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Old 06-14-2012, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Average MPG for a 2006 F250 6.0????

Have a question guys. I just recently bought my first F250 with the 6.0 and have noticed the mpg to be getting worse. I only average about 9.5mpg on the interstate and probably 8-8.5 in town. It does have a 8" Rize Industry Suspection Lift, 38x15.50x20 Nitto Mud Grapplers, K&N Air Filter System and a 6" exhaust to 8" tip. The truck does not have a chip nor has it been reprogrammed or new gears. Is this common MPG with these or is there something I can do to increase the MPG?
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Drop the lift and tires.....38"x15.5" are not helping you at all.
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I get 13 mpg always towing with a bad injector. Returning to stock with hwy tires will get you up to 15-17 mpg
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i have an late 06 motor but truck is 07, i get 18-20 on highway and 12-15 in town depending on how much smoke i blow. but either way never under 11
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My 05 6.0 is pretty much stock other than the turbo, I tote a 3-400 lb. job box in the back always and I currently get 18 hwy 16.5 city, I have noticed a slight drop ever since I changed from Goodyear wrangler's (street or road tire) to Goodyear duratrac (slightly more aggressive all terrain) I've also noticed the heavier my right foot is, the better the mpg's get
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Have a question guys. I just recently bought my first F250 with the 6.0 and have noticed the mpg to be getting worse. I only average about 9.5mpg on the interstate and probably 8-8.5 in town. It does have a 8" Rize Industry Suspection Lift, 38x15.50x20 Nitto Mud Grapplers, K&N Air Filter System and a 6" exhaust to 8" tip. The truck does not have a chip nor has it been reprogrammed or new gears. Is this common MPG with these or is there something I can do to increase the MPG?




How fast are you running down the highway? These trucks don't like anything over 70mph!! If I keep my foot out of it and run 68-70mph going from Pensacola to Lakeland fla, I can average 17-18!! I've seen trucks with 35 on it getting 15-16 even a 17 once in a while!! I bet your truck looks great tho, love these trucks when there lifted! My next set of tires will be 35, if I loose 1-2mpg it's all good don't care!! I didnt buy a Honda lol!!!
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Have a question guys. I just recently bought my first F250 with the 6.0 and have noticed the mpg to be getting worse. I only average about 9.5mpg on the interstate and probably 8-8.5 in town. It does have a 8" Rize Industry Suspection Lift, 38x15.50x20 Nitto Mud Grapplers, K&N Air Filter System and a 6" exhaust to 8" tip. The truck does not have a chip nor has it been reprogrammed or new gears. Is this common MPG with these or is there something I can do to increase the MPG?
If the truck has 38 inch tires and the speedometer hasnt been re-calibrated, then the odometer thinks you are traveling less miles than you are actually accruing.
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mpg?

I get 12 mpg in town. I have kept record of every drop of fuel that has been put in since I bought it new and have specified what kind of driving I was doing: Town, hwy or towing the trailer. 84k now, on '03 6.0

Town" 12
Highway 15 to 19
Towing 10 to 14 depending on terrain, elevation, etc.

Every truck is different, obviously. I have found many people to say they get "X"mpg, but nothing really to back it up. This is legit and documented.

BTW, truck is all stock....Sure wish you could still buy the tires that came with the truck stock. I got 65k on those and when I went to BFG all terrains, my truck wandered all over and I am guessing another 15k and I will be replacing them.

Hope it helps.
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Im getting 18-19 mpg with BFG AT 35's, cruise set at 70mph. My truck is not lifted, only the leveling kit up front.
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I get 12 mpg in town. I have kept record of every drop of fuel that has been put in since I bought it new and have specified what kind of driving I was doing: Town, hwy or towing the trailer. 84k now, on '03 6.0

Town" 12
Highway 15 to 19
Towing 10 to 14 depending on terrain, elevation, etc.
I get right about the same - Im one tire size bigger on a stock truck
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Im getting 18-19 mpg with BFG AT 35's, cruise set at 70mph. My truck is not lifted, only the leveling kit up front.


Do they rub? I was thinking about 35 on mine,and mines not lifted to! But I do have an aftermarket front bumper, I was also looking at 315/70 17R! Just trying to make sure they will fit!
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on '03 6.0

Town" 12
Highway 15 to 19
Towing 10 to 14 depending on terrain, elevation, etc.

+1 on this. the liometer up top takes an average from the time it is reset till you re set it again. It doesn't work like say an 01' durango which will tell you your mpg's based on the way you are driving at the moment. If you get on the highway set the cruise at 65 and hold the two buttons down on the overhead for a few, less than 5 sec to reset it, drive it for at least a half hour and it will tell you roughly what mpg's your getting on your current driving conditions.
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Do they rub? I was thinking about 35 on mine,and mines not lifted to! But I do have an aftermarket front bumper, I was also looking at 315/70 17R! Just trying to make sure they will fit!
If you have an F250 they will rub hard, mine is a F350 and sits higher from the factory. They only rub when I am turning sharp and hit a bump. They would not rub if I had stayed with the stock wheel offset and width, my new wheels are a bit wider and the only reason they rub at times. I ordered my truck with the factory 20's and they came with 34.4' tires so going up to 35's was not a big step up. I got tired of the harsh ride of the 20's so I went down to 17's and up to 35's. This is how it sits now.
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If you have an F250 they will rub hard, mine is a F350 and sits higher from the factory. They only rub when I am turning sharp and hit a bump. They would not rub if I had stayed with the stock wheel offset and width, my new wheels are a bit wider and the only reason they rub at times. I ordered my truck with the factory 20's and they came with 34.4' tires so going up to 35's was not a big step up. I got tired of the harsh ride of the 20's so I went down to 17's and up to 35's. This is how it sits now.



Looks sharp!!!!
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