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Old 07-01-2014, 03:31 PM   #31
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I have a 2011 XLT Super crew 4X4 Eco with 3;31 grears and tow a 6,600lb trailer a lot over steep mountain passes no problem the twin Turbos really aren't as afected as bad as the older engines, and they really sine on high lellivation, don't notice any power loss. like with none turbos.
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You must get some phenomenal fuel mileage unloaded with those gears. What are you getting on the road?

Nobody is going to accuse me of being a pokey old grandpa. If I drove like a pokey ole grandpa, my EcoBoost will get over 20 MPG on the highway and 19 MPG in mixed highway/city driving. But I usually cruise at 79 MPH where the speed limit is 75, and the overall unloaded average MPG with 75% interstate and the remainder in town is around 16 to 17.


West of here the speed limit is 80 MPH on the interstate to El Paso. So I (and just about everyone else) cruises at the 84 MPH ticket limit. I haven't noticed a difference in MPG whether cruising at 79 or 84.
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Nobody is going to accuse me of being a pokey old grandpa. If I drove like a pokey ole grandpa, my EcoBoost will get over 20 MPG on the highway and 19 MPG in mixed highway/city driving. But I usually cruise at 79 MPH where the speed limit is 75, and the overall unloaded average MPG with 75% interstate and the remainder in town is around 16 to 17. West of here the speed limit is 80 MPH on the interstate to El Paso. So I (and just about everyone else) cruises at the 84 MPH ticket limit. I haven't noticed a difference in MPG whether cruising at 79 or 84.
Sounds unsafe...like overloading your truck.

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