fordtrucks97up-digest Saturday, March 7 1998 Volume 01 : Number 019
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1997 And Newer Trucks Digest
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In this issue:
Re: mileage [JDavis1277 ]
rumor of exhaust brake ["Joseph L. Casey" ]
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 10:05:32 EST
Subject: Re: mileage
Mileage is subject to lots of variables. Probably the most important is how
you drive your truck. Next in importance is how heavy your truck is. Of
course how well tuned your engine may be is also important, but for anyone
with a 97 or later truck, engine tune should be well within specs. Folks
driving with a 4.10 rear won't get as many MPG as folks with a 3.55 rear under
most conditions. By all means, try to optimize your MPG. Drive
conservatively and eliminate weight such as caps, bedliners, running boards,
brush guards, mud flaps, extra lights, roll bars, etc. If you have not yet
bought your truck then consider a lower numerical axle ratio and pass on 4WD.
A regular cab with a short bed will probably get more MPG than a super cab
with a long bed. Keep the tailgate on the truck and keep it closed. If
mileage is really a priority, consider a Ranger vs an F-Series or a diesel
($3778 invoice) vs gas. My feeling is that with regular gas selling for less
than $1.00 per gallon I'm not going to worry about it. I'm just going to
drive what I want the way I want and have a great time with my Ford Truck.
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 09:40:39 -0600 (CST)
From: "Joseph L. Casey"
Subject: rumor of exhaust brake
There has been some indication that Ford was going to offer an exhaust brake
for the 1999s about mid-year, which I assume to be this summer or fall. I
will appreciate any new information or rumor that might come forward.
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