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Old 08-02-2007, 02:54 PM
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I'm happy with my MPG

That's right, here's why. I had an '06 F250 Lariat 4X2 with stock 16" wheels and the Pirelli tires. It had 26,000 miles on it and I averaged 18-19 MPG.

Enter my new truck: '08 F250 King Ranch 4X4 with 20" rims and much larger stock tires. With 5,000 miles on it I am averaging 16.5 to 17.5 MPG.

Same exact driving style and mix of city and highway.

I fully expected to lose MPG with the 4X4 even though it's not engaged and also the larger and heavier wheel/tire combo. Not to mention the emissions system which I'm very pleased not to smell diesel fuel at stop lights like my 6.0 and every time I got out of it.

So I'm happy
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:10 PM
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nice truck! Our 550 w/ 6.4 gets 6.5 towing, but around 12 empty. You're doin' pretty good.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:54 AM
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Mine gets just as good as my 1500. If you want it to use more it will. Controlled by right foot.
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:05 AM
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I'm no expert but you need to break that thing in a little more to get better fuel mileage. Unlike Gassers my fuel mileage gets better with age.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:54 AM
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My truck's new, and gets around 15-16 mpg average, maybe 20% worse than my '06 which was a CC SRW short box 4X4 w/ Superchip program on performance. New one is more truck, so I guess I can't whine about mileage - it's a CC dually 4X4, loaded, long box. Bear in mind , we're burning Imperial gallons up here - 4.54 liters per gallon, as opposed to something like 3.8 per gallon US - about 20% bigger gallon
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:02 AM
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well according to my computer i'm averaging 9mpg right now
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:31 AM
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Mine gets just as good as my 1500. If you want it to use more it will. Controlled by right foot.
I couldn't agree more with the controlled by your right foot statement more. I noticed a huge difference in MPG with being light on the go pedal and the transmission shifting at 2000 and gettin on it a little bit and the tranny shifting at 2500.....
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