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post #1 of 25 Old 11-18-2011, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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F450 mpg

Hey guys, I picked up my 2012 F450 last friday. I love this truck!!! Its so smooth and quiet, and rides good considering it's a 450.

This morning I had to make a 20 mile one way trip down I10. Cruise set on 65 and a head wind on the way there and averaged 17mpg. On the way home tail wind cruise set on 65 I got 17.9. I'm blown away, the most I expected out of this truck was 15. I hope the read out on the dash is right.

The truck only has 500 miles on it. I hope it gets better as it breaks in.
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19.5's and auxilary tank toolbox combo are on order

Like I said, I LOVE THIS TRUCK!!
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Like to see it when you get the 19.5's on it.

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Like to see it when you get the 19.5's on it.

I'll post pics, they should be here the first week of Dec.

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why not 22.5's?
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why not 22.5's?
I have really big trailers that are low, 37" tall tire would lift my truck too much. And they kill the gear ratio. Rpm's are perfect now with the 430 gears. Shaved 22.5's don't offer smaller tires with high load ratings.

19.5's increase load rating and are about the same size as stock tires. So it's win win for me.

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That truck is BEAUTIFUL! I love the color too!
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That truck is BEAUTIFUL! I love the color too!
Thanks, you have good taste, haha

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I find with the torque of this new engine mated with the low first gear of the six speed transmission that my 3.55 gears and 20" wheels work great for pulling trailers up to 32,000 lbs. With 4.30 gears you don't have to worry about gear ratios in choosing your tires/rims unless your planning on pulling some huge trailers.

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What 19.5's did you go with. I love the look of the classic Alcoa's like the one's that come on the 6.4's. I know Weld came out with some pretty good looking 19.5's for duallys.

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