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Old 07-25-2011, 07:28 PM   #1
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according to my scan gauge 2 set to a 4.6 i got 255hp on the 5.4 got 260 both floored on same road. so start the debate which is better?
i get 21mpg avg my buddie gets 12 always makes fun of me for having a small motor but cant power wash under his hood with out things running rough i can powerwas it to a shine under the hood and all it does is steam a bit when it gets warm again.
another roumor ive heard if you dont tow anything or have massive tires having a bigger motor is a testostrone issue? true? haha
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Doubt you have 255hp. Basically, the 5.4l has more hp and way more torque. Torque is the power you feel at take offs or pulling things. And yes, they are gas guzzlers. I also don't believe you average 21mpg. Sounds impossible.
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I've goten 20 mpgs with my 5.4 before and I'm still getting 16 with a 3in lift
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i get 14mpg with my 5.4, my grandpa gets 16mpg with his 4.6. only 2mpg difference and the only time his gets over 45mph is when im driving it. and i can feel that there is a huge power difference between mine and his when towing and regular driving
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heres my mpg for tonight on a nice flat road. i will try to get the hp tomarrow. along with torque the 5.4 had 40ftlb more than the 4.6.
this is impossible?
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It might get that but I still would rather have the big motor
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heres my mpg for tonight on a nice flat road. i will try to get the hp tomarrow. along with torque the 5.4 had 40ftlb more than the 4.6.
this is impossible?
Sorry, for some reason I was zoned out and was thinking 4.6/5.4 4x4 mileage since i have a 4x4. Then yes it could be possible with a 4.6l 2wd.
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With a 2 that makes perfect sence
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Ive herd towing with the 4.6 is like a pig
compared to the 5.4
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Doubt you have 255hp. Basically, the 5.4l has more hp and way more torque. Torque is the power you feel at take offs or pulling things. And yes, they are gas guzzlers. I also don't believe you average 21mpg. Sounds impossible.
well if he has a triton his 4.6 has 260hp and if he was riding 5.4 stander he has 260 hp.. torq 4.6t=302 5.4s=350. but year does differ
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