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  • I've had discussions about milage, and how to track it, is the mpg on the on board computer accurate, etc. Oddly, questions about milage are one of the most frequent things I hear from people when they come up to ask about Ruby.


    I've been tracking for a few hundred miles now, Ruby is well broken in (8K miles), has good tires, proper pressure, regular oil changes, and I just serviced the angle drive.


    The last loop of 102 miles, 45 were across town, stop lights, 45 mph avg. The rest were country driving, winding 2-lane roads where I kept my speed between 55-65.




    As you can see here, the on board computer shows me at 31.4 mpg while Fuelly.com & my calculator show 30.9 mpg. It should be noted that my new rear tire is a 305/35 R20, slightly bigger (+1.6%) than the stock Kenda at 305/30 R20. Among other things, my speedometer is now 1.6% low, when it says 60, I'm doing 62 (or if you prefer, when Ruby says 66, I'm doing 69!) I think this also means I'm traveling farther by 1.6% than the computer thinks I am. That means Fuelly.com is probably 1.6% low, its adjusted milage would be 32.7 mpg.

    In any case, the on board computer is pretty much vindicated in my book!

    The smarter you get, the funnier I am.

  • Not sure how this will look but here goes.



    99 6/8/19 145.00 5.097 28.45 2.439 50%
    98 6/3/19 159.00 5.755 27.63 2.659 50%
    97 6/1/19 93.00 3.224 28.85 2.899 50%
    96 5/30/19 206.00 8.342 24.69 2.799 50%
    95 5/27/19 174.00 6.297 27.63 2.785 50%
    94 5/18/19 180.00 6.292 28.61 2.599 50%
    93 5/15/19 225.00 7.868 28.60 2.669 100%
    92 5/6/19 328.00 11.340 28.92 2.691 50%
    91 5/2/19 124.00 4.916 25.22 2.799 50%
    90 4/28/19 243.00 9.270 26.21 2.779

    Last 9 fill ups on "Trypod" 2017 SL 193?? Miles on it. I dont drive easy or hard, just how it should be driven, the fun way. On the flip side my Jetta diesel regularly gives us 50 mpg, and it carries five people and luggage in air conditioned comfort.


    LC

  • Ouch, When I had my ecoboost f150, a few times I had similar, due to wind and a big trailer acting like a sail, hills and 85mph didn't help either

    I've found that the Slingshot's mpg is very sensitive to speed. Ruby's best milage is 45 mph on level ground (35 mpg). Increasing speed to 55-60 drops me to 31.5 mpg, 75-80 drops me to 26 mpg.

    Hills are also a disaster, typically cutting 3-4 mpg or more.

    The smarter you get, the funnier I am.

  • I've found that the Slingshot's mpg is very sensitive to speed. Ruby's best milage is 45 mph on level ground (35 mpg). Increasing speed to 55-60 drops me to 31.5 mpg, 75-80 drops me to 26 mpg.

    Hills are also a disaster, typically cutting 3-4 mpg or more.

    Ahhhhhh so mine actually gets good mileage if we go by that chart..... and that is all I will publicly admit! :00008084:

    Is not that I am mean, I just don't sugarcoat what I say.

  • Ouch, When I had my ecoboost f150, a few times I had similar, due to wind and a big trailer acting like a sail, hills and 85mph didn't help either

    I always said that it was like pulling a parachute. Anyway needless to say fuel mileage sucks, and I have f250 diesel

    Keep Three Wheels Down

  • I can pretty much control my mileage from 22 - 29 mpg with my right foot.


    22-23 mpg in town stomping on it like a juvenile delinquent between stops.


    23-25 on country roads with 'spirited driving'.


    27-29 on interstates depending on speed and use of cruise control.


    I have checked the computer regularly and it's usually from .5 to 1 mpg high. It was right once and low once.


    I've never hit 30 mpg but haven't tried to. That kind of driving is for the Prius crowd. I prefer the 22-23.


    Prius driver: I get 47 mpg, what do you get?


    Me: Laid!

    Remember folks - this isn't a rehearsal, it's The Show!8)

  • Before forced retirement I drove the same turnpike every day. Same speed, same road, same time. I noticed that temperature played a big factor on mpg. The hotter it was the better mpg I got. This is anywhere from 40 degree to 115 degree. This being calculated at 85 - 90 mph. Maybe some short burst of speed to get out of traffic.

    I have noticed I get better mpg in a lower gear at 2.5 to 3 grand than I do on the highway at 2.5 to 3 grand in 5th gear. Things that make you say hmmmm. I do check my mpg but really do not give a rats ass as long as I get to drive my SS every day. Love this machine, it is the best thing for depression, anxiety, bordem. It will get you our from in front of the TV just to ride. One of the few things that will get me out in the heat and I hate summer. It is hard to leave the deep freeze as my wife calls the house.

    By the time I save up for mods, I have to buy another rear tire :cursing:

  • I think I've gotten 30-31 once. Can't remember what I was doing to get it. Usually run in the 27 to 29 MPG range. Yes, I get better mileage in 4th than in 5th at freeway speeds, usually. Still trying to figure out what 5th is for. Maybe the boosted crowd can use it. I do hit 5th just to lower the engine noise when cruising above 65. Below 65 and the engine lugs down too much.

    John
    '15 Nuc 'em 'til they glow orange
    '15 Ram 2500
    '16 Denali 289 RK
    '17 Mazda 3 HB


    :ORANGESS:


    SOG supporter

  • I think I've gotten 30-31 once. Can't remember what I was doing to get it. Usually run in the 27 to 29 MPG range. Yes, I get better mileage in 4th than in 5th at freeway speeds, usually. Still trying to figure out what 5th is for. Maybe the boosted crowd can use it. I do hit 5th just to lower the engine noise when cruising above 65. Below 65 and the engine lugs down too much.

    I have never seen 30 mpg or 27 maybe pulling away from the pump but that dont last long. But the wife says I am to aggressive. Well I never

    By the time I save up for mods, I have to buy another rear tire :cursing:

  • Before forced retirement I drove the same turnpike every day. Same speed, same road, same time. I noticed that temperature played a big factor on mpg. The hotter it was the better mpg I got. This is anywhere from 40 degree to 115 degree. This being calculated at 85 - 90 mph. Maybe some short burst of speed to get out of traffic.

    I have noticed I get better mpg in a lower gear at 2.5 to 3 grand than I do on the highway at 2.5 to 3 grand in 5th gear. Things that make you say hmmmm. I do check my mpg but really do not give a rats ass as long as I get to drive my SS every day. Love this machine, it is the best thing for depression, anxiety, bordem. It will get you our from in front of the TV just to ride. One of the few things that will get me out in the heat and I hate summer. It is hard to leave the deep freeze as my wife calls the house.

    Yep I concur on the sling being really good, as far as caring about MPG, the way I see it is a good way to keep an eye on how your engine is running, if all of a sudden you see a change on your MPG you can bet that something is off and you can possible take care of it before it turns into something big.

    Is not that I am mean, I just don't sugarcoat what I say.