My goal is 25MPG tank average not a snap shot. 1995 CCLB 4x4
. After reading 14 pages I have come up with a list of necessities:
Auto to manual swap (awesome Iíve wanted to do this for a whileÖ nice excuse)
Now for my questions:
Aluminum wheels? 16x8's better or worse than a stock sized 16x7 steel wheel? Would it be cost effective to gain one inch width with a lighter metal? I would still use the stock tires, so?
Transmission Swap, anyone have an extra ZF5
with transfer case laying around?
Bed cover. tonneau or fast back? I really donít want it to look like crap one way or the other. I need to have self storage on the truck when I am using the bed. Another thing is a 5th wheel tailgate? Would it be worth the money for a bed cover?
I am getting around 13MPG hand calculated right now with 315/75R16's and 4.10 gears with the motto: Drive it like you stole it! I do not haul over 10,000 maybe once a year, so can I safely go down to 3.55 or possibly even lower without any major issues towing.
Any thought on electric fans? I have been sitting on the idea for a while now for performance reasons, but with my newfound influence on mileage (the financial advisor (my wife)) is there any MPG
gain with this mod?
Is 25MPG even possible on a OBS
while obtaining around 400Hp?