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Old 11-20-2007, 04:17 PM
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Hey guys, i have heard lots of exageration about milage on 04 6.0's on the street. Could someone tell me what is the real mpg to look for. I think i'm getting about 14-15 on the hwy. Can someone reply?
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:18 PM
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12-18 is going to be your average 6.0.....all depending on driving style....gear ratio....and what your doing with it...so your right in the ballpark!!
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:26 PM
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I typically average high 14s - low 16s on my average tank which typically includes pulling a small two horse trailer once or twice a week - mostly highway driving.
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I'll normally get about 18 hwy if I'm gentle with the go pedal, although I have seen upwards of 20mpg out of a few tanks, not often though. Around town It's anywhere between 13 and 16, again depending on how I drive it.
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Sorry, I just saw that you specified 2004. Well I got an 07, but it shouldn't be that different.
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I get 17-17.5 on a mixed commute, highway at 75 mph and some stop-and-go. I'm bone stock, 3.54 rear end.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:14 PM
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Mine is right at 15.0 in stop and go traffic.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:23 PM
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I have an 04 and I run 35's and weigh 8200#s empty and I average between 14-15 if I behave myself I can get 18 on the hiway. I also have 3.73 gears and a six speed.
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I have 411 gears and and a sct x3 and on street tune I'm getting about seventeen even with alittle bit of a heavy foot, not to much though.
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I have an f-350 Lariat crew cab 4x4. Stock. I was getting 13.5 around town. With a simple change in driving habits, I increased it to 15.5 around town. I sort of make a game out of it. I plan way ahead for my stops. If I am approaching a stale green light I take my foot off of the accelerator way out and coast to stop at the red rather than hammering it to make the green. As far as starting off, I am gentle on the pedal and give it just enough fuel so that the transmission shifts around 1800 rpm. The change in driving habit will save over 500.00 per year driving 15,000 miles. I am having APR studs installed and will do the EGR delete, 4" turbo back exhaust, new oil cooler, coolant filter, and SCT tuning. Hopefully I will see even better after that. Just remember it us a heavy truck with alot of power that feels snappy, fun even, off the line. But all that fun comes at a price. Good luck!!
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