Yea it's only a 3.6 liter 305HP with an 8 speed transmission but...

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  1. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator

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    I am getting atleast 24mpg on the highway and I am lovin it

    And it's paid for :)




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  2. 4ramsey

    4ramsey Active Member

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    Jeff if your getting 24 on the hiway you are way ahead of the game. My Suburban 3/4 ton will get 20 on the hiway if i keep it at 61
     
  3. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    Is this one of those displacement engines that drop cylinders after you level out your speed?
     
  4. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay & Broke Pension Fund

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    8 speed Auto trans ? congrats to Dodge they have really stepped up to the plate with MPG !!
     
  5. Lazer

    Lazer lied to again

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    If it's an 8 speed, I'd want a Fuller Road Ranger.
     
  6. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    The trend in the automotive industry, small vehicles up to class 8 trucks is small displacement & more power/torque per cubic inch/liter. Usually this is done by improved turbocharging which includes aftercoolers/intercoolers. If the same power/torque can be squeezed out of a lighter engine it results in improved fuel efficiency.
    While we are on the subject what do all of you think about Ford's aluminum pickup?
     
  7. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    If the Ford is used as a real work truck, I see lots of "wavy" body work...
     
  8. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    might end up being the Edsel of the new generation.

    but in all frankness, since so many people buy trucks and use them as a second car, they won't care the body metal, as long as they look pretty in the parking lot, with thier Harley's on a trailer too.....
     
  9. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Someday You'll Hate Amazon Too.

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    I think that if you live in an area that uses lots of road salt the body will still look pretty good when the frame rots out from under it.
     
  10. FLOUNDER

    FLOUNDER I am LAST

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    mine has 400hp and gets 22mpg and is 4 wheel drive, and yes its paid off


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  11. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    mine get's around 34 mpg's, and i'm STILL paying on it.........

















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  12. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine gets 10 mpg. It is paid for and has a big block 454.

    Guardrail
     
  13. kantgetryte

    kantgetryte Well-Known Member

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    What size engine and what did you have done to it to achive 400 hp?
     
  14. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    if its got the 6.2, iirc, its over 400 hp from the factory. the latest 6.2 is over 420 hp i thought. no band aid turbos or superchargers either, just a very efficient ohv v8.
     
  15. FLOUNDER

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    Yeah it's over 400hp from the factory
     
  16. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    good luck with this. my wife has a 2006 f150, and its the most impossible truck to work on ive ever seen...no room under the hood, and it will only get worse with these fancy turbo v6 engines. think spark plugs on a 5.4 suck? wait till you have to wade into one of these newer fords...

    gee, i wonder if they still coat all their hard lines and hardware with that corrosion ENHANCING covering, as well? just had to replace the trans dipstick tube because it rotted out, what a ***** that was. glad i have an IR air hammer, i end up using that for everything on that crusty ford!!
     
  17. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    this makes me think more and more now about leasing vehicles rather than buying and owning for a long long time.

    sure, "when it's paid for", it should last a long time, but then come the knuckle busting repairs that either we do, or pay someone else to do.

    lease it for 2 to 3 years, turn it in, let someone else buy and bust up thier fingers, hands and backs...

    stay clean, have the warranty, save your blood.
     
  18. 222lifer

    222lifer union thug

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    It's not a truck. (Mine is a 2006 Dodge 2500 Cummins diesel) But this gets really ****ty gas mileage at over 400 HP and turns heads wherever I take her.
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  19. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Wings Over the World!

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    Well Done Jeff!!

    3.6 Litre. http://wardsauto.com/site-files/war...oads/2012/12/web-chrysler-36l-10-be-specs.jpg

    8 speed? Including Reverse?

    Toyota has those pesky 6 speed automatics (7 speed with Reverse) yet power them with those pesky T. Racing D. engines which get far less than 24 mpg highway/city regardless of driving characteristics. Roughly 330 miles per tank as indicated by the dash mounted "you'll be fuel less in....".

    CHEERS!!
     
  20. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Wings Over the World!

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    Is that "over 400hp" AT the Drives or just vehicle sales material?
     

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