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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-19-2007, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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new 08 / what mpg

Just got the 08 3 weeks ago F-350 4 door, 4x4, king ranch.. what milage can we expect after break in 1300 miles right now. Thanks in advance
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Most likely about 15-17 if it's a short bed SRW. That seems about the average from what I've been reading on several forums. My 08' 350 CC DRW gets 17, but I've got the 6-speed and don't live within 30 miles of a stop sign.
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it really depends on your foot......... I can get between 17-21 if I'm easy on the twins but I will tell you I only got 8-10 pulling at 2 foot trailer to S.C.
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I average 7.5 to 8.5 in the city with 7,400mi. on the ODO. 14 tops on the highway. Hand averaged BTW.

So bad my 50mi. till empty light comes on @ a 1/4 tank left.

Can only get 225-250 miles on a tank...city driving. (small town BTW no traffic jams)

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edit add: I have 3.73 gears
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Got A 08 Long Bed King Ranch
-w-4''lift 20'' Tires & Wheels
50 Gall. Transfer Tank
Little Over 9k On The Milage
Milage In The 12.5 Range
Thats A 75 Mph Average I Do Alot Of Hwy Driving.
Waiting On A Tuner & Exhaust

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That sucks!!!!!!!!!!! traded in a 04 dodge w/ 22 mpg on the highway and 18 toeing the race truck and 24 ft inclosed....................:shrug: will cutting off the cat and muff. help anything.
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Heard from 6.4Kid that doing a turbo back strait pipe will improve you mileage by 2-3 mpg. I'm planning on doing it when a set-up comes out thats tested and proven.

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Dozer Fan..maybe try and get it out on the highway and run it out a bit and see if that helps...It may not improve the city mileage much, but its good to run it out every once in a while.

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Dozer Fan..maybe try and get it out on the highway and run it out a bit and see if that helps...It may not improve the city mileage much, but its good to run it out every once in a while.

I run it on the highway everyday. My combined average is usually 9-10. I usually put approx. 40-55K a year on my trucks so they do get their legs streched, plus I haul a 12K trailer about once a month. Just sucks cause my 05' got 12-14 in the city and most of the time 17 on the highway (on the Edge Juice) WITH a 6" lift and 37s. :shrug:
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I was at the stealership yesterday and the salesman told me until you get some miles on it they are seeing no better than 9-10 mpg. They had complaints from 12 of the 15 folks that bought one last month, lol. Must be bad when a salesman tells you mileage sucks.
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