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my dad is looking at a 2003 f-450 6.0 auto CC 4X4, He is going to be putting a flatbed on it. he can get it for $23000. it has 60k miles. whats gears do they usually have? he run 2500rpm at 65mph. he doesn't want to get less than 10mpg. what MPG are other people with an F-450 getting. Is there anyway you can get a 2speed splitter for the rear so that he can get a lower rpm and better mpg??
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I have a 4.88 in mine, I think that's what most came with. I get 11-14 mpg depending on how I drive empty. Loaded I get around 8-10mpg, and have gotten as low as 7.
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Look at his avatar...and you'll see 2 more MPG going up in smoke.
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I have a 4.88 in mine, I think that's what most came with. I get 11-14 mpg depending on how I drive empty. Loaded I get around 8-10mpg, and have gotten as low as 7.
You get 14mpg sometimes? Thats pretty damn good with a 550.
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4.30 is also available.
Get me the VIN# and I can pull an OASIS Report. It should have the rear axle code on it.

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ok i will have the VIN tomorrow thanks

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If he can get 4.30 I would really try. at that speed and rpm those are 4.88. If he has money get a US gear 2 speed

I get 11mpg and 9 towing at 24,000 gcw

I am thinking of switching to 4.30 gears not for mileage but for more speed

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When I am getting 14, I am rolling along back roads, takin it ez I can run 90 mph easy, but I'm suckin some fuel down.
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The Vin # 1fdxw47p83ec37538

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The Vin # 1fdxw47p83ec37538
here ya go:

OASIS RESULT:
1FDXW47P83EC37538
THIS TRUCK HAS BEEN TO THE DEALER 10 TIMES MOSTLY FOR INJECTOR PROBLEMS.


VEHICLE DESCRIPTION 2003 F-SERIES
BODY STYLE F-450 CC CHASIS 4X4
ENGINE 6.0L DIESEL DI V8
TRANSMISSION N/A
AXLE CODE G8 =(4.88LS)

GENERAL WARRANTY INFORMATION
WARRANTY START DATE 04/25/2003
BUILD DATE 03/10/2003

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