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New truck!!!!

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by mowerbrad, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    I have a 2007 silverado 1500 extended cab with the 6.0L vortec max and on the highway i get 14mpg. I would like to know how a heavier truck gets better milage lol?
  2. oakwdman

    oakwdman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,297

    you plan on giving advice on swapping in a motor you cant even spell right?
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I was blown away when I actually determined I got 17mpg. I was going to be exstatic if I got 14mpg, but I definately didn't expect 17. My computer on the truck said I was getting 17.4 average on that tank. At first I didn't really believe it, but when I actually did the calculations it came out to 17.38 mpg.

    I filled the tank when I left the dealership. I traveled 107 miles exactly by the time I pulled into the gas station near my house. I put in 6.155 gallons, which when you do the math comes out to 17.3842404549147 mpg. So my computer was right on.

    I'll see what I get tomorrow when I have a little more mixed driving, probably 60% highway and 40% city.
  4. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 883

    hahaha i just pissed my self laughing....i love it and think its hilarious that people even with them in their trucks think cummins is spelled with a g..haha
  5. SkinnyVinny

    SkinnyVinny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    awesome truck, congrats!! Now throw a Fisher on there!!:)
  6. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    Wow man congrats! I had to drive about an hour to get my 03 6liter also. I get no where near 17 though I get usually 10 loaded or unloaded. I want a truck similar to yours with the duramax next year
  7. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

  8. TurboMazda

    TurboMazda LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    I am really sorry you don't like my English, Why would I give him advice to do an engine swap on a truck he just got? Let him enjoy his new ride and when he wishes to do the swap I'll give him any advice.
    I don't need to know perfect English to do some engine swap, I have done so many that giving advice on how to is a simple matter to me.

    Besides, my translator gave me that option...................
  9. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    Nice truck, congrats on the new ride.
  10. joef450snowplow

    joef450snowplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 844

    nice truck tobad shes not a diesel

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