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post #1 of 11 Old 05-12-2012, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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pulling the trigger, thoughts?

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I have been looking around at trading my 08 F450 King Ranch for a 250 or 350 SRW.

I think I found what I am looking for. 2012 F250 lariat, but with every option available, it is sharp. under 5000 miles. I looked this thing over pretty good and I can't see any issues. Took it on a long test drive and all worked well. reset lieometer prior to the trip, and when all was done, it was up around an average of 20MPH with a mix of highway and local driving. From what I have read that seems like it could be realistic correct?

So, thinking about pulling the trigger on it next weekend. wanted to check on here to see if there is anything about these 6.7's that I need to check, or any other recommendations on things that I should check?

it has 3.55 rear, so I think it will pull my boat 14 to 15000 lbs prett well, anyone disagree? I only pull it a few times a year, so I think I will be good.

any other comments or recommendations are appreciated.

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20 mpg is a little optimistic. I average 16 in mixed driving.


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well, still better than the 10 to 12 I get with the 450.

so in your experience with the 6.7 are the lieometers typically lying, or do they actually tell the truth now? the average MPG on my 450 is actually very accurate, and is always very close to what I hand calculate.

I was driving pretty slow through most of the interstate part, 55 to 60 except for kicking it down a few times to make sure that it accellerated well. Then the off interstate was not really stop and go it was probably 40 to 45 on back roads, so it was probably good conditions.

Let me know your thoughts about the MPG calculation.

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20mpg is easy if you slow down. Truck has all the aerodynamics of a brick and the mpg difference between 65 mph and 80 is large.
Me, well, I'm running 80 and the truck gets the same mpg on the highway/cruise as it does around town.
Which is about 15-16 mpg.

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if I can get 15 to 16MPG at 80 I would be friggen thrilled. right now I don't drive over 65 because I hate to make it turn that many RPM's, and I probably only get around 10 MPG at 65.

I have an old suburban that I usually use for longer interstate trips, just so that i can travel faster. maybe I can get rid of that thing now too, it only gets about 13MPG at 80.

Like what I am hearing so far. Thanks.
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I got 14-15 MPG from Austin, TX to Los Angeles, CA. doing 80-85


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In mixed driving I am hand calculated at 15-16. Info center is optimistic .5 mpg. I am thrilled. I believe if you aren't stopping and starting, and keep the throttle under control, that high teens will be definitely possible (19mpg). I look forward to my first road trip with mine.
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20 mpg is a little optimistic. I average 16 in mixed driving.


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You'll see 20 or more on the highway empty. I too am around 16 or 17, but that's mostly short trips to the train station through some hills with limited highway driving per tank.

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The 6.7 with 355's will pull 15,000 just fine, but your only gonna see about 10mpg towing.(15,000) 17/18 empty

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Got it

Picked it up this weekend. Probably put 200 miles on it running around and taking a trip to the lake. What a smooth quiet running truck! I really love it so far. Got it used but only has 2700 miles on it so it is basically new. It has all the bells and whistles but my favorite so far is the cooled seats. This is my first vehicle with this option and I am loving it as much as the heated seats in the winter.

I think my first upgrade will be an additional 40 gallon or so fuel tank for the bed. The small tank would be my only complaint about it. Anyone know the cheapest place to order one from?

Thank you all for your help
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