Just think of how much Mitsubishi saves on warranties running out a bit sooner than they should.
Could be by design?
I think the CEO or another Mitsubishi exec went to prison over a commercial bus crash incident in Japan where the factory should have had a recall out that could have prevented the crash.
They are no less slimy than any other high level cost-cutting big wigs.
I usually get 12-13mpg (diameter corrected) b/w 60-63mph if my tires are at 60psi. If I forget to air-up or forget to unlock the hubs it goes down 1-2 mph.
On a recent trip down the entire length of the Oregon coast I averaged about 12.5mph despite a lot of starting and stoping in towns, view points, campgrounds, etc.
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(quote) I think the CEO or another Mitsubishi exec went to prison over a commercial bus crash incident in Japan where the factory should have had a recall out that could have prevented the crash. (unquote)
Two Mitsubishi execs got suspended prison sentences after an incident involving wheel separation from a failed hub on a Fuso truck in 2002. A woman in Yokohama was killed by the loose wheel. Fuso trucks were subsequently banned in 42 of Japan's 47 prefectures including Nagasaki where Mitsubishi's main plant was located. That's pretty much why Daimler ended up owning the Fuso division. They had just bought a stake and loaned them a bunch of money when TSHTF.
So I just charted everyone's reported economy from this and the other thread listed and averaged them. There were 22 people who reported. Average economy 12.69 mpg/5.4km per liter.
My 2000 FG639 with 37" tires, flatbed, suspension lift, and 9000 pounds is getting 13.64 miles to the gallon in mixed driving.
Last edited by yabanja; 10-31-2014 at 12:39 AM.
Good info, once I have more data I'll add in what I find. I do know that with the 19.5's on it, the speedo reads about 3 - 4 mph low, using GPS as the baseline.
2012 Fuso FGB87, 5.285 diffs, w/ATW suspension, 19.5" wheels gone, now 16" wheels, and Toyo tires...now with EarthCruiser FX body!
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that's pretty good with 37's. I bet the older trucks are a little better on fuel, plus I was using California fuel which is most likely worse than fuel available in other states such as Utah.