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6.0 Fuel mileage
I have complained about the mileage of my truck before on this forum and also read where some guys are getting 14-18 MPG towing outrageous weights (18-20K). I tend to dis-believe anyone who says they can get these MPGs out of a stock (no mods whatsoever) truck! Here is what I have experienced: I have a 14,450 GVWR fifth wheel toy hauler and pull it with my F-250 FX4 CC SB truck. It has absolutely no mods. I get anywhere from 9-11 MPG on a good day - if I am running into a headwind, forget it; I get 5 if I'm lucky. (I'm glad it's not a gasser - the mileage would be worse than that!) I am willing to take the concensus' advice and mod this truck (4" turbo back w/no cat, low restriction muffler, gauges, and an SCT tuner). My question is this: Do you REALLY get better mileages with mods like this? I'm not talking around town; I'm talking about going 1600 miles (one-way) through all kinds of terrain - like the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico to the flatlands of Indiana and Illinois. If you can get these gains by going the mod route, why do the manufacturers make the mileage on these trucks so bad?
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2011 F250 KR FX4 4x4 CC SB
2006 F250 XLT FX4 4x4 CC SB, EGR Cooler Delete, AutoMeter Gauges, Scangauge II, SCT x3 Custom Tunes - SOLD!
2009 Keystone Raptor 33' Toy Hauler Fifth Wheel
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