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I am taking my truck in on Tuesday for some TSB issues to see what all they will fix. I am wondering if there is anything specific I should hit them real hard about. I think that there are a few minor recalls on the 01 but I am not sure how many apply to my truck.

The trans growling I am going to leave alone. (see other post)

I am going to bug them baddly about the milage I get.. It is unacceptable to me that I average about 10mpg with a combo of city and freeway driving. Sometimes it isnt that high. When the truck was new I got 17 average on the freeway while towing.
Right now my 500hp Mustang gets better milage than my truck.

any ideas?
Thanks.



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2001 Ram 1500 Off-Road
Volant Cold Air Intake
Gibson Headers
Jet Stage II chip
Custom FlowMaster Exhaust
Mopar Performance Roller Rockers
TransGo Shift kit w/ Amsoil Synthetic ATF
Monster Stereo System
 

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I am ready to try putting all the stock parts back on my truck other than the catback system to see if any milage comes back. I would hate to thing that making the engine breath easier would cause the milage to drop. If that is the case Dodge is doing some strange Sh!t and I would have to think about if I still want one of not.
 

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Are you guys making that gas mileage without lift and tires?? I would expect something better from a stock truck. When my Dodge was factory height it made 14-16 mpg.
 

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I am also taking my truck to the dealer for some TSB issues mainly the knocking or clonking sound under the driver side floor panel while at idol. the TSB said this only applies to truck made before may2000 but my truck was made in november 2000? i guess the problem has to do with the gear box, and says labor is only 30mins. the guys at the service dept. aint the nicest guys and i bet will give me a hard time about this, i printed out the TSB paper and see what they say, the warranty better cover this.
 

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My truck is an Off Road with the 4.10 gears but it is stock height for that model.
It wouldnt bother me so much if the milage hadnt gone down as I got a few miles on my truck. Normally it goes up a little after you break it in.
 

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Hey Bill, I've got a question for you. Is your truck lifted? If you've increased your tire diameter, have you compensated for the mileage error? After I lifted my truck, yes I did notice a drop in fuel economy, but my odometer is also off. I went from 265/75/16 to 315/75/16 so I figured that my odometer is off approximately 10%. So when I fill up my truck, i'll add 10% of my mileage back on to check my fuel economy. By the way, I get about 13 in the city, and if i'm lucky i'll hit 16.5 on the highway. 5.9L w/auto trans and 3.92 gears...tailgate up.
 

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i have about 40,000 miles on my truck and i get about 13 mpg average, city and highway combined. thats with stoc 4:10's, 33 inch tires, and flowmaster exhaust. if i take it easy i can get 16 mpg on the highway.
 

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Ian_Wallace,

My truck is an Off Road with all the stock Off Road stuff, 4.10s, 32 inch tires, Nothing real special.

canyonero02,

Thanks for the info. My Off Road still has the stock tires on it. I have a few mods which are listed in my signiture..
What is your version of taking it easy? Most of the time on the freeway I am doing 65. Once in a while I will do more but not constant.


I am going to reshedule my appointment till after I get a chance to remove or re-adjust my roller rockers.
 

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The only thing I have done is changed the tires from 265's to 285's. I am gettin crappy gas mileage.

I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Quad Cab. Where can I find out about TSB's for my truck?

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Is there anyone on this site that DOESNT have a 500 hp mustang or camaro? Without NOS? Doesnt seem like it would be streetable without.
 

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nah. I stick with the real muscle.

'69 Dodge Charger, 440 with 10.5:1 compression, Edelbrock Performer RPM heads with slight porting. 292/298 .528"/.539" Crane hydraulic roller cam with Crane roller lifters, JE forged pistons, aluminum 143 tooth flywheel with 12" Weber clutch. Borg warner T-56 Transmission (Viper 6-speed), with an expensive one-off chunk of aluminum in front. Soon to be All wheel drive courtesy of a gmc cyclone front drivetrain.

Numbers are well above 500hp without nos. So far Ive done about 150 mph in 5th gear, but going that fast I start to run out of road.
 

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sounds like you`ve been takin care of that charger. if you have any info on a 69 charger for sale let me know. i want to get a hold of one bad.if you got any pics of yours id like to see them
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A few posts ago you guys were talking about rattling under te driver side door, and something about the transmission. My '01 Ram did that same thing, it rattled at idle, and all it was was the transmission linkage was hitting something and rattling. have someone push the shifter up all the way and then tighten up the linkage. That worked for me, no more rattle at idle. Dodge would probably charge you 100 bucks.
 

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Hawaiiluver, I've got a 1966 dodge coronet 500. It's got a 440, compcam comp 1.6 roller rockers, edelbrock single plane intake, milodon 7qt oil pan, ported/polished heads, tti headers, (real) dual exhasts with flowmaster 40's, rear is mini tubbed with BFG radials at all four corners. Mopar performance torsion bars, relocated ss leafs, a holley HP 950, MSD complete ignition system, holley electronic fuel pump, flaming river steering shaft, custom dash, and too many other expensive goodies to mention! THis car robbed me of many many paychecks! I took it to the strip, and without drag radials I pulled a 11.47! They told me if I used slicks, I'd have to come back with a cage!
 

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I don't know how someone on the dodge forum is talking about having a mustang or camaro. It's MOPAR or NOCAR! Face it, the mustang was origionaly designed to be the tiny cheap affordable car. It's about the same size as a honda civic, and it came with a 289! Given the camaro was designed to feed the hunger of the younger hotrod people in '67, but if you put a stock '67 camaro, a stock '67 mustang, a stock '67 charger, and a stock '67 cuda.......the two mopars will come out way on top! And let's not even start talkin HEMI! Banned from NASCAR?????!?!?!?!?!
 

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First of all you pulled a 3 year old post back from the dead AND you posted about something that has nothing to do with the topic. you also have to realize that just because we drive dodge trucks doesnt mean we dont like other makes
 

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DUDE. SHUT THE HELL UP. I'm not even joking.

I cannot even make any hateful comments because I am at a total loss for words; your stupidity AMAZES me. You pull up a post from 2001 and rattle off some crap about blah blah blah my car is so fast blah blah and then you rag on somebody else for saying something about a Mustang in a Dodge forum?! Are you schizophrenic?!

May God have mercy on your soul.
 

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On 2004-04-04 21:06, djgaston wrote:
DUDE. SHUT THE HELL UP. I'm not even joking.

I cannot even make any hateful comments because I am at a total loss for words; your stupidity AMAZES me. You pull up a post from 2001 and rattle off some crap about blah blah blah my car is so fast blah blah and then you rag on somebody else for saying something about a Mustang in a Dodge forum?! Are you schizophrenic?!

May God have mercy on your soul.

Amen to that! I think I'm going to kill myself now that I have had to suffer through reading all these posts from 2001 that have been brought back up :wall:
 
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