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Old 04-16-2011, 11:35 PM   #15
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Ok guys, I maybe new to this forum, but want to add my little advice to the mpg question, the question was what milage to expect,? Well give some credit to the guys who work in the trucks not just tow now and then ok,? I have a 2005 dodge ram 3500 drw long bed cc, with the 5.9 l and auto overdrive, at 35k miles I was getting close to 22.5 running 65 empty on a 750 mile run north and south, now with 97k miles and a few aftermarket special addition I am getting close to ( 29.1) at 60 mph, dropping to 19 at 80 mph and about14-15 towing a 42' 13.5k raptor at 55 mph now I admit most of my driving is on level roads with very slow starts and even stops, and most cummins owners report about the same, but to get better milage when empty, my advise it to stay away from the fords, duramax is much better, but the cummins is on top so far with me, elcj.

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I have a 2011 Ram 3500 DRW mega cab with around 1k mi so far. The computer is showing around 15 mpg with local/rush hour driving, and around 21-22 mpg highway driving. I have yet to see how it does towing.

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Old 04-25-2011, 08:21 AM   #17
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regulations set by our fine leaders keeps all of the big 3 (ford, dodge,and chevy) changing their diesel engine designs.

I believe ford would still be using internationals 7.3 if the gv'ment would have allowed them to.
just to kill time, I went and looked at a few new trucks the other day.

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Old 04-25-2011, 07:58 PM   #18
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I think Ford does not understand the definition of INSANITY: Insanity means to replace the same parts over and over and expect a different result, this is all they ever did with the 6.0 engine.
I'm not saying this was right, but Ford rushed the 6.0L design to market under pressure from EPA. They didn't have time to get it right. The 6.4L is a much better design. I guess the jury is still out on the 6.7L.

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