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Old 04-29-2012, 02:55 PM
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Fuel millage??

Any ideas on getting better fuel millage on my 07 350 6.0 im getting 10-12 around town
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:00 PM
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First thing that is going to help, is to let us know what you've done to the truck?

Second, how are your driving habits?

Third, do you have a monitor system on the truck (like an Edge Insight CS/CTS or ScangaugeII)?

Stock, with 4.30's I managed 10-12 around town, stock height dually.

For modifications, the best thing I've done is get proper tuning (SCT), with an exhaust. But that route can't really be taken without some groundwork mods, the monitor being the first of them.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:04 PM
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I have an 07 4drsb king ranch leveled out my driving habbits arent to bad i have a pretty light foot and the motor is bone stock i just bought it off an older gentleman a few weeks ago
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First step will be that monitor then. What size tires are you running with the leveling kit?

Once you have a good idea whats going on under the hood with the monitor, you'll be able to come up with a plan to get you some mileage gains. And correct the 6.0L's shortcomings.
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I average 11 around town in mine. No tunes
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13.5-14.5 around town for me get some gauges and then a tune, once the honeymoon period is over with your tune your mileage will increase
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:40 PM
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What are some good tunes?
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I have an 05 F350 DRW, CC 4x4, 430's, bone stock other than audio/video and an Edge Insight, and I average around 13.5 around town.
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Srl, looney, spd, lots of different tuners out there
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:48 PM
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What are some good tunes?
I've noticed the best gains running the highest HP tune I have, which nets me around 13-14 around town, and upto 16.5 on the interstate. Running Eric's X-Race from IDP. I get around .5-1mpg less with my Street file. You just have to drive it for economy with the gas pedal.

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I have an 05 F350 DRW, CC 4x4, 430's, bone stock other than audio/video and an Edge Insight, and I average around 13.5 around town.
That's a great number for around town with 4.30's, I can manage that in the summer under stock programming, but never with winter fuel / warm ups.

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