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04 6.0 4x4 fx4 sup.crew longbed

hey there!! I am buying the above powerstroke ford.. My main concern is optimal fuel mileage. I can afford cat back,chip,air intake where can i go and what is the best poss. mileage????

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WELCOME JON!
I get roughly 18 with the Predator in 65hp mode and MBRP exhaust, if I drive normal - BUT I have a VERY hard time keeping my foot out of it. If I put the rig in the 100hp mode it sucks fuel like you couldn't image.....but it's amazing to drive.
I doubt you'll be disappointed with the the truck you mentioned - I LOVE mine!!!!!
I've seen polls where quite a few people claim to get 20 to 21 driving normal, not towing and not getting on it.

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Welcome. I've been able to eek out as best as 23 MPG on the highway, no towing, but normally more like 21-22. I have no mods other then the MBRP exhaust, right now. Around town I can get between 18 and 20 MPG, depending on how I drive. Much better then my friends with their gas F-150's. That's why I went with the PSD. By the way, the exhaust didn't change my mileage. Ice

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thanks ice what MPH do you drive and what elevation---- i m in detroit


thanks for the help jon
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thanks rod,,, what is ecsb??? jon
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ECSB - Extended Cab Short Bed. I'm in eastern NC, so a little above sea level and I drive around 70 on the interstate, and that's where I get 21-22. Go faster, the worse it gets. Doing around 60 on the rural highways get me up to the 23 range. Ice

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i get about the same, 18 ish in town (30 mph) just over 20 on the highway and 12mpg pulling a 6,000 pound trailer from Oregon to South Carolina at 70.

besides the intial price every thing will be cheaper for daily use excepting the nearly 4 gallons of oil that needs to be changed every 5 to 7.5 thousand miles.
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You will LOVE the truck!!! I get 15.8 around town. I need a good highway run on my baby, which it really hasn't had. It is hard to keep my foot out of it. Have I mentioned that I LOVE my truck?!

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Have I mentioned that I LOVE my truck?!
+1

You talk about getting it out on the highway - I love taking long trips in this thing. Getting behind the wheel of this bad girl on the highway is just amazing. It's big, comfortable and SO fun to drive!

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You are so right!! The bigges run my truck has had, was from the Cape to Sanborton, NH & to Rye Beach, NH. I am hoping to drive from Cape Cod to Collierville, TN. around Christmas time!! I hope, I hope!!! I still smile from ear to ear driving Wolfy!! (Yes, he has a name.)

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