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part time deli job + 8 MPG + dumb purchase by me = need new solution

and for the mufflers im not looking for overall sound, i really want something that will make it perform better even a cat back system im not basin this off overall sound quality
Did you ever think of changing the gears out on that F150 kid? Your truck comes stock with a 2.55 i think, and as you know you are getting bad mileage. My friend used to have a 97 F350 with a 6" lift and 35"s and put 4:88's in i think and gas mileage improved a little bit. Also the truck got back power it was missing from lift and bigger tires. He had the 5.8 in his 350.

So you say it was a dumb purchase, what did you expect the mileage would be before buying it? Stepping up from a V6 to a V8 is a new ball game when it comes to trips to the gas stations for fill ups. Like I said, those 90's 1/2 tons and up were all pigs on fuel and lagged in horse power too! When I got 05 2500, I knew how bad the mileage would be, but the horse power and torque it puts out is worth every gallon of gas to me.
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Whoa whoa whoa...so let me get this straight...

Is the F150 paid off? Is it reliable? Who cares if it gets 8mpg...you can drive all over the place and still spend less money on gas compared to what a car payment on a new Ranger would be. Plus that Fiddy is sick as hell. The only way it could get better is if it had a 7.3 in it.

You make 8 dollars an hour working part time. Finding a vehicle that requires payments is the last thing i'd be doing in that situation. I'm going to assume you are younger...16-18 years old? Living at home I am sure. Maybe about to go to college? What happens when you can't afford to make a car payment (and it will happen...especially in college. Other expenses come up that you can't predict). Either mom and dad or someone covers it or your credit score will be **** from the get go. If you're broke with a paid off truck, at least you don't have to worry about making that monthly payment...and let me tell ya that payment comes quick. You think "oh i've got a whole month to take care of it and save up enough money." All I have to say is it goes fast.

Now, I don't know your situation. You know it better then I do. But if it were me, regardless of the situation, I would stick with the F150. Its a badass truck man...thats paid off...and already has some sick mods.
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i have flowmaster 10 series (straight through muffler) 2.5 piping dumped, it sounds awesome and felt like it picked up a few ponies up top
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Did you ever think of changing the gears out on that F150 kid? Your truck comes stock with a 2.55 i think, and as you know you are getting bad mileage. My friend used to have a 97 F350 with a 6" lift and 35"s and put 4:88's in i think and gas mileage improved a little bit. Also the truck got back power it was missing from lift and bigger tires. He had the 5.8 in his 350.

So you say it was a dumb purchase, what did you expect the mileage would be before buying it? Stepping up from a V6 to a V8 is a new ball game when it comes to trips to the gas stations for fill ups. Like I said, those 90's 1/2 tons and up were all pigs on fuel and lagged in horse power too! When I got 05 2500, I knew how bad the mileage would be, but the horse power and torque it puts out is worth every gallon of gas to me.
i don't fully agree with you.. i had an 87ish f-150, with the 5L EFI in it, 2wd, 255 000km on the clock, and i pulled about 15mpg city out of it... which is compairable to my ranger, which averaged 16.6 over 1300miles...

my 89 f-150 4x4, with the 460 in it, was running about 12mpg city (also ran 12mpg hiway, 12mpg fully loaded, 12 mpg empty, 12mpg uphill, 12mpg downhill, 12 mpg with a tailwind... you see what i'm gettign at)
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I find 4.0L and great fuel economy to not be very compatible. Proper/good tire pressure made the most noticable gains for me . . . and it cost me nothing.
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I consistently get 16-17 MPG in the city. Pretty good if you ask me.
i agree, i mix my driving city/freeway. my sticker says i'm supposed to get 14.4L/100kms in the city and 10.9L/100kms on the highway. for the last two years (i have a spreadsheet with data) i've averaged 12.9L/100kms. i'm not sure what that is in miles, but i get 475-530kms out of a tank of fuel. sometimes a little more. sometimes a little less.

i'm happy with that. you kno your driving habits better then me, but i keep off the skinny and i can tell when i use it more often if my milage is low.
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i agree, i mix my driving city/freeway. my sticker says i'm supposed to get 14.4L/100kms in the city and 10.9L/100kms on the highway. for the last two years (i have a spreadsheet with data) i've averaged 12.9L/100kms. i'm not sure what that is in miles, but i get 475-530kms out of a tank of fuel. sometimes a little more. sometimes a little less.

i'm happy with that. you kno your driving habits better then me, but i keep off the skinny and i can tell when i use it more often if my milage is low.
1.6km in a mile, 4 liters in a gallon (roughly)

so take 100km, divide it by 1.6, this will give you your miles, and 12.9L divide by 4, this will give you your gallons, it will be somewhere around 75 and 3.2 or 75/3.2 75miles per(/) 3.2 L you then divide the numerator by the denominator 75 divided by 3.2, will give you roughly 18mpg... i didn't use a calculator, or do this on paper, these are rough figures, my math is going to be way out... but that is the foruma you use essentially

"x/1.6=M y/4=G" : m/g=mpg "x=kilometers and y=liters" for people who don't know a lot about math, read the slashes as division symbols
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i don't fully agree with you.. i had an 87ish f-150, with the 5L EFI in it, 2wd, 255 000km on the clock, and i pulled about 15mpg city out of it... which is compairable to my ranger, which averaged 16.6 over 1300miles...

my 89 f-150 4x4, with the 460 in it, was running about 12mpg city (also ran 12mpg hiway, 12mpg fully loaded, 12 mpg empty, 12mpg uphill, 12mpg downhill, 12 mpg with a tailwind... you see what i'm gettign at)
When you put a lift on a truck, slap on some bigger rubber, your engine willl work harder, thus require more fuel to do so. It could easily be modded to get back his lost mileage if he's willing to dump money into it. Will deeper gears in his situation, he will be balancing the truck out with the bugger rubber. His truck stock should be seeing 12-15 mpg with a 5.0.
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Whoa whoa whoa...so let me get this straight...

Is the F150 paid off? Is it reliable? Who cares if it gets 8mpg...you can drive all over the place and still spend less money on gas compared to what a car payment on a new Ranger would be. Plus that Fiddy is sick as hell. The only way it could get better is if it had a 7.3 in it.

You make 8 dollars an hour working part time. Finding a vehicle that requires payments is the last thing i'd be doing in that situation. I'm going to assume you are younger...16-18 years old? Living at home I am sure. Maybe about to go to college? What happens when you can't afford to make a car payment (and it will happen...especially in college. Other expenses come up that you can't predict). Either mom and dad or someone covers it or your credit score will be **** from the get go. If you're broke with a paid off truck, at least you don't have to worry about making that monthly payment...and let me tell ya that payment comes quick. You think "oh i've got a whole month to take care of it and save up enough money." All I have to say is it goes fast.

Now, I don't know your situation. You know it better then I do. But if it were me, regardless of the situation, I would stick with the F150. Its a badass truck man...thats paid off...and already has some sick mods.
100% Agreed.
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ok everyone listen closely :)

I plan on selling the f-1 for $5000 and i already have $3000 in the bank and plan on spending roughly $6000-$7000 paying with cash on a newer truck i want an 01-03. And yes going to college in a few months cause im a senor now, BUT i am commuting to college most likely everyday of the week which is probably around 25-30 miles on the freeway, this is why i need a truck with no problems no leaks and fills up at any gas station i want, i ask for more performance because i know i wont get the ****ty milage i get with this truck i have now and after 2 years of college hopefully start to do what i want with the truck. and i hopefully plan to be working on the books come march or april, cause i get cash at the deli.

thats all
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ok everyone listen closely :)

I plan on selling the f-1 for $5000 and i already have $3000 in the bank and plan on spending roughly $6000-$7000 paying with cash on a newer truck i want an 01-03. And yes going to college in a few months cause im a senor now, BUT i am commuting to college most likely everyday of the week which is probably around 25-30 miles on the freeway, this is why i need a truck with no problems no leaks and fills up at any gas station i want, i ask for more performance because i know i wont get the ****ty milage i get with this truck i have now and after 2 years of college hopefully start to do what i want with the truck. and i hopefully plan to be working on the books come march or april, cause i get cash at the deli.

thats all
Better get a 4banger 2wd then...
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$5000 ?? Good luck. Didn't you pay $4000 for it recently? Where are you coming up with $5000? Vehicles depreciate not appreciate.
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no i did not spend 4000 on it and i dont have to tell people what i payed for it.
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$5000 ?? Good luck. Didn't you pay $4000 for it recently? Where are you coming up with $5000? Vehicles depreciate not appreciate.
you have never bought a vehicle for below market value?

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no i did not spend 4000 on it and i dont have to tell people what i payed for it.
woah, what's with the attitude?
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well, some scum bags have been postin **** on craigslist about my truck and its a scam and rip off and it really pissed me off and the person said i bought it for $4000 on there so it raised suspiction
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My mistake, $4500 according to you. I knew it was $4k something. You said it is leaking fluids, probably the oil pan is on it's way out, very common on those gen trucks however it is 15 years old. No one will pay $5k for it, you probably won't even get what you paid for it.


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well i fixed most of them, the transpan leaks slightly im replacing the gasket and getting the trans servised soon
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