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Old 04-26-2011, 01:00 PM
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Default how to get better fuel milage?

I have a 2006 f-350 reg cab dully 4wd 6 speed . Its all stock, what could i do or get for it to get better milage out of it?
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:21 PM
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Drive slower. Exhaust/intake/programmer MIGHT help, but I wouldn't buy those things specifically for that reason. A good 4" turbo back would probably be the first thing I'd buy.

What do you get for mileage now? If it's REAL low, you may have something wrong. These trucks aren't really known for their great mileage.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:08 PM
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I have a stock truck also and I use the max Energy Programer from Hypertech.
It has been a great fuel saver for me, and you also get pulling power as you can tow on all power levels.
Today I towed stock and got 9MPG and shifted to level 3 and was easily towing my 15K RV at 14MPG.
Not bad for a $379 investment that also protect the truck while towing.
I also have the 6 speed and its a great MPG performer and even greater programed up to additional 114HP.

But the scangauge can teach you how to drive the truck economicaly.

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Old 09-09-2011, 08:27 PM
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keep your foot out of it...
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:16 PM
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I increased mine by added an SCT live wire, 4" turbo back exhaust (no kitty) and most of all stay out of it. with just the bolt ons i did I got about 1.5-2 MPG increase. not a lot... but it added up on my 10k lb truck.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:41 AM
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I have a programmer, exaust, and intake and it still ISNT great
13mpg city 16 mpg highway at about 75mph

it could be better in town but i love rollin coal
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:54 PM
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have a 2006 f250 with edge evolution, air intake and exhaust, got 20 mpg on interstate on my last trip, and that was with cruse set on 75.
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Could cut the upper support by where the air filter is located so more air can move around it. They call it the "ZooDad" mod...
http://www.thedieselgarage.com/forum...pictureid=3097

it could only help.... i dont see how it would hurt mileage....
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:51 PM
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is that 20 mpg hand calculated or lie-o-meter?
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is that 20 mpg hand calculated or lie-o-meter?
Dont know but allows for more air to reach the air filter... supposedly it works i wouldnt know. Dont own one. Only wrench em.
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