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i am not yet a titan owner, but hopefully soon i will be and these are going to sound like silly questions but just bear with me...for some reason i have the impression that the BT and OR packages give the titans worse gas milage..is this true? i am in the market for a used titan and i would like to get one with a hitch and 4x4, but i dont necessarily need the packages and actually prefer not to have them because of the idea that i have that they get worse gas milage. and also, can the gears in the BT package be changed to normal gears? thanks!
 

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You are going to hear a wide range of opinions and experiences. Some people get 18 mpg, others like me get 11.7 mpg in the city. I gave up on gas mileage and just ride the motorcycle or drive the honda every now and then. If I had to do it over again I would with no hesitation. I love my titan, gas guzzler and all.
 

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Titan = bad mileage. It's a truck. If your going to worry about the mileage than get a prius. My OR ,BT 4X4 Get 12 intown and 16 on the highway. Good luck
 

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I get 13-14 in town and 17-18 on highway...
That is if i keep my foot outta the throttle...
 

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I don't think it would be cost effective to switch it out for a mile or two more per gallon, plus with the taller gears you get an extra jump off the line and the extra towing capacity should you ever need it. I average 13 in mostly city driving and 16-17 Hwy, I have a 4x2 with BT.
 

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Based on my mileage with BT and what others are reporting, the mileage is not that significant. I would estimate it to be less than 1 mpg over a non BT. With that said, 24,000 miles 17 mpg = 1411 gallons. 18 mpg = 1333 gallons. That is 78 gallon difference or $234/24000 miles @ $3.00/ga. I have been seeing around 17 mpg with BT.
 

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Hello,
Changing gears is a real PITA....What do you want to do with your new truck?
If you plan on installing taller tires, or towing over about 4000-5000 lbs, then the BT/OR is for you...
If you want/need 4wd for snow and ice, and don't plan on towing anything real heavy or often, the you could get away w/o the BT/OR options...
Yes you'll lose 1-1 1/2 mpg with the lower gears...Be honest with yourself on what you need and you won't be disapointed
 

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well, to be honest, 17 mpg is what i am hoping to get:futwice: . i just didnt want to get like 13 on the highway and 10 in town. so around 14/15 city and 17/18 highway is good milage to me. i want to eventually install a 6 inch lift and 35 or 36's. and i race motocross so mostly i would be putting my bike and all my gear in the back of my truck for short trips and for long trips i have a 6x12 single axle enclosed trailer. so it sounds like BT would be a good option for me. as far as 4x4, i really dont want to own another truck without it because muddy parking lots+4x2+trailer=major PITA.
 

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Perhaps those with a lift and larger tires can speak up, but I would think the increased weight from the lift components coupled with heavier tires would drop you at least a few MPG below the 17 MPG you are looking to get.
 

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I get 13 in town, and 18 on the highway. I have BT & OR. I think a lift and big tires are going to make a hit in the mileage though.
 

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It sounds as though you just might want the BT/OR package, if only for the larger tires...
 

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sorry, let me clear up waht i said..i want to get 17 mpg stock. i realize that after i lift and put tires then the milage will drop to around 12 or 13.:crying:
 

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My Lemon Gets

:haveredfl 15 city, 21 freeway :)
 

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I get 20 MPG at the drag strip running the 1/4 mile. :haveredfl
 

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amohler20 said:
:haveredfl 15 city, 21 freeway :)

wow! your truck is 2 wheel drive, right?
 

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Well I have a 2wd and upgraded from the little tow gears to the big tow gears and only saw a slight drop in milage at most 1.5mpg drop. I still get over 18 on highway driving and about 13-14 in city driving.
 

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when you say free flowing exhaust what do you mean? and who sells one?
 

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hondadavi161 said:
well, to be honest, 17 mpg is what i am hoping to get:futwice: . i just didnt want to get like 13 on the highway and 10 in town. so around 14/15 city and 17/18 highway is good milage to me. i want to eventually install a 6 inch lift and 35 or 36's. and i race motocross so mostly i would be putting my bike and all my gear in the back of my truck for short trips and for long trips i have a 6x12 single axle enclosed trailer. so it sounds like BT would be a good option for me. as far as 4x4, i really dont want to own another truck without it because muddy parking lots+4x2+trailer=major PITA.

Wheel weight will make a bigger difference in your mileage than gears. That being said from all the threads Ive read XE vehicles tend to get the best mileage
because of the light weight wheel tire combo.
 

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how do you upgrade your gears if you want to and how expensive is it? I appreciate any info from you guys. I have an 04 4x4 non b/t.
 
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