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F150 Guys!

2005 Ford F150 Lifted
How reliable is this going to be for a daily driver 1 2 3 4 years down the road, and what kind of gas mileage can i expect to get. ASAP Going to look at it in a few hours!
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friend of mine has nearly the same truck but in crew cab and a 4" lift, he gets about 14mpg and drives it right at 100 miles a day during the week. It has like 90k miles on it, and i dont think he has replaced any balljoints or wheel bearings yet.
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You should be good to go. On 35s expect about a 14-15 average. Around town I get 14-15 and highway its 15-18 if I'm really lucky. I have a programmer and exhaust though so that helps a little bit.
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He spelled brake wrong! lol
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So i should jump on it? Hes got over 4k in extras! How long has the guys you've been talking about run there setup?
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I've had my 35s for 5,000 miles.
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Im just concerned with joints and bearings! Think ill be good to 100k miles if im good to it?
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I was just looking at that truck the other day lol. Looks to be an alright price.
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i think you will be fine on bearings and joints
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mine with similar setup. 10-13mpgs sorry.

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Have you done any engine mods? Fuel filter change recently? 10 seems way low unless you just drive it like you stole it. Sexy truck though!!!!
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I get 12-15mpg with my 35's and programmer. The extra 4" of height on that will probably take a little more fuel. You should be good to go for a while regarding bearings/ball joints. I think the more common one is the upper balljoint, but it is an easy fix and should be good for some time.
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Think of this... the Ford Raptor uses the same bearings as our trucks, and comes from the factory with 35" tires. I'm not worried.

I would be more concerned about the leveling kit killing ball joints.
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