Originally Posted by JoshBeStrokin10
I'm a new 6.7 Powerstroke owner. i recently bought a 2018 F-250. What are some of the best ways to optimize gas mileage?
There are actually some practical and affordable ways to make real work mpg boost in all pickups. I would do some research on ecomodder and learn up on aeromods. Pickups have some of the worst drag/aero designs of most types of vehicles on the road.
For example a basic full bed tonneau cover on the highway yields 99% 1-1.5mpg boost for pickups. add conservative driving and you can easily see a solid 2mpg on highway.
low rolling resistance tires, keeping stock if not lowering kits for truck height, adding a 2wd lower front bumper valance to get a version of an airdam used on big rigs, the infamous aerocap consistently yields 3mpg boost on pickups but is dramatically more expensive to make and not practical for most pickup drivers.
I caught the mpg bug and found a user bigdave on ecomodder. He has a 2000 f350 2wd 6sp manuall with 3:55 gears in the rear, 3in lowering kit, gear vendor overdrive, diy air dam, and aerocap hes getting 27mpg on the highway but his truck is not used like a regular pickup etc.
click on the stats tab and click on threads started to see his mods and testing. About as real-world as they get.
my advice to 90% of pickup owners get a tonneau cover if you can without sacrificing using the truck bed and enjoy the 1.5mpg boost. mine paid for itself on my bi-annual 2000 mile road trip. I traveled from CA to northern Idaho 2 times a year when I was in the military. Took same route, same black bear diner, same hotel etc. solid 1.5mpg boost both ways.
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