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HAD the full size truck bug!

I wanted a new full size p/u, so I thought....I was looking at Super Duty Fords......Namely a V-10 F-350 Supercab.....I was on a road trip with a friend today, that has a Chevy 2500 w/ a 6.0 liter gasser. He has the instant and average MPG on it.....I watched it fluctuate from 10.9 - 12.2 on the highway! EMPTY! And he is no lead foot. No comparison to my 18 MPG on the gas!!!!!! I'll keep my ranger!
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ya really
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haha good!
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my grandpa chevelle 454 gets about that
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my grandpa chevelle 454 gets about that

mmmmm 454...
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i get 13 mpg...ugh
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I took a road trip in a f250 SC v10. It averaged 14 - 16 for the 3000 + mile trip.


FWIW, the diesel fords get slightly better mpgs, even better with a chip/tune. I have seen a excursion get 24 n the highway.
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I took a road trip in a f250 SC v10. It averaged 14 - 16 for the 3000 + mile trip.


FWIW, the diesel fords get slightly better mpgs, even better with a chip/tune. I have seen a excursion get 24 n the highway.

Yeah...if you looking at getting a fullsize...Diesel is the way to go...I am actually surprised by th V10..thought they would be worse than that
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My grandpa has an 03 2500 HD chevy that i drove to WV because i thought it would get better gas milage than my truck, and WOW i get 14mpg, and his truck got like 13......

It was a BLAST to drive....too many buttons for me, but it was a very nice truck, i could see myself buying one

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im getting 17 to 18 mpg empty highway, non chipped with 37s, (and yes my speedo is corrected for the tire size) i also have a diesel, why would you get a gasser in a full size truck where it has the option of a diesel?

bowties stink ... lol
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If your getting a full size truck and are worried about mpg, get a diesel. I've got a dually diesel that gets 20mpg and a gasser chevy srw that gets 12-15mpg. The diesel gets almost double the fuel economy and its a much bigger truck.

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My buddys hemi with 35'' tires no lift, exhaust and intake gets 10mpg (and yes his comp is adjusted to account for the tire sizes!)
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im getting 17 to 18 mpg empty highway, non chipped with 37s, (and yes my speedo is corrected for the tire size) i also have a diesel, why would you get a gasser in a full size truck where it has the option of a diesel?

bowties stink ... lol
The problem was I am a Ford guy, and the PSD seems to run a 30% ratio of lemons, and I wasn't wanting to gamble....My wife got a 2006 Explorer with a 4.0 SOHC that is a good bit roomier than my truck and gets the same mileage. I trailer everything anyway to save wear and tear on my bed, so an Explorer may be good for me.
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we had a chevy 2500hd gasser at work n i think it was averagin bout 11 mpg....i went n gassed it up.....it was on a quarter of a tank n took almost 50 bucks to fill it up lol
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V-10 is a HORRIBLE motor!!! bad MPG not enough HP... diesel is the only way
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Lovin my 7.3L PSD F-250 hehe. 18-20mpg dependin on my right foot.
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get the 6 gun programmer turbo back exhaust and new intake and you will see that MPG raise too
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get the 6 gun programmer turbo back exhaust and new intake and you will see that MPG raise too
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im gettin my exhaust and dyno tuned here pretty soon, cant wait for the raise in the mpg + the power woo hoo
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I just got a dfuser 18K power module for x-mas and also have a 5" exhaust still waitin to be put on. I think i'm going with a DP tuner though with Jodi's custom tunes to it.
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My girlfrineds stepdad has a 99 350 V10 Stock with a KN in it. Pulling a 24 ft VNose trailer her averages 8-9 MPG on a 225 mile round trip half of it lighty loaded. Really sucks.

He took it on a trip to Boston one time from Columbus GA and I think he averaged 12-14 MPG.
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My dad got 19-22 MPG on the freeway with his 05 Harley 6.0 f-250 before the lift and tires. Now its somewhere around 17-18.
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Took a road trip this past summer with my Ranger and I got 25 mpg, a buddy following with a 3/4 ton '03 Suburban with the 8.1L engine got 15 on average. I thought that was pretty good for a full size big block truck. If the run was all highway I suppose he would have gotten a bit more out of it, he claims it's gotten as high as 18 mph before.
The Ford 10 cyl gas is pretty hard on fuel but makes a ton of torque. I rented an E350 motorhome with one in it a few years ago and was shocked at how well it would get up and go. If you really want milage, combined with gobs of torque the right answer is to buy a diesel.
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Took a road trip this past summer with my Ranger and I got 25 mpg, a buddy following with a 3/4 ton '03 Suburban with the 8.1L engine got 15 on average. I thought that was pretty good for a full size big block truck. If the run was all highway I suppose he would have gotten a bit more out of it, he claims it's gotten as high as 18 mph before.
The Ford 10 cyl gas is pretty hard on fuel but makes a ton of torque. I rented an E350 motorhome with one in it a few years ago and was shocked at how well it would get up and go. If you really want milage, combined with gobs of torque the right answer is to buy a diesel.
thing is the deisel gets tons more TQ and gets far better mpg.. so why in hell would anyone want a gasser v-10.. thats just stupid thinking, plus the deisel has a turbo.. and turbo whine is like berry white to sex...
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Besides the power benefits, I actually like the smell of a diesel better too. I only wish they offered a real diesel in the Ranger here. I'd like to see a good, strong inline 4 cyl turbo diesel in a Ranger. It would make one hell of a tow vehicle compared to what we have now. The problem is I sort of figure they'll drop the whole truck before they design a new engine for it. Ford's more likely to try to pass off some import or Mazda half-breed as a replacement. Look at what they sell as a Ranger elsewhere, while it's got a diesel, it looks to be a Mazda rebadge, like the old Courier was years ago.
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Joe where have you been.. a ranger is a mazda lol..
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