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MPG Question

I recently purchased a stock 2003 F-250 6.0L. What products are available that will help increase my fuel economy?
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Welcome!

There's a number of things you can do for MPGs:

1. Tires (proper tires and inflation)
2. Fuel additives (these are debateable as to any significant gain)
3. Fuel (some report MPG increases with BioDiesel)
4. Tuners (most report an increase with the SCT tunes)

Last but not least, the "right foot mod" typically has a 90% effect on the MPGs gained while driving. Slowing down and being lighter on the "go" pedal will have the biggest effect on your MPGs.

Regardless... It's a full size truck easily tipping the scales at 6k+ lbs, don't think you're going to beat a Prius in MPGs... The 20s range of MPGs is fairly achieveable with some getting more or less, but 20 MPGs is relatively realistic in a goal.

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A good aftermarket turbo back exhaust. It will let the motor breathe. You do not need to put an aftermarket cold air intake unless you are planning on pushing 500+ hp.

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Thanks for the advice, everyone!
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Buy a Prius you can spend thousands to maybe get one or two tenths of a MPG improvement.

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Buy a Prius you can spend thousands to maybe get one or two tenths of a MPG improvement.
lol, we bought a golf tdi, gets almost 50 mpg. Drive the truck when I need a ruck, and the car when I don't. saved thousands on diesel

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lol, we bought a golf tdi, gets almost 50 mpg. Drive the truck when I need a ruck, and the car when I don't. saved thousands on diesel
YUP! We did the same thing but bought a Honda Accord. Would love a TDI but they are so expensive around here.

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