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Best ways to improve MPG

I just calculated my fuel consumption and i am getting 15.2 mpg. Not bad for running 35in mud terrains. That is 1/2 highway 1/2 city driving. What are some ways i could squeeze some more miles out of a tank of diesel?
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I got a little bit more with my EZ, I am around 20 highway, but only running 265s

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with all the things I have done to my truck, the biggest variant on milage comes from the gas pedal. I think the injectors helped a bit as well, but it could've been the FASS. Running primarily around town, I get about 17mpg and on the freeway, I have done as well as 23mpg, but that was the exception, not the rule. Usually I get around 19. If I keep my foot out of it, I do better though. What gears do you have in your truck?
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I believe the stock 3.55s, i bought it used and from what i hear, thats what the 3/4 ton came with.
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The 3/4 can have 3.55 or 4.10 but most likely 3.55's
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A good exhaust and intake should help alittle. I picked up about a mile or two.

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doing a 4 inch dp to a 4in straight pipe this week, should be good fun
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I get around 20.5 with my '94 with a little modding. My newly acquired '01 with Edge Comp, 5" stacks, etc. I'm gettin' about 16. Still playing with the options on the box and need to learn more about these 24v Cummins.

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'01 2500 Cummins 4X4: 118k miles; Edge Comp; FASS; new torque converter; Suncoast trans; SMARTY; 150hp injectors; 5" mitred stacks; ProComp 315/75/R16...

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