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Old 12-31-2017, 05:06 PM
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I drove it 30miles all over town today. Got some WOT and realized itís pretty decent.
Definitely not as bad as I previously said. Itíll do. Hopefully itíll get good mpg.
 
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if it's tuned up, I bet it will get "good" MPG for the platform even with the 4.10. I had a Romeo 4.6L in my '96 T-bird. Got around 22MPG on the highway stock with a 3.27 rear. I put a 3.73 in it with an Auburn limited-slip, and got almost around 24-25 regularly. And yeah, I corrected the speedo and use a GPS to verify it

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A 4.6 with a 4.10 rear? That think should at least make an attempt to spin the tires if it's empty.
It will, I have laid a few unintentional patches punching the throttle from a dead stop, and with a loaded dump trailer holding it back it will break the back tires lose in first gear.
 
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I would think that the 4.10 rear would sorta offset the "gain" of the 4.6 vs the 5.4? But a smoking deal is a smoking deal!
One of my buddies at work has a 97(?) F150 with that 4.6... he regularly hauls overloaded trailer, etc... (not sayin' that is a good idea, just what he does) and it just keeps on running - checked today he's at over 237k miles.

Good luck with the van and your venture
 

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A 4.6 with a 4.10 rear? That think should at least make an attempt to spin the tires if it's empty. Even a chirp.
Mine does. Runs just fine.
 
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