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6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

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post #1 of 6 Old 02-25-2008, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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New parts to the test

I took my first road trip with all my new parts. The power is great for towing, passing and just showng off. However, if I can' get this truck above 13 MPG my wife is going to drive me crazy.
Nothing ruins the sweet sound of a 5" turbo back like my wife *****en about how much money I spend on diesel every week
I ordered my custom tunes today should be emailed tomorrow.
Will that get me up to 19 MPG average?

05 F250 FX4 Lariat.
Short Box, Crew Cab, Auto.
AFE Stage II Dry
DJ's custom tunes
MBRP 5" Turbo back
Auto Meter Phantom II
Raptor Hauler.

I hear the DUNES calling me.......
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Possibly,,The trick is to keep your foot out of the skinny pedal. It's a tough line to tread.

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I doubt it unless you do only highway driving. I have a reg cab and I only average 18 mpg.
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Who's tunes did you go with? I'm just curious and it won't have anything to do with your mileage... I'm assuming that isn't your towing mileage. Mine's about 8mpg when towing my 12k toy hauler on my tow tune and about 14mpg when I'm driving around town.

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2008 F350, CCLB, 6.4 PSD (Brad-the wife's truck is black)

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CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

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Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
20" BMF Novakanes wrapped in 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers
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I was pushing around 19 pre-lift and tires with a crew cab short bed......but I do drive ALOT of highway miles, but I drive "spirited" sometimes! haha

Hard to keep your foot from depressing that go-pedal too far when back pushes into the seat like it does.

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-un-important stuff...lifted, 20's, 37's, exhaust, SCT, gauges, AFE, ZooDad, horns, tint, dvd, AV, speakers,...

-IMPORTANT stuff....1yr. old Peyten riding along with me in the back seat and his pregnant mommy in the passenger seat......due May 2010!!!
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On the highway at about 65 to 70 i avg about 18 to 17 mpg's. including my lift and 37's. Im running the banks tuner right now. if i set it all the way up i get about 19 sometimes 20 mpg's. city driving i get about 13 to 14 mpg's and smashing on it i get about 12 to 10 mpg's.

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Full 8inch ORU suspension. I mean everything. with bilsteins all around. Rear airbags.
SCT Tuned by Innovative with BANKS stickers still.
Banks Techni-cooler and full intake.
Full banks monster exhaust with gato dead.
Pro-Comp 37's on black 17's.
Amp steps, Hella of alot of Hella lights. 12 total.
AND FINALLY.....Head studs.
And a pretty lady sitting next to me While i blow black smoke... :burnout
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