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Old 11-15-2012, 11:25 PM   #36
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Flipping that around, losing speed up hill with little throttle and gaining speed down hill with little throttle would really increase your FE. What gearing and size tires are you? 2.7 w/ 18s lets me get as low as 26 mph in 6th. I usually don't go into 6th until 29 mph, but it is good for heavy traffic, which is mostly what I drive in.
stock pirellies and 3.73 gearing. I can get into sixth before 40mph, not sure exactly where, but the car will not budge to save its life. Even at 40 if there is a slight incline the car complains.

Doesnt mean I couldnt coast in 6th going slower, but if I touch the gas the car isnt going anywhere.
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stock pirellies and 3.73 gearing. I can get into sixth before 40mph, not sure exactly where, but the car will not budge to save its life. Even at 40 if there is a slight incline the car complains.

Doesnt mean I couldnt coast in 6th going slower, but if I touch the gas the car isnt going anywhere.
I got ya, she has enough power to keep speed or SLOWLY gain it, but I know I hit 5th or 4th if I need to go. Or 1st or 2nd if I want to fly. The v8 guys are probably getting a chuckle from us.
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I got ya, she has enough power to keep speed or SLOWLY gain it, but I know I hit 5th or 4th if I need to go. Or 1st or 2nd if I want to fly. The v8 guys are probably getting a chuckle from us.
The V8 guys? I have a 5.0 lol. You thought I had a V6?
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When the miles to empty reaches "0" you have 2 gallons left in your tank. All vehicles have this feature now. Just like the tcs, tps's, and active stm. The mustang has a 16.0 gallon tank, run the miles to empty to 0 and see if you get more than 14.5 gallons in, you will not. This is the cycle I do on every tank. When full my MTE says anywhere from 280-300 depending on the lasts tanks mpg average, and mine fluctuates minimally from 18-20 mpg average per tank. I've seen as high as 26.5 and have seen as low as the single digits. These cars are great and can be mpg friendly if you try hard enough. The key is to not shift beyond 3k rpm and when cruising do not exceed 2k rpm, short shift when able, a 2-4-5-6 is the best. First gear just wastes fuel, and obey the posted speed limits, but if your still concerned about fuel consumption them maybe the GT wasn't the right pick for you.
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but if your still concerned about fuel consumption them maybe the GT wasn't the right pick for you.
Out of your entire speech this^^^ is the only thing that should matter to a GT owner. If you have to ask yourself this question. You might as well go buy a Prius.
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Out of your entire speech this^^^ is the only thing that should matter to a GT owner. If you have to ask yourself this question. You might as well go buy a Prius.
I wouldn't quite call it a speech, but dam, tough crowd. Lol
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Out of your entire speech this^^^ is the only thing that should matter to a GT owner. If you have to ask yourself this question. You might as well go buy a Prius.
When I first got my GT my mpg was killing me but than everyone told me I shouldn't have gotten a GT but I learned if I want the HP I can't complain for the mpg
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I wouldn't quite call it a speech, but dam, tough crowd. Lol
No no no, I'm sure someone found that useful. I just live by the motto, "You gotta pay to play"
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When I first got my GT my mpg was killing me but than everyone told me I shouldn't have gotten a GT but I learned if I want the HP I can't complain for the mpg
Refer to my last post. Lol
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I wouldn't quite call it a speech, but dam, tough crowd. Lol
Btw, that stock intake adapter you have for the Boss IM, do you think that would work on the F150 5.0? That's second Boss manifold I bought, I've decided to put it on my F150 but I want to keep the stock air box if I can.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:43 PM   #46
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The V8 guys? I have a 5.0 lol. You thought I had a V6?
Your engine seriously struggles so low! That is crazy. Even the 6 does okay at such low speeds, I figured with the torque in the 8 it would be just as good.

I keep forgetting this is in the v8 forum.
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Your engine seriously struggles so low! That is crazy. Even the 6 does okay at such low speeds, I figured with the torque in the 8 it would be just as good.

I keep forgetting this is in the v8 forum.
All depends on the gearing.
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All depends on the gearing.
True, but I have the weakest gearing one can get, almost lol

2.7s then geared up more with 18s. The only worse would be having bigger wheels, 19s or 20s.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:16 AM   #49
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1 month old 5.0 Auto. I'm getting 19 MPG. And MTE was 291. Yesterday at fill up I only use Prem Unl. Sometimes even add the Lucas octane booster.
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.373 and 93 race tune here; chicago traffic most days. I average 18-21mpg when i calculate by hand...but Marcie will tell me that she's getting around 14 :p. I have never seen over 320mi/tank, and I've seen as low as 180mi/tank (that was a fun weekend)

As previously stated, skip shifting seems to help a good deal. With the .373, i can almost completely ignore 1st in normal traffic, so i'll go 2-4-6th with no issues. I consider it a good day if I have to actually use all of my 6speed.

On a side note; damn I wish I could be the only guy out on these highways sometimes, just to push her hard. The 5.0 feels wasted when sitting in traffic nearly every day.
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I was feeling pretty bad about my 16-18 MPG in my 1987 5.0 but after seeing that all these newer ones get that or very little more, I feel good. I don't drive for fuel economy either. It'll go up to 4500 rpm before shifting.
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For those wanting to increase fuel economy don't run the heater. My dd picked up 2mpg with the heater off over the last 2 tanks.

It's a balance of driving to do it. I've seen as high as 28 in my cobra and my normal average is 13 if that tells you anything.

For the guy asking about the focus my dd is an 07 se auto. They used that engine 05-10. I normally see 32 mixed, 30 highway, 34 econo driving. The new ones honestly aren't seeing better numbers than that in the real world.
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I am mostly city and country road driving and have never gotten near 280 on a full tank. I use a free app called Gas Cubby to track my MPG. I got it mainly to see if I noticed a difference when I got a tuner. The other reason is that it can help you discover when problems are coming up with your car. Anyway, I've averaged a little over 18MPG with several track visits for the 7,300 miles I've driven since buying the car in Feb 2012.

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I've seen a consistent drop in MPG since the weather got cold.

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It's my DD, but hoping to keep it under 9K this year.

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Silly price swings.

Do the type of tires your running with affect MPG? I've got Goodyear F1 all seasons and they are LOUD. Seems like quieter might equal less drag, which should equal better MPG, right?
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I am mostly city and country road driving and have never gotten near 280 on a full tank. I use a free app called Gas Cubby to track my MPG. I got it mainly to see if I noticed a difference when I got a tuner. The other reason is that it can help you discover when problems are coming up with your car. Anyway, I've averaged a little over 18MPG with several track visits for the 7,300 miles I've driven since buying the car in Feb 2012.

I've seen a consistent drop in MPG since the weather got cold.

It's my DD, but hoping to keep it under 9K this year.

Silly price swings.

Do the type of tires your running with affect MPG? I've got Goodyear F1 all seasons and they are LOUD. Seems like quieter might equal less drag, which should equal better MPG, right?
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Not to bad for cruzing speeds
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Not to bad for cruzing speeds
All of them show that if you reset it while on the highway...lol j/k
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Mines been saying 280, since day one, bought it back in Oct.
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Been averaging 320-340 a tank
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Why ?? Who buys a v8 and thinks about saving gas?? We should be happy that our thank is small enough that it can be filled under $50 ($3.90 per gallon in nj).. My brother has an 2011 f150 and it takes $120 everytime he fills up and his tank lasts him 2 days more than mine.
I do agree you gotta pay to play , best recommendation is get a beater or an electric car
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We just comparing... if fuel economy was a concern, I wouldn't have got my sting. I could care less if I was burning 5mpg! But I do find it interesting that some members are getting way less, be it different mods,traffic patterns, or climate.
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We just comparing... if fuel economy was a concern, I wouldn't have got my sting. I could care less if I was burning 5mpg! But I do find it interesting that some members are getting way less, be it different mods,traffic patterns, or climate.
Well, me pissing off a cobra driver today because my car was far louder than his probably didn't help my gas mileage. a few mins of revvin between the two of us. He finally gave up and moved away from me quick lol.

I am amazed though at some of the cars that pull up next too me and rev their engines. Civics, eclipses, jettas, porsches, stock vettes, etc. I am far louder, and they learn that very quick lol.
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Well, me pissing off a cobra driver today because my car was far louder than his probably didn't help my gas mileage. a few mins of revvin between the two of us. He finally gave up and moved away from me quick lol.

I am amazed though at some of the cars that pull up next too me and rev their engines. Civics, eclipses, jettas, porsches, stock vettes, etc. I am far louder, and they learn that very quick lol.
Shift on bro! Put a challenged rt in its place a month ago!
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Well, me pissing off a cobra driver today because my car was far louder than his probably didn't help my gas mileage. a few mins of revvin between the two of us. He finally gave up and moved away from me quick lol.

I am amazed though at some of the cars that pull up next too me and rev their engines. Civics, eclipses, jettas, porsches, stock vettes, etc. I am far louder, and they learn that very quick lol.
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Shift on bro! Put a challenged rt in its place a month ago!
Lol i always see this charger rt with plates that read Rufast, the problem is that everytime i see him im driving my ford transit from work , im hoping to cross him one day with the coyote so i can show him fast
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Well, me pissing off a cobra driver today because my car was far louder than his probably didn't help my gas mileage. a few mins of revvin between the two of us. He finally gave up and moved away from me quick lol.

I am amazed though at some of the cars that pull up next too me and rev their engines. Civics, eclipses, jettas, porsches, stock vettes, etc. I am far louder, and they learn that very quick lol.
Its not about who's louder but who's faster lol
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Its not about who's louder but who's faster lol
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I currently get an average 13 mpg. With a few good pulls of course.
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All of them show that if you reset it while on the highway...lol j/k
Throw it in neutral coasting at 80mph.

Notice 50+mpg (snap picture)

Show it to your lame friend who owns a Prius, and watch him cry.

Laugh a little.

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