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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-05-2011, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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HAPPY TIMES...

Just took a trip from Texas to Missouri over the Memorial Day weekend. Set the cruise at 65 and low and behold I finally got the mileage out of this thing I was hoping for:

750 Miles on the tank, 49.75 gallons of Diesel= 15.075 MPG for the trip up. Man was I happy...best tankful I had ever averaged before this was 11.5 MPG. Every other time I had ran a tank full non-stop on the highway was while towing at least 10K in the trailer.

Finally felt like the mods I have made were good for something other than power. BTW, this was done with the H&S Wild Tunes...I tried it on the trip to see if I could get better mileage than the KEM 345 tune.

I know 15 is not that great compared to some of you, but to me with my big CC Dually weighing in at 10K with 4.88 gears I am more than happy!

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'08 F-450 Lariat SuperCrew Longbed (Job-1),
8" Fabtech Lift, 22.5" Alcoas w 255/70R22.5 Dunlops
Kenwood GPS in Dash w/Rear Camera
DVD Entertainment, 4.88 Gears, 60 Gallon Transfer Flow Fuel Tank, KEM Tuned (345 Tune), Flo-Pro 5" DP back Exhaust, S&B CAI


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Re: HAPPY TIMES...

good result

what are your rpms @65mph?

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Re: HAPPY TIMES...

At 65 with those gears I am still turning right around 2050. Thankfully, the 22.5" rolling stock tames the gear a little.

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'08 F-450 Lariat SuperCrew Longbed (Job-1),
8" Fabtech Lift, 22.5" Alcoas w 255/70R22.5 Dunlops
Kenwood GPS in Dash w/Rear Camera
DVD Entertainment, 4.88 Gears, 60 Gallon Transfer Flow Fuel Tank, KEM Tuned (345 Tune), Flo-Pro 5" DP back Exhaust, S&B CAI


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Re: HAPPY TIMES...

any pics of the 450? I love a lifted dually/

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yeah its similar to that one but unfortunately not nearly as long or as cool
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you should be able to see pics in my gallery...if not let me know.

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'08 F-450 Lariat SuperCrew Longbed (Job-1),
8" Fabtech Lift, 22.5" Alcoas w 255/70R22.5 Dunlops
Kenwood GPS in Dash w/Rear Camera
DVD Entertainment, 4.88 Gears, 60 Gallon Transfer Flow Fuel Tank, KEM Tuned (345 Tune), Flo-Pro 5" DP back Exhaust, S&B CAI


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