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Old 09-01-2011, 11:51 PM
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mpgs on short trips

ok guys I am looking at a 2002 f250 v10 but i was wondering what kind of mpgs everybody was getting around town.I will be using it for construction and dropping off and picking up my kids from school about 6-7 miles per trip thanks.
 
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:56 PM
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I get about 10mpg around town, but I have a lift and 315's.
 
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:31 AM
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about 10-12 just driving around town. I have a custom tune from 5-Star but it really depends on how I drive. If I roll with the flow of traffic I get close to 12. If I leap frog the slower traffic then it goes down. If I rabbit from stops that too eats into my milage. Your rear end ratio is going to play into that too.
 
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:42 AM
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4.30 rear end and 235/85/16 tires. Mileage is 10mpg. There is no such thing as a flat spot where I live though, all hills.
 
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:09 AM
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See my sig for truck specs. Around town, stop and go I get about 9 MPG.
 
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9mpgs on short trips.
 
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:21 PM
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My v10 is my only vehicle. I'm an electrical contractor and I use it from job to job and around town. My combined mpg goes between 10.5 to 11.5 usually. Sometimes higher, occasionally lower. I've kept logs of my fillups and mpgs for 61 tankfulls so far, and the combined average with one trip to Minneapolis, one trip towing a boat to the lake, and a few tanks of sub 10 mpg before I cleaned my MAF sensor along with a lockout while running for about three hours comes to 10.85 mpg. My worst was 8.38 towing a boat through the ozark hills, my best was 15.62, a total freak tank. I have more than a few high twelve/low 13 tanks though.

I have 285/75/r16 tires 3.73 gears, and I'm running the 87 perf tune from mike at 5 star and I have the SPD y pipe. Other than the tuner, y pipe and larger tires, all is stock.
 
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:31 AM
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I have a a basically stock 02 only thing I have is a K&N air filter and not I'm about 9 around town if I get on the highway I'm 11.7-12.5
 
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:34 AM
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Correction: I noted an error in my averaging of the mpgs and the correct average is 11.04 mpg. Also please note the K&N CAI I forgot to mention.

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I have been thinking also that maybe different body style and bed lengths might affect this as well.

So what kinda 250 u looking to get? Single,extended, crew cab? Long bed or short bed?
 
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Thanks for the info guys I am looking at a crew cab short or long bed and was leaning towards the 7.3 psd but I think I am going to get the v10 and put my money into fuel instead of fuel and all the maintanance that comes with the diesel.I worked out the fuel cost differences and the diesel would only save me about 150 bucks a month but cost more for maintanance.
 
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Originally Posted by bigbadassfords View Post
Thanks for the info guys I am looking at a crew cab short or long bed and was leaning towards the 7.3 psd but I think I am going to get the v10 and put my money into fuel instead of fuel and all the maintanance that comes with the diesel.I worked out the fuel cost differences and the diesel would only save me about 150 bucks a month but cost more for maintanance.
You won't be disappointed with your V10 I love mine!!!!!!

Also a FYI I have been told my a couple dudes with LB's that since it's long and light to get a nice smooth ride u need to air bag the back which if your gonna tow will be useful anyway. You gotta post pics when u get it though
 
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:06 PM
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Just plan on 10. the math is simpler. If you hot rod it 9 is not unusual. Mellow highway (65mph) I get 12-13 w/ 4" lift and 35-12.50's
 
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:14 PM
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I just picked up a 2005, CC, FX4, SB, V10, 4.10LS with 17,389 miles and my city MPG is 8-9 MPG. The best i got on the highway was 14 mpg on a 220 mile round trip.

This is my first full size truck and really like this SD.
 

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I get 7 pulling the 5400lb travel trailer, 9 around town. I have a leaking exhaust manifold which I want to fix someday before I do o2 sensors. Really my only guess at any improvement at this point.
 

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