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Old February 12th, 2013, 03:34 PM   #221
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It's helarious that the Ford Egoboost is the new "super-uber-mileage king" in some people's eyes. Very similar to the dipshit claims from diesel pick-up owners a few years ago.

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Old February 12th, 2013, 03:39 PM   #222
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Who cares about mileage, put a tune on one and crank up the boost, lots of hp

funny seeing flex's beat camaro's in 1/4 mile
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Old February 12th, 2013, 03:56 PM   #223
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Who cares about mileage, put a tune on one and crank up the boost, lots of hp

funny seeing flex's beat camaro's in 1/4 mile
x2.... My 2012 Ram gets shit gas mileage... But then I beat on it every change I get....
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Old February 12th, 2013, 04:03 PM   #224
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my 04 silverado gets 11mpg going upnorth, shit, think something is wrong with it, yes it has 33" tires

my 11 charger RT 5.7L gets mid 20 mpg's very happy with it
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Heres one why do tires with less sidewall cost more? (17" vs 20")
because they can, duh!
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Old February 12th, 2013, 04:14 PM   #226
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It's helarious that the Ford Egoboost is the new "super-uber-mileage king" in some people's eyes. Very similar to the dipshit claims from diesel pick-up owners a few years ago.

In my opinion it's that way because of Ford's marketing, they brag up the mileage in all their commercials right now, I guess all the manufactures are doing this since gas prices are high, but i feel like ford is really focusing on using that for their marketing campaign, maybe the ecoboosters are trying to justify something?
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my 04 silverado gets 11mpg going upnorth, shit, think something is wrong with it, yes it has 33" tires

my 11 charger RT 5.7L gets mid 20 mpg's very happy with it
Got just shy of 15 in my 02 with the 5.3 and with 285/75/16 (close to 33s) so with this based off my odometer, it was actually higher than that. If you have a 6.0 thats about right, i gave up checking my 6.0s mileage, got below 10 too often. I just fill the 35gallon tank and try not to think about it.
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I have a 12' F-150 xlt quad cab 4x4 with an ecoboost. i still love it, since the tuner and with the colder weather (letting it sit idle) fuel economy has dipped quite a bit, normal driving around town and to and from work on 96 ive been averaging 15.4 according to the dummy gauge at my best if i was super concious of my bad habits and drove 70 on the e-way and pussy footed it from lights i averaged 20.7 to 21mpg. Towing mpg's suck. with my cherokee on my trailer (1850lbs) i get 10 to 13 depending on my foot.
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I have a 12' F-150 xlt quad cab 4x4 with an ecoboost. i still love it, since the tuner and with the colder weather (letting it sit idle) fuel economy has dipped quite a bit, normal driving around town and to and from work on 96 ive been averaging 15.4 according to the dummy gauge at my best if i was super concious of my bad habits and drove 70 on the e-way and pussy footed it from lights i averaged 20.7 to 21mpg. Towing mpg's suck. with my cherokee on my trailer (1850lbs) i get 10 to 13 depending on my foot.
that's a lot closer to what I would expect based on the advertised numbers.
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8 mpg with this setup....24x8.5, roughly 8k lbs loaded up. I could improve it quite a bit by keeping the speed around 60 mph, but I usually end up doing a little over 70.

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I think about everything gets bad mpg towing especially if wind resistance is involved. I also think the diesel guys like to brag up their highway mileage a bit much without telling the whole story. I had a 97 Dodge 3500 dually 4wd diesel auto with 3:55 gears that would get 20 mpg highway empty but as low as 8 mpg towing. I got about 13 mpg local driving. I had a 95 F350 dually 2wd 7.3 Powerstroke auto w/ 4:10 gears that got 12 mpg local/mixed highway, no towing.
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that's a lot closer to what I would expect based on the advertised numbers.
That seems exceptionally good, which is what I would expect with all the hype.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 11:17 PM   #233
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I just had a long boring drive back from K-Zoo, so I decided to do a little messing around with different speeds to see how much difference it made with MPG. My truck is a 2011 crew cab ecoboost f150 4x4 with 305/50/20 nitto terra grapplers with 4.10 gears.


For all the different speeds, I set the cruise control, hit the mpg reset and drove for 25 minutes without touching the gas or brake. Luckily, there was little to no traffic on 94, so I was able to keep it consistent.

65 mph- 19.8 mpg
70 mph- 17.6 mpg
75 mph- 15.8 mpg
80 mph- 14.1 mpg


Now this obviously isn't perfect due to hills, wind, turns, etc...but it gives a decent representation since I was heading in the same general direction, and I-94 is fairly flat between K-zoo and Ann Arbor.


For the first 10-15 minutes after I hit the reset button for each speed, the mpg's would jump around a lot depending on the road conditions...but it eventually stabilized. After 25 minutes, I wasn't seeing any more changes...so I would switch up the speed and start over.

I never paid much attention to the MPG, but after seeing how much difference a few mph makes, I may have to slow down a bit...I usually drive 75-80, but with that drastic of a drop in economy, I may have to cutit back to 65-70. It makes sense though, the small displacement turbo engine needs to make quite a bit of boost to keep the speeds that high, especially with my heavy tires with a lot of rolling resistance and aerodynamics of a brick....so it drinks the fuel down fast.



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my 04 silverado gets 11mpg going upnorth, shit, think something is wrong with it, yes it has 33" tires

my 11 charger RT 5.7L gets mid 20 mpg's very happy with it
What are you doing with your silverado? My 05 5.3 with 33's gets 17 from cedar rapids ia to Kzoo. I get closer to 19 when I go north and slow down for the UP.
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I just had a long boring drive back from K-Zoo, so I decided to do a little messing around with different speeds to see how much difference it made with MPG. My truck is a 2011 crew cab ecoboost f150 4x4 with 305/50/20 nitto terra grapplers with 4.10 gears.


For all the different speeds, I set the cruise control, hit the mpg reset and drove for 25 minutes without touching the gas or brake. Luckily, there was little to no traffic on 94, so I was able to keep it consistent.

65 mph- 19.8 mpg
70 mph- 17.6 mpg
75 mph- 15.8 mpg
80 mph- 14.1 mpg


Now this obviously isn't perfect due to hills, wind, turns, etc...but it gives a decent representation since I was heading in the same general direction, and I-94 is fairly flat between K-zoo and Ann Arbor.


For the first 10-15 minutes after I hit the reset button for each speed, the mpg's would jump around a lot depending on the road conditions...but it eventually stabilized. After 25 minutes, I wasn't seeing any more changes...so I would switch up the speed and start over.

I never paid much attention to the MPG, but after seeing how much difference a few mph makes, I may have to slow down a bit...I usually drive 75-80, but with that drastic of a drop in economy, I may have to cutit back to 65-70. It makes sense though, the small displacement turbo engine needs to make quite a bit of boost to keep the speeds that high, especially with my heavy tires with a lot of rolling resistance and aerodynamics of a brick....so it drinks the fuel down fast.



/useless information that kept me amused on my 2.5 hour drive.
Not surprised by this at all. On average (for most cars) you lose a certain percentage of your mileage of every mph over "X".

Anyway, my all time best mileage numbers have always been in Ohio where I am afraid to speed from Findley through Columbus, Athens, Logan, to WV. The speed limit on the freeway/rural two laner changes constantly from 55-65 and does meander through a few areas/towns at 45.

I do my best to stick to 70-75 mph, seems to be the best balance between time and mileage. 65 is damn hard to stick to.
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Anyone seeing a huge mpg increase after changing the air filter? I have never been real pleased with my mileage so far, but seeing 2-3mpg above "normal" similar conditions after putting in a cheapo Fram filter from Wallyworld.

Original had 15K on it and wasn't that bad, so I thought
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Anyone seeing a huge mpg increase after changing the air filter? I have never been real pleased with my mileage so far, but seeing 2-3mpg above "normal" similar conditions after putting in a cheapo Fram filter from Wallyworld.

Original had 15K on it and wasn't that bad, so I thought
Hmm...I may have to go pick one of those up. I had my oil changed a little while back, and the tech noticed that a squirrel decided to make a nest inside of my intake canister, and did a nice job chewing up my filter during its construction.

I planned on throwing an AFE intake on the truck, but I may just do a cheap replacement for now.
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I saw a .5 increase on my 2010 f150 with a cold air intake. 2 to 3 seems high for a truck.
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I just had a long boring drive back from K-Zoo, so I decided to do a little messing around with different speeds to see how much difference it made with MPG. My truck is a 2011 crew cab ecoboost f150 4x4 with 305/50/20 nitto terra grapplers with 4.10 gears.


For all the different speeds, I set the cruise control, hit the mpg reset and drove for 25 minutes without touching the gas or brake. Luckily, there was little to no traffic on 94, so I was able to keep it consistent.

65 mph- 19.8 mpg
70 mph- 17.6 mpg
75 mph- 15.8 mpg
80 mph- 14.1 mpg


Now this obviously isn't perfect due to hills, wind, turns, etc...but it gives a decent representation since I was heading in the same general direction, and I-94 is fairly flat between K-zoo and Ann Arbor.


For the first 10-15 minutes after I hit the reset button for each speed, the mpg's would jump around a lot depending on the road conditions...but it eventually stabilized. After 25 minutes, I wasn't seeing any more changes...so I would switch up the speed and start over.

I never paid much attention to the MPG, but after seeing how much difference a few mph makes, I may have to slow down a bit...I usually drive 75-80, but with that drastic of a drop in economy, I may have to cutit back to 65-70. It makes sense though, the small displacement turbo engine needs to make quite a bit of boost to keep the speeds that high, especially with my heavy tires with a lot of rolling resistance and aerodynamics of a brick....so it drinks the fuel down fast.



/useless information that kept me amused on my 2.5 hour drive.


Those MPG readouts are rarely ever accurate . If they were then according to mine in my 06 Chevy with a duramax Iam getting 26 mpg at 55 mph. and we all know that isn't true !!!
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Those MPG readouts are rarely ever accurate . If they were then according to mine in my 06 Chevy with a duramax Iam getting 26 mpg at 55 mph. and we all know that isn't true !!!
My dash on my duramax is never more than 1 mpg off. Normally it is within .5 mpg. I reset the "fuel used" display after I fill up and it is about .25 gallons accurate to the pump. I track my fuel economy rigorously with an app on my phone and the truck is pretty damn good!
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