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2004 dodge 4.7

Postby scastle » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:56 pm

any one have one? what kind of gas mileage do ya get? do they offroad(dirt roads and feilds) good. got a ford 150 cant get it off blacktop thanks
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Re: 2004 dodge 4.7

Postby 2500hdon37s » Wed May 04, 2011 5:11 pm

Not enough motor for any sort of pulling or off road use, mostly a good mpg unloaded on the high way motor.

but a motor realy doesnt have a whole lot to do with being able to go off road other than if its got the power to turn the tires (and a 4.7 wont have much), if you cant go off road get new tires.
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Re: 2004 dodge 4.7

Postby Jonny Boy » Wed May 04, 2011 6:03 pm

Get new tires for your ford. But to answer your question, yes, the dodge will do fine off road with good tires.
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Re: 2004 dodge 4.7

Postby ajmorell » Thu May 05, 2011 10:12 am

It's just a decent motor IMO, but pretty underpowered for a big truck. The head design on them is pretty poor and they tend to use coolant as well. My mom has a 2001 Jeep WJ with the 4.7 and it is great in that light of a vehicle, it tows really well and get's 20+ mpg on the highway. That being said, I wouldn't buy a Dodge truck with the 4.7, you're much better off finding one with a Hemi if you are dead-set on a Dodge.
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Re: 2004 dodge 4.7

Postby shootable Goose » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:57 pm

I just got a 2001 dodge ram 1500 sport. 6 inch lift. 5.9 liter v8. It's a beast when it comes to towing and offroading except for it's so wide. The only drag is it gets a solid 9.8 MPG!!!
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Re: 2004 dodge 4.7

Postby cwsims84 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:40 pm

I have the 2004 1500 in a 5.7hemi... gas mileage sucks. but good truck and has been reliable as can be.
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Re: 2004 dodge 4.7

Postby go get the bird » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:25 am

<-- 2005 dakota 4.7 magnum, 4x4, extended cab. I get around 17-19 driving 2.5 miles to work and back twice a day, and around 22-25 on the highway. Im sure my truck was made on a Wed., because Ive spoken with other dakota owners who get WAY worse milage. I get around fields pretty well, could use a bit more ground clearance. Only pulling i had to do was a fully loaded mechanics tool box. My truck wasnt meant to pull, so it wasnt the most enjoyable experience.
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Re: 2004 dodge 4.7

Postby band_blaster » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:48 pm

i have an 02 crew cab short bed 2wd with the 4.7 i had it lifted on 35" A/Ts and i got just about 11 MPG with an intake. Offroad wise it did just fine.Anyone that says it doesnt have enough power must not know how to drive correctly offroad.My truck is now strictly an offroad truck i should say desert truck since it is now full custom.Itys 5.5"s over on each side in the front with C/O shocks and in the rear has deaver l/t (long travel) leafs on 37"s. Ive had it in mud and in sand.If you have ever been to Glamis its super soft sand.My truck did perfectly fine there on got stuck once cause i got stupid and punched it on the take off.

Oh and it has 210xxx on the same 4.7 only problem was an exhaust leak
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Re: 2004 dodge 4.7

Postby waterfowlhunter » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:19 pm

My son has the 4.7 in an ext cab 4x4 and it only gets about 18mpg, He has 33" duratrac goodyears on it and it has enough power to play in the mud, climb hills or just ride the trails. His problems with the truck have been the heater core, bad coils, window motors and rear doors that no longer open due to the latch inside breaking. His has a Borla dual exhaust system on it and it sounds great. IMO there is no better sound on the road then a V8 and duals. :thumbsup: I believe he has around 140,000 miles on it now.
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Re: 2004 dodge 4.7

Postby lovetheduck » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:47 pm

I got a 2010 4wd 4.7 ram, i have the stock tires on her still just because i don't have the money to do them yet (technically the wife won't give me money but whatever), and i love her. I've done some ditch digging with her on farms, dirt roads, ruts and everything else that i've thrown at her. Now obviously i'm not going to go to crazy but i've never gotten stuck and i've hit some big time stuff.....enough power to.
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Re: 2004 dodge 4.7

Postby handyandy » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:20 am

I'm surprised anyone gets that good of mileage out of the 4.7 I knew a guy with a 2wd regular cab long bed stock size tires used it to pull a small trailer with some mowers and regular driving. Pulling he got around 11mpg regular driving mix of highway and city he didn't do much better usually around 14mpg. The head gasket blew on his around 120xxx.
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Re: 2004 dodge 4.7

Postby Montanafowler » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:54 pm

'03 ram with the 4.7 here. like AJ said, the motor is too small for that big of a truck. i get probably about 12 mpg with mine on flat ground. it'll get you from A to B, but it'll bog down on hills (or put the tranny into a bitch fest about what gear to be in). it does fine offroad if you have good tires and know how to drive. that said, i'm seriously considering selling it and getting a '75 F-250.
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Re: 2004 dodge 4.7

Postby mudpack » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:51 pm

ajmorell wrote: My mom has a 2001 Jeep WJ with the 4.7 and...get's 20+ mpg on the highway.


Must be either a 2WD GC or without the tow package. I have two '04 WJ's (with tow packages) and both of them get 17-18mpg on the highway. :sad:
The 4.7's in those Grand Cherokees are stout motors and selecting 4LO means more power would be pointless.
But, the 4.7 might not have any excess power in a full-size 3/4 or 1 ton pickup without a Lo Range.
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Re: 2004 dodge 4.7

Postby ajmorell » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:27 pm

mudpack wrote:
ajmorell wrote: My mom has a 2001 Jeep WJ with the 4.7 and...get's 20+ mpg on the highway.


Must be either a 2WD GC or without the tow package. I have two '04 WJ's (with tow packages) and both of them get 17-18mpg on the highway. :sad:
The 4.7's in those Grand Cherokees are stout motors and selecting 4LO means more power would be pointless.
But, the 4.7 might not have any excess power in a full-size 3/4 or 1 ton pickup without a Lo Range.
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Nope, 4wd (quadradrive) with the tow package (3.73 gears). This was with cruise set at about 62 across flat ground driving from Houghton Michigan to St Ignace Michigan. Once I got to 4 lane divided highway doing about 75 it would drop to around 17-18
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Re: 2004 dodge 4.7

Postby mudpack » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:10 am

[quote="ajmorel"'] 4wd (quadradrive) with the tow package (3.73 gears). [/quote]
That's what mine are, too.
The 62mph tells all; mine only go 62mph twice; one point getting up to 80, and one point coming down to 35. :biggrin:
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Re: 2004 dodge 4.7

Postby ajmorell » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:03 pm

mudpack wrote: The 62mph tells all; mine only go 62mph twice; one point getting up to 80, and one point coming down to 35. :biggrin:

Yeah, I hear ya. After a couple tickets along that stretch I had to ease off it a bit :biggrin:
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