Yeah reset that on board pc when ever you want to recheck your MPG. Like when you go on a highway miles trip.
Here's what I do. When I am getting ready for a 60 mile highway ride I let the vehicle warm up. THEN when I pull out of the driveway I reset the pc to see how I do on a highway trip.
For Highway driving I get 20 MPG+. BUT it all averages out and overall I am getting around 15+ mixed city/highway.
So really the vehicle gets around 15. BUT a LONG HIGHWAAY trip I do good at 20+.
These rigs do great in the snow and light off road, IF you get some decent ALL TERRAIN TIRES. I have a few folks up here at tahoe that say the AWD VAN does much better in the snow than their CHevy/GMC pickups and SUV's.
Originally Posted by jampg
My stock General tires are not that great when I 90 degree turn on snow. I need to remember to slow down for that. I see what you mean.
On the next road trip I will reset and check highway milage. Thanks.
These were the tires that came on my 2010 savana. General Ameritracs http://www.tirerack.com/survey/Surve...irePageLocQty=
After reading through the reviews on TireRack and speaking to some Express/Savana AWD owners around Lake Tahoe that initially had them, I decided to immediately sell them and the wheels. I got $500 for the tires and GMC wheels. I called around town one day to local businesses like Plumbing co's Airconditioning heating co's and I sold them in a half hour. I am glad I did. Folks told me some bad stuff about them. Particularly in snow and rain, plus they don't last anyway.
Worst rated tire on tire rack. Be careful if you have these General Ameritracs. I only had them on for 200 miles so I can't give a full evaluation. I did however drive them twice in a thunderstorm and once while getting on the freeway accelerating on a sharp turn ramp that enters the freeway I b roke traction. I didn't like that. I had new wheels ordered right after I got the vehicle so I just got rid of them. The BFG's have been very nice. LOL Any AT tire toyo, GY, bridgestone etc, would be better than those Ameritracs. I wanted Peace of Mind as I drive off road frequently and in snow. I am happy i dumped them.
Let's keep this thread going.
New member. Just got a 2000 Express LS 5.7 passenger van.
Getting about 13.5 MPG mixed hwy and town with full load.
96 Silverado Ext Cab with 5.7L crate engine - 13+ in town driving
After a couple of months MPG is between 11.5 and 13.5 depending on the right foot! Average is around 12.5. All driving is around town with some hwy and always with a full load of tools.
With my new 5.7 goodwrench crate engine, I am getting 13.5 to 14 around town and I just got 19 on the highway at 75 mph through the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia.
averaging right around 15 lately... do much better highway... 20 +
Bought my 2002 conversion van in early November. With the 5.7, 3:73's & 235-70-15 tires I got 18.5 mpg's with cruise control set to 65 mph on 2 hour highway ride home. Since then I've added taller tires. Don't know what kind of mileage I'm getting now.
Looks like I'll need to put in 4:11's to get my final drive ratio back to stock. Hopefully this summer + a TrueTrack