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Old 05-11-2008, 11:36 PM
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hi there
WEll its been a while since i have been on here but now that i am back i got some questions. I have a 04 Ranger right now and i am looking to upgrade and get a 07-08 F-150 FX4 (hopefully) Prolly crew if not extend cab but now i am wondering how good of Gas Mileage are you guys getting?? I am looking to get into the landscaping busy and i would have to tow a skid steer every once in a while but mostly a couple mowers....or a 20-24' enclosed trailer. how does it tow? Are there any Chips or programmers you guys use for better perforance or Exhaust?


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Old 05-12-2008, 01:01 AM
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There is a ton of info on here about better performance, etc. for the F150, just look around. As far as mileage it varies, my brother has an 07'/5.4 crew, 2wd. At 12K miles it's getting about 14 mpg mixed driving.

Also, the F150 will tow what you mentioned above with no problems.
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:13 AM
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Hi D-mon,
I am in landscaping business & from my personal experience 5.4L, 3.73 LS, tow package and 4X4 are the most important features for the truck. It will tow a small skid steer loader (e.g. Bobcat S70 or S100) with no problems. My 07 XLT is getting 13 - 14 mpg for mixed driving. So far I am happy with the truck.
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:18 AM
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Hey D-mon, I have an '05 F150 scab 8' bed w/ heavy payload package 4x4. It's a bigger 150 and can handle everything you mentioned and I'm getting 13.5 city 15 highway though I had to do a few mods to get that kind of mileage. Some people are getting (from what I've read) 17 to 21 highway with smaller/shorter trucks
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:57 AM
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thanks alot guys....just the ranger now isnt cutting it well it is but i want something bigger like a f-150 so ya i will look around for some chips and exhaust so i guess we will see what happens

ANyone else?
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:49 PM
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I get around 15-16 around town and 18-19 on the highway. Like said above The F150 would do everything you listed. There are quite a bit of landscapers that use F150's around here. I have an edge programmer that I really like. There is a good amount of people on here also that use the Edge.
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:16 PM
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so...can you really tell the difference with the Edge
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:53 PM
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You'll get close to the same mileage on your Ranger if it's a 4.0 as you will with a 5.4 on a Screw F150 without the trailer. I believe the 2008 4.0 Ranger is rated on the window as 14-17 and the 08 5.4 Screw F150 is 13-17.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:22 PM
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You'll get close to the same mileage on your Ranger if it's a 4.0 as you will with a 5.4 on a Screw F150 without the trailer. I believe the 2008 4.0 Ranger is rated on the window as 14-17 and the 08 5.4 Screw F150 is 13-17.
That's pretty funny how that works out. The only ranger that will save on gas now is the 2.3, but it doesn't have a whole lot of gusto.
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05 5.4 4x4 3.73 90,000 miles 14-15 around town, 16-17 on freeway. Pulled bobcats, compressors etc, pretty consistant. Good luck.
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I've had a Ranger 2.3 5 speed, a 3.0 V6 Ranger and now a 150 4.6. I don't think you'll miss a mile or two to the gallon. My V6 ranger was averaging 14-15 around town. I own a cleaning business and do LOTS of stop & go stuff......the 150 is making life SO much simplier...
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