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Old 05-03-2011, 09:13 PM
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I have a 2011 f150 with the 5.0 mustang motor and it gets 26 mpg mixed use, and 17 mpg towing a 3000lb trailer. The new full size trucks are way better on fuel.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:16 PM
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I have a 2011 f150 with the 5.0 mustang motor and it gets 26 mpg mixed use, and 17 mpg towing a 3000lb trailer. The new full size trucks are way better on fuel.
Yea but who can afford to buy new anymore ARGH!!
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:18 PM
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I second that!
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:19 PM
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:23 PM
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:35 PM
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Has anyone tried this...http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HYP-30022/ I've been told they can increase your mpg's by 4-6 mpg with gas at 4.00 and going up. I'm thinking about it.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:39 PM
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Has anyone tried this...http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HYP-30022/ I've been told they can increase your mpg's by 4-6 mpg with gas at 4.00 and going up. I'm thinking about it.
Reprogramming your computer, hope you know what your doing.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:54 PM
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I have no clue on how to do it! lol! I was talking to a mechanic last week about them. He was going on and on about gov. regulations placed on trucks and cars. It made sense. I also have a chevy 2500 which kills me in gas. I've spent money on dumber things.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:58 PM
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Some of the newer designs of light duty full size trucks with V6's are rated at 17/23 or 16/22 or thereabouts. Real world you're probably talking 14-15mpg around town with mowers in the back.

The problem with smaller trucks is you either have minimal bed space or you have to spend a good bit to modify that. That adds weight and drag which might negate some mpg advantages. And I've personally found that a smaller v6 or I4 engine working harder doesn't do that much better when loaded down than a 2wd small v8/good v6 full sizer working less hard. Compacts are also built really light and fragile.

V6's vary though. it used to be they put old pig engines in because they were cheap.

A 2wd long bed reg cab is lighter can will give adequate power vs a 4x4 crew cab towing a trailer, so you'll probably find a full size truck more versatile overall. The compact offerings are either overpriced (toyota) or too small to hold much w/o a lot of modifications.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:01 PM
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Has anyone tried this...http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HYP-30022/ I've been told they can increase your mpg's by 4-6 mpg with gas at 4.00 and going up. I'm thinking about it.
From what I've read in mags the reprogramming works far better with diesels than with gas models due to the turbo. Probably not much more than 1mpg would be more like it. I have the same issue, 10mpg with a hd gas truck.
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