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Old 02-02-2014, 01:58 PM
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I'm looking into buying an 06 6.0 and have seen several trucks claiming to get 29-30 mpg. What is required to do this? I'm assuming Intake exhaust fuel system and tuning? Anything else? Truck I am looking at has egr delete and sct tuner.
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29-30 mpg is not typical...

Best average is 20-24mpg stock tires and stock hight
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Whoever says they get 30 with a 6.0 is full of crap. Granted mine is a 1ton crew long bed, the best I ever got on a tank before I lifted it hand calculated empty down the freeway 65 mph or less ( tiring hard as I could to save fuel ) was 19. My mods are in my sig but with mixed driving I get 13 and towing my horses at about 10k I get 9.
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I too don't think you'll ever going to get close to 30 with a 6.0.....average is around 18 for most folks, some get 11 and lower, some get as high as 21, but no-one will truly get around 30 with a 6.0, even with a regular cab short box....unless you're always going downhill I guess
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I know many people claim to get 25-30 mpg but realisticlly a diesel truck in general gets 20 mpg at best. A buddy of mine thought he was getting awesome milage until he learned his fuel tank was almost double in size. I also have someone i work with that has a 04 durmax that claims 30 mpg, i have yet to see any proof though. 30 mpg is like getting 900 miles out a tank of fuel, not realistic. At best I get 21 mpg hand calculated at about 55mph at 70 i get about 18 mpg and that is unloaded. Just some food for thought.
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I've gotten 26.7 before in a 7.3. LOL but that's also empty at 55 and drafting about 75ft behind semi-trucks for 400 miles...not recommended but a fun experiment
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I average 14MPG with a tune and low 11's stock.
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The best I've seen is 21.5 over a 5hr hwy trip to the beach with the tuned and with a newer strategy. I have had my mileage all over the board depending on tuning. And you really don't need "big" tuning to get mileage. A good FICM tune, and Custom ECM tune along with a good running engine will get you 14-16 combine and 18-21 normally. Now that is with stock gearing and stock tires and a non aggressive tread pattern. As the other said, 29 is not going happen. I have to give Dodge an A+ in the mileage area on the new 1500. I hope Ford ditches the eco-boost in the 150s for the small diesel they are using in the work vans.
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I hope Ford ditches the eco-boost in the 150s for the small diesel they are using in the work vans.
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I get 11 with mostly city driving and a lead foot
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