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Old December 7th, 2006, 02:54 PM   #21
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Old December 9th, 2006, 03:43 PM   #22
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...because a relativley lightweight sportscar has everything in common with a tall pickup
No I was just trying to kind of show that it's not always the engine that is the #1 contributor to poor or good gas mileage.
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Old December 10th, 2006, 01:29 PM   #23
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I see it this way.

It's heavy, it's still new, and it's AWD.

The only thing that irritates me about the truck is the AWD. If I need 4wd, let me pull a lever to do it. I don't need the truck to do it for me. All of the new GC's I drove had the same thing. I understand it's a soccer mom ride, but let the driver decide what to do.

How am I supposed to do donuts with the kids if I can't have just 2wd?
if the AWD bothers you....why did you buy an AWD model? They are offered without it you know

I agree tho' I don't like the AWD mode. Its okay on my Suburban(autotrac) and Grand(select trac) becuase that is just a setting on the transfer case....both still have 2wd mode. I had an explorer that was AWD didn't like it. It was slow to engage and clunk loudly everytime it did. Plus like you said it was hard to donuts with it:tonka:
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Old December 10th, 2006, 01:51 PM   #24
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Small displacement isn't the only factor for milage. I have a Suzuki Swift GT that puts out ~150hp from a 79cid (1.3L)engine. This thing wouldn't get 13mpg on a good day and it only weighs 1650 pounds. The motor has just been too modified to be efficient. As far as the Durango motor, the AWD is a factor especially in city traffic with lots of tight turns. I would think the milage would be better at highway speeds when the viscouse clutch in the t-case isn't loading the drivline. You may want to look into the aftermarket programmers for your vehicle and see if any offer anything for improved mileage.
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 06:54 PM   #25
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You could also try and find a different T-case out of a wrecked Dak or Durango that has 2WD. Theres got to be one out there.
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Old December 24th, 2006, 09:45 PM   #26
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You could also try and find a different T-case out of a wrecked Dak or Durango that has 2WD. Theres got to be one out there.
Since when did 2WD come with T-cases
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Old December 25th, 2006, 12:42 PM   #27
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if the AWD bothers you....why did you buy an AWD model? They are offered without it you know

I agree tho' I don't like the AWD mode. Its okay on my Suburban(autotrac) and Grand(select trac) becuase that is just a setting on the transfer case....both still have 2wd mode. I had an explorer that was AWD didn't like it. It was slow to engage and clunk loudly everytime it did. Plus like you said it was hard to donuts with it:tonka:

I wasn't aware they had one without awd. all of them on the lot had awd, about 20 of them. It's an 06.
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Old December 26th, 2006, 11:11 PM   #28
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I wasn't aware they had one without awd. all of them on the lot had awd, about 20 of them. It's an 06.
oh...sorry I was thinking the previous body style...the slightly smaller ones. Maybe all the new ones are AWD.
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Old December 30th, 2006, 08:00 PM   #29
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Not a two wheel drive truck dork. The 2WD option on the T-case. Also all the new ones are AWD and there added weight could have just a little to do with this issue as well. Thought you you were talking about a gen 3. Sorry.
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