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Mileage modifications #733180
February 17th 2018 3:27 pm
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Oklahoma
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What are some modifications i can make to a van to increase gas mileage? I hav a GMC 95 Vandura


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Re: Mileage modifications [Re: abcde06991] #733183
February 17th 2018 6:01 pm
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Need to know motor size, tranny, rear gears & type of tires....


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Re: Mileage modifications [Re: abcde06991] #733235
February 19th 2018 8:11 am
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Buy a Prius and make the payment with the money you save on gas. These vans don't get good mileage, they just don't. The absolute best mileage numbers I've ever seen from a G20 was about 15mpg.


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Re: Mileage modifications [Re: abcde06991] #733238
February 19th 2018 9:50 am
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The above.


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Re: Mileage modifications [Re: abcde06991] #733243
February 19th 2018 12:22 pm
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Well, you could install a turbo diesel, but it would take a long time to recver the cost of conversion in fuel savings.


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Re: Mileage modifications [Re: abcde06991] #733255
February 19th 2018 5:09 pm
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You may already have all improvements you could want with a late model, overdrive trans, TBI injection. All you can do is keep it in good tune. I don't want to know my gas millage, I spend 120 in gas every week. I could make a 480 dollar car payment with that and if I quit smoking at 11 a pack I would have another 660 for a 1000 dollar car payment. I should just quit smoking so I could lead foot all the time in the van.

Re: Mileage modifications [Re: abcde06991] #733260
February 19th 2018 8:23 pm
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Tucson,Az.
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Step up to TPI when you can afford it.


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Re: Mileage modifications [Re: frscke1] #733440
February 25th 2018 4:24 am
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3/4 ton vandura, 350, 4 speed, and the rear gears i dont know, whatever came stock with this van, and the tires idk im out of town but they are 255s


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Re: Mileage modifications [Re: abcde06991] #733452
February 25th 2018 10:22 am
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Van Diego California
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With keeping every thing stock the best you can do is keep tuned, tires inflated & watch your driving habits. I take it it has a ele overdrive tranny being a '95.

10 - 12 is the best you can get driving a stock 350 brick.

Now if you want to throw money at it, thats another story......


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ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: Mileage modifications [Re: abcde06991] #733454
February 25th 2018 11:40 am
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I get 15 out of my 90 Chevy. 350 3:42 gears. G20. 75mph highway, a.c. on.


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