...

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