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Old 03-26-2011, 09:11 PM
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Our 06 250 SD has a 5.4L with a K&N air induction kit and a super chip and it seems to get 10-12 no matter what its doing, even empty. Our enclosed trailer is 24ft long and always loaded with equipment totaling (with trailer) about 8k. Our 05 F350 SRW has a 6.0L PowerStroke and we just got it so I can only guess from what Ive read and heard expect to get mid teens. I think for around town towing and occasional hi way towing your better off with a V-10, Ford's V-10's put out almost 500lbs of torque!
I had a 05 6.0 1 ton I put a programmer on it and it would pull a building down! I would put about 25,000-30,000 that thing and run 80 and never miss a beat. UnTIL the dumb thing cracked the head. I would 20 MPG empty no matter were I went.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:22 PM
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I had a 05 6.0 1 ton I put a programmer on it and it would pull a building down! I would put about 25,000-30,000 that thing and run 80 and never miss a beat. UnTIL the dumb thing cracked the head. I would 20 MPG empty no matter were I went.
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I was thinking of a programmer but its just a work truck, I hate to even spend a couple hundred bucks on running boards,lol. I heard the 6.0L had weak cyl. head bolts and would crack when you started adding things to it. I keep hearing about a EGR delete kit but have no idea what it will gain. I can see a chip in order to save fuel and gain some more power.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:37 PM
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I was thinking of a programmer but its just a work truck, I hate to even spend a couple hundred bucks on running boards,lol. I heard the 6.0L had weak cyl. head bolts and would crack when you started adding things to it. I keep hearing about a EGR delete kit but have no idea what it will gain. I can see a chip in order to save fuel and gain some more power.
The head mechanic at my dealership couldn't believe I got rid of it. I just didn't want something else to wrong ifi spent the cash to fix it. But he said if I would have put a EGR delete,a straight pipe, and a stud kit it would have last a long time. Wish I knew that then I would have kept that truck.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:02 PM
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My 2010 F250 with the V10 gets about 10.8 MPG pulling my trailer, loaded with a stump grinder, in town. GVW of trailer with grinder is just a little uner 6,900#.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:19 PM
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2007 6.0L Chevy 2500HD (NBS), 4x4, 3.73, ext cab, short bed...I get 17mpg highway (empty), 12-13mpg city (empty) and about 8-9mpg towing an 18' trailer weighing in at about 6000lbs.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:47 PM
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:26 AM
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07 Dmax...20 hwy..15 around town towing 16' trailer...
Just picked up a '01 chevy 1 ton dump w/6.0...Hope i get better then the OP's 6.6mpg
You can probably expect 9-10 mpg towing. The OP said that his truck is lifted, and I assume that it has bigger tires on it too.
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:36 AM
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:53 AM
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99 F350 5.4 5Speed stick 373gears Dually Flat bed pulling 7x 22ft 18k axles Goose neck hauling 3 DC mowers 10-12 mpg
Hauling Skid loader and 4600ford with turf shaper 6-8 mpg
Hauling nothing 16-18 mpg
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:19 PM
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99 F350 5.4 5Speed stick 373gears Dually Flat bed pulling 7x 22ft 18k axles Goose neck hauling 3 DC mowers 10-12 mpg
Hauling Skid loader and 4600ford with turf shaper 6-8 mpg
Hauling nothing 16-18 mpg
Pushing Snow I dont want to know
That's not to shabby pulling a trailer!
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