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Old 10-06-2004, 10:21 PM
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5.4 triton performance and gas mileage?

how does the new triton moter perform in the super duty trucks? is it powerful enough to power the truck and tow a bass boat? also what kind of fuel mileage have you noticed out of your 5.4 super duty?
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Old 10-06-2004, 10:39 PM
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I have a 5.4 Regular cab and the power is ok. If you dont mind a couple of miles worse mpg go for the v10. I just put slightly larger rims and tires on it and I notice the truck is working a little harder. If this is a 2005 you are talking about the v8 should be fine because of the 40 more horses and the variable valve timing.
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I also get about 14 to 15 mpg but I do all Highway driving though I have the 3.73 gears.
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Old 10-07-2004, 12:33 AM
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About 15mpg on a 04 F250 reg. cab 4x4 with 4.10s
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I believe the fella's asking about the NEW 3V 5.4L in the 05 Super Duty.
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JJoel,
Took delivery in August of '05 SD SuperCab 2WD 5.4 w/TorqueShift Tow Commander 3.73 LS gears. I bought this truck for general hauling of goods around town and TT towing about 5-6 times a year.
As of this morning I have just under 3K on the odometer and she is one sweet ride. Very solid and smooth on good pavement but she shows her heritage over bumps, a real truck!
Driving around town I average about 11-13, freeway driving (70 w/cruise) 16-17, towing my trailer (6,500-7,000 pounds) 9 mpg. Just about what I figured I'd get. As the miles go up and she gets broken in, any increase will be a blessing.
The 5 speed trans works faultlessly so far and the Tow Commander is about as good as advertised, if not better. The trailer tows well, but a little more power would be required if you really want to tow without effort or tow more often. Remember this truck weighs 6,000 pounds empty. I'm glad I went with the 250 vs 150, this truck just feels more solid.
Overall I'm quite happy with my purchase, now only if oil would go down below $50 bbl !!!!!
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Old 10-24-2004, 12:12 PM
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so i'm guessing i won't see the likes of 17 or 18mpg on a nice interstate cruise. i just like the idea of the triton in the 3/4 ton. simply because you get a bigger cab more room and i like the body style better. anyways thanks for ya'lls inputs it gave me a good idea about what im looking at as far as economy.
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Does the 5spd auto with the torque shift hunt for gears on the highway? Mine constantly has to downshift on the highway goin up a slight incline. The last gear seems to be very tall and while good on level pavement, it drives me nuts on inclines. I was thinking about getting the banks power commander for the transmission. anybody had any experince with the banks. i have a f350 5.4 reg cab I sometimes hate auto trans because the computer seems dumb.
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I have a 2004 F250 CC 4x4 Auto with 4:10's. I towed 6K this summer with down shifting on hills, It will hold speed in 3rd gear, never slowed down. I get 12 city, 15 highway, 8-9 towing. I have been pleased with engine performance for what I need the truck to do. I agree with oxford, the computer downshifts the transmission to early. I would like to find a way to program the shift points myself. Philip.
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