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post #1 of 14 Old 03-08-2011, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Lifts and mileage?

The impression I have, is that those complaining about the lowest mileage, have the highest suspensions on their trucks.

Is that impression accurate or simply a figment of elevation?
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I've complained about my 11's mpg ever since stock. Never was it even close to the original reported numbers

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I've complained about my 11's mpg ever since stock. Never was it even close to the original reported numbers
Ah...but is it lower now with the higher truck?
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The mileage isn't the problem. Ford just needs to say hey man, the truck
gets 17 highway and 14 city

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I've seen my mileage go up in my truck from the day I bought it. My city driving it still averages 15 mpg, hand calculated. But on my trip to Kansas City last weekend, I got just over 19 mpg hwy, hand calculated. My truck has close to 3600 miles on it now, and it's 100% stock.

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My truck got got 16-20mpg.
Then i put a 4.5" lift and 35" tires on. Now I get 10-12
It looks bad a*s but I kinda wish i didn't lift it now!
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My truck got got 16-20mpg.
Then i put a 4.5" lift and 35" tires on. Now I get 10-12
It looks bad a*s but I kinda wish i didn't lift it now!
I am in about the same problem you are. Say what are your gears?
Mine are 3.31's I believe that is alot of the problem. Thinking in the future i may re-gear to 3.55's to offset the tires.
But we will see this week how the millage is after I install my H&S

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I have 3.55 gears in mine.
I also have H&S tuner, 5" strait pipe, and AFE intake
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