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Old 06-24-2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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Hey guys. What do you think I'd get out of a '01 F150 ext cab w/ the 5.4 4X4 Sport. I think the guy I may buy it from said he was getting around 16.

What do you think I'd be able to get with a Fitch Fuel Catalyst, CAI, Programmer, and maybe Gibson Exhaust?

I'm really hoping for around 18-19, and I've heard of people hitting the magic 2-0.

FYI I drive like a grandma. haha.


EDIT: Has 95K miles so it's broken in
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Come on guys. Just guess.
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Default Fuel Mileage. MPGs!!!!!!!!!

Hey guys. What do you think I'd get out of a '01 F150 ext cab w/ the 5.4 4X4 Sport. I think the guy I may buy it from said he was getting around 16.

What do you think I'd be able to get with a Fitch Fuel Catalyst, CAI, Programmer, and maybe Gibson Exhaust?

I'm really hoping for around 18-19, and I've heard of people hitting the magic 2-0.

FYI I drive like a grandma. haha.


EDIT: Has 95K miles so it's broken in
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:34 PM   #4
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How long will it take you to make up for all those parts you are adding to get better mileage? 10 years? 15? IF you are adding those for just fuel mileage you are wasting your money.
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My '99 gets 17 but I doubt with all those mods you are going to see much, if any MPG improvement.
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Well if you look at it this way...

3MPG improvement -

+3MPG X 20 Gallon tank = 60 Miles each tank

60 miles / new 18MPG = 3.34 gallons per fill

3.34 X $4.00 per gallon = $13.36 saving per fill

Say I fill once every 2 weeks:

$13.36 X 24 (I'll take off two fills just for "oh **** I have no money" weeks) = $320.64

So I'd save $320 a year.

Thus, if I find my upgrades for a good price, it'd take me 3 years to have them pay for themselves. And in my situation...I'll have the truck for a few years more than the 3 if you catch my drift. haha. I'm gonna drive the bad boy into the grave.

Just my thoughts though......................

And no the upgrades aren't just for economy. They're to get everything out of the truck that I can. I hate to drive a vehicle that has great potential laying beneath that stock paper air filter. Just my $.02
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With the mods you are describing it will take more like 5 years IF you get 3 mpg. I have those mods and got 2. If you are doing the mods for the power then WTG. If you are doing it for the fuel economy.. don't spend the money.
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Well hell my truck gets like 13mpg and its only 2wd with the 5.4 motor. Course I also now have 285 mud terrains on it but even before that I didnt do much better.
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Get a tuner from SCT and pickup a couple of mpg. You can monitor tour driving habits also. I've got a vacuum guage mounted on the dash to help me.
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Spend you money on one of these by monitoring your driving habits you will save as much if not more them what you propose.adding to your truck.

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