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gas mileage on a big powerstroke?

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hey guys im new to pretty much everything. diesels and especially fords. but im lookin around and seen some nice powerstrokes and this one caught my eye. now i gotta drive to school 3 days a week and work 5 and was just wonderin what kinda mileage yall thought this would get.
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whoooaaaa, not sure on the mileage but when it looks that good it doesn't really matter, BAD AZZ

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2006 F250 2wd 6.0 psd, 8.96 1/8th mile with canned SCT tunes, now running Spartan Hybrid Race tune! AFE Stage 2 PRO DRY S, 4" turbo back str8 pipe in front of rear tire, auto, crew cab short bed, ZOO DAD mod, 5% tint over the factory tint.
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Reaction---.674
60 ft-------1.892
594 ft------8.370
1/8th ET---8.965
1/8th MPH--75.63
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Maybe 15mpg on a good day. 10-ish on average. Those tires are BIG...and heavy. Your MPG's are going to suffer with that big a lift and tires!


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Current Best: 16.149@84.13MPH (Est.7800lbs)
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well thats what i was dreadin hearin. the bad gas is what im tryin to get away from now. ive got an ole 89 suburban on 35s and its horrible. say i were to find somethin on 35s-38s. would that be any better? or still in the low teens
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I have 35"s and I get about 15-18....If I baby it...I can get 20+ mpgs. I hardly EVER baby it though. It's usually balls to the wall....and I get 15 mpg.


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With 37s I am getting 11mpg, I am going to regear to 4.30 and HOPEFULLY pick up a few mpg's.

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I have my 35's with 3.73 gears. Weight...8000+ lbs!

But i DO have the 6spd...so that helps!


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are those 46" Michelin XML's, if so those are very heavy very stiff riding tires

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2006 F250 2wd 6.0 psd, 8.96 1/8th mile with canned SCT tunes, now running Spartan Hybrid Race tune! AFE Stage 2 PRO DRY S, 4" turbo back str8 pipe in front of rear tire, auto, crew cab short bed, ZOO DAD mod, 5% tint over the factory tint.
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60 ft-------1.892
594 ft------8.370
1/8th ET---8.965
1/8th MPH--75.63
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yeh im pretty sure thats what they are
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