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Kyle 08-13-2012 03:40 PM

Truck Fuel Mileage
 
I purchased my '09 King Ranch F150 a year ago with 30k miles on it and I have the 5.4L engine in it. 4X4 and all of the KR goodies.

Ok so I added the K&N air filter element to it over the weekend and instantly picked up 2 mpg.

I went up to 18.2 mpg and most of my driving is on the highway. I usually drive at least 35,000 miles per year so everything counts.


Does anyone know what kind of computer programer tuner would work the best. I know how to use the tuners and how they work but I have been away from the auto industry for 10 years now and have not kept up with who has the newest, latest, greatest, programers now.

Has anyone used a programer on the 5.4 and what was the outcome. I am interested if the gains are worth buying a programer. Loaded down with boat gain vs unloaded gains.

mzimme 08-13-2012 03:45 PM

Back when I was in the Mustang game, Superchips and Diablo tuners were what were popular. That was 5 years ago or so at this point, but I know they have tuners for the F150s.

Jason.H. 08-13-2012 04:10 PM

my vote gets diablo sport. they are very user friendly and worth the money

TayMC197 08-13-2012 04:50 PM

Get a 4" turbo back with an H&S programmer.. I get 21-23 on the highway now.. :-)

Kyle 08-13-2012 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TayMC190 (Post 867852)
Get a 4" turbo back with an H&S programmer.. I get 21-23 on the highway now.. :-)

I would have to buy a F250 to do that.......... :rolleyes:

I'm not a Baller like you

j.mccreight@hotmail.com 08-13-2012 08:23 PM

I would die to get 18 mpg, on my 2006 5.4 Lariat 4x4, I get 12 mixed driving, mods are SLP blackwing cai and a magnaflow cat back, it made absolutely no difference. I am considering the edge evo.

zsqure 08-13-2012 08:58 PM

Diablo Programmer. Had an 04 Dmax CC with an Edge Juice Programmer, saw a consistant 24.5 mpg. My cousin had the same '04 Dmax CC with a Diablo Predator, K&N and Airraid and he was getting 27. Too bad you have to cough up an extra 5K for a diesel to get that kind of mileage. I wouldn't worry about the mileage too much 5k will buy a lot of gas!

Kyle 08-14-2012 02:00 PM

So I had to gas the rods out of my truck today because I was running late to work......


Still got 17.7 mpg and I ran 85mph most of the way there for 45 miles

TayMC197 08-14-2012 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zsqure (Post 867922)
Diablo Programmer. Had an 04 Dmax CC with an Edge Juice Programmer, saw a consistant 24.5 mpg. My cousin had the same '04 Dmax CC with a Diablo Predator, K&N and Airraid and he was getting 27. Too bad you have to cough up an extra 5K for a diesel to get that kind of mileage. I wouldn't worry about the mileage too much 5k will buy a lot of gas!

I paid about $1,300 for my kit. I've only had it on the truck now for about 3 months and at current rate will have it paid off by christmas...

TxsRiverRat 08-14-2012 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by TayMC190 (Post 868186)
I paid about $1,300 for my kit. I've only had it on the truck now for about 3 months and at current rate will have it paid off by christmas...

That's good because as your president, you owe me a pull in the course. lol :D

send me a text with your email addy so i can get u the forms

MC


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