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Old 06-27-2008, 09:46 AM
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I often use 2.23+4.7 for over 228:1 and find it just about right. Depending.
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Just saying, it was funny when Kirsten would walk back to the truck get a fresh roll of film or sun block after sitting at the edge of the lake for half an hour waiting for the Rising Sun group to catch up to the walking spotters & viewing gallery. :-)
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:44 PM
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Took some time today to total up my mileage and fuel usage. Total miles are off my GPS not the odometer.

Miles total = 2368
Fuel total = 170.5 gallons
Average MPG = 13.8
Best MPG = 15.5
Worst MPG = 11.6
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Matt and I tracked the fuel pretty dang close for the trip (used GPS for the mileage) and here are the (surprising in some cases) results...

Total miles driven: 2225
Total gals of fuel used: 173.389
Avg MPG: 13.18

Lowest price per gallon: $4.029 (H.R. CO)
Highest price per gallon: $4.899 (Kyburz, CA)

Lowest mpg trek: 6.55 mpg from Kyburz CA to Reno NV (Rubicon trail )
Highest mpg trek: 15.95 mpg from W. Wendover, NV to Battle Mtn, NV

We got the highest mpg figures while travelling in a pack (drafting) and going slow (following Dave ) although a close second was the 224 mile section from Ely NV to Salina UT where we got 15.6mpg and probably averaged 70-75mph

Taking the Rubicon trail out of it we got:

CO to CA - 13.4 mpg avg
CA to CO - 14.3 mpg avg

Personally I think that is pretty dang good for a brick with a 4" lift, 315s, 4.88s, etc. loaded down with probably 1000#s + of gear. It was apparent that NOT having a roof rack or anything on top made a definite difference.

I was surprised that on 5 of the legs of the trip we got better than 14mpg

MPG Range # of legs
---------- --------
<10..................1
>10 to <12........1
>12 to <13........2
>13 to <14........2
>14 to <15........3
>15..................2
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So, when gas tops $10 gallon I guess they'll have to modify all the pumps since they don't have enough digits to register that high.
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Matt and I tracked the fuel pretty dang close for the trip (used GPS for the mileage) and here are the (surprising in some cases) results...

Total miles driven: 2225
Total gals of fuel used: 173.389
Avg MPG: 13.18

Lowest price per gallon: $4.029 (H.R. CO)
Highest price per gallon: $4.899 (Kyburz, CA)

Lowest mpg trek: 6.55 mpg from Kyburz CA to Reno NV (Rubicon trail )
Highest mpg trek: 15.95 mpg from W. Wendover, NV to Battle Mtn, NV

We got the highest mpg figures while travelling in a pack (drafting) and going slow (following Dave ) although a close second was the 224 mile section from Ely NV to Salina UT where we got 15.6mpg and probably averaged 70-75mph

Taking the Rubicon trail out of it we got:

CO to CA - 13.4 mpg avg
CA to CO - 14.3 mpg avg

Personally I think that is pretty dang good for a brick with a 4" lift, 315s, 4.88s, etc. loaded down with probably 1000#s + of gear. It was apparent that NOT having a roof rack or anything on top made a definite difference.

I was surprised that on 5 of the legs of the trip we got better than 14mpg

MPG Range # of legs
---------- --------
<10..................1
>10 to <12........1
>12 to <13........2
>13 to <14........2
>14 to <15........3
>15..................2
BEST... COPILOT... EVER!
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:48 PM
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Awwww shucks

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