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Old 01-21-2008, 11:58 PM   #1
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At $3.50/gallon, what suggestions can you make to improve fool economy? Besides, parking my F150 and riding my bike, I was thinking of putting a cat-back exhaust system on the truck and perhaps an aftermarket intake. However, I enjoy the quietness of the cab. Is there a performance exhaust that will give the 4.6 a performance boost without turning it into a Hog?

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you could go with a single in single out exhaust set up and that shouldnt be enough to annoy you an intake will help a little, the biggest thing that will improve gas mileage is driving gently
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Ya...I drive with a very light foot for the most part. Now and then I get on it. I'll be curious to see these new Rangers (F100) when they come out. Would be nice to have a second truck to putz around the neighborhood in...

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A Cold air intake, a tuner and a catback exhaust. You can have a custom exhaust done so its not very loud.
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Well I know one way. switch to Royal Purple synthetic oil, it has been tested by independent outfits and it is good for upwards of a 2 or 3 mpg increase.
go here to read up on it. http://www.royalpurple.com/street-thunder.html
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I have an 04 5.4 fx4 regular cab. I have a cat-back flowmaster with dual tips. I also have an air-raid CAI. I only have 28,000 miles on the truck and have just done my second oil change with Royal Purple. On the Highway, my last check was about 19-20 MPG. I have been impressed with the milage increase. I will stick with RP Oil and am getting ready to Change my ATF to RP and My rear diff to RP gear oil. So that is what I have done and gained about 5-6 MPG from stock. That is about what I can do without a tuner.
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Royal Purple....hummm....sounds fishy...but I'll have to look into it.

Does it work on hair too???

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Royal Purple is pretty good and another oil that is in its category is Amsoil. Either one will give you a different driving experience over mobile, castrol etc..
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My case of RP just came in. I'll be changing my oil in another thousand. Will let you know if I see an increase.
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Everyone is interested in gaining mileage, me too. I just checked it the other day and there is a mix of city and short highway drives. I averages just short of 13mpg, like 12.9ish.
Question is, does Royal Purple outperform Mobil 1 in saving fuel? I used to use M1 in my Ranger and I liked how it worked.
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