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Old 11-11-2009, 11:13 PM
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Only time I break into double digits with my dodge 360 is on the highway babying it at 60mph lol.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:15 PM
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Only time I break into double digits with my dodge 360 is on teh highway babying it at 60mph lol.
Yea, i can get 21-22-23 all day long on the highway with my diesel, but with the 6.0, forget it lol
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:18 PM
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Yea lol. Hopefully this spring I can sell my truck and get into an 05 f250 6.0 powerstroke from a friend. But time will tell as always lol. I love my truck I just have always been a ford guy and I have A HUGE diesel itch that needs scratching lol.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:29 AM
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New ride looks good man.
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:44 AM
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Its about time you got a 2500! lol Truck looks nice but a few words of advice. Buy a drop hitch for your trailer. Also, look into selling that blue truck in the future. It WILL cost you in a few years. I used the hell out of my 1500 when i first started out like you did, and am now paying for it. I pretty much replaced everything except the engine in it. Just trying to save you the hastle i had. The 6.0 is a great engine but a PIG on gas. Dont expect what you got in the blue truck to get in the white one lol You're looking at 9mpg tops lol
Throw 33s, flowmasters and a heavy foot on a 6.0 and you'll see even worse gas mileage.

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Old 11-12-2009, 06:59 AM
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Throw 33s, flowmasters and a heavy foot on a 6.0 and you'll see even worse gas mileage.

I speak from experience.
The exhaust should open it up enough to make a negligible positive difference, however, the 33's are what killed it. And my 5.7 isn't any better, believe me.
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:02 PM
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The exhaust should open it up enough to make a negligible positive difference, however, the 33's are what killed it. And my 5.7 isn't any better, believe me.
my 5.7 gets an average of 14 mpg which is alot better then the 9 from the 6.0
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:25 PM
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my 5.7 gets an average of 14 mpg which is alot better then the 9 from the 6.0
What do you have the 5.7 in? Mine's a '95 K2500 extended cab/long bed with the 4.10:1 gears.
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:34 PM
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My 5.7 gets 16.4mpg on the highway going down to school and back. Then if I pull the pop up camper it goes down to 14, then pulling my camper down the highway it drops to about 9mpg
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:46 PM
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Nice thing about the 4.10's is that the mgp is pretty constant, albeit poor. But it's a truck, so I'm not complaining.
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