Let's see your pick-up trucks!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by trevorf, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Long timer

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    Yeah his wasn't really stock with twin turbo, aftermarket injectors, aftermarket VP44, O-ring grooved head and the biggest FASS fuel system you could buy....it might have been a 2000 truck now that I think about it.
  2. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    98 1/2 was the first VP44 pump.
  3. BillMoore

    BillMoore Long timer Supporter

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    Sounds like there is something wrong with your work truck. I have both engines, the 5.0L in my 2014 F150, and the Ecoboost in my Winnebago Paseo (high roof Transit T350HD dually). This past weekend going through Idaho in the van pulling a 2000 lb trailer (so about 12K lbs total) with the cruise set to 75 mph we averaged 12.1 mpg. I know from experience that my truck which weighs about 4000 lbs less wouldn't do much better pulling the same trailer, at best 13.
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  4. jasonmt

    jasonmt Long timer

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    This is what my 2018 2.7 EB, 4x4, ext. cab with the 2nd gen 2.7 EB and 10 spd looks like with mostly urban / suburban driving; around 50km/h average speed compared to your over 100 km/h average speed. On a straight highway trip (Radium to Sherwood Park) it will dip down to low 10's high 9's.:

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  5. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    We've got over 20 of them all configured the same. Stock tire size, brush guard, camper shell with small vaults bolted in the bed. They all get the same horrible mileage.
  6. SnowMule

    SnowMule still learning what is and isn't edible Super Supporter

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    I got 14mpg this weekend. I'm just fine with that.
    When I want good mileage I'll take a motorcycle instead. :shrug
    Bought the truck for trucky stuff, not for its fuel economy.
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  7. sappuer

    sappuer Dang!

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    For the van: how about Zebra, zebra cake, and you could call it Zed for short
  8. BillMoore

    BillMoore Long timer Supporter

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    Weird. Don't get me wrong, I love the 5.0L in my truck. Nothing else sounds like a V8. But for heavy hauling I'll take the Ecoboost in the van. Nothing like steaming up a 9K ft. mountain pass at the speed limit, and under 3000 rpms, no drama. Load my truck to 12K lbs combined weight, and it is losing speed, dropping gears and revving up in the same scenario. Yeah it will get you there in the end, just with a lot more drama...
  9. WYO George

    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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    I couldn’t tolerate the chintzy plastic cap on the fuel filler in the new Ram. It’s a “capless” style, but to keep water and dust out they put this little plastic plug in the hole. I decided to order some bling so I got a fancy aluminum cap with O-Rings and it came with a machined aluminum DEF cap as well.

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  10. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    I'm thinking Little Debbie or just Debbie. There's plenty of other stuff to worry about instead of this.
  11. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    Amen. I always thought if you can’t shut the lid on an 8’ sheet of ply it’s just a plaything.
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  12. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    For city driving that is very good, IMO.
  13. crazyjeeper

    crazyjeeper Been here awhile

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    Agreed. I've had both, and the 3.5L kicks the 5.0's ass for towing power.

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    My current 2014 3.5
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    It hauled that car hauler up and down every mountain between Texas and Utah with zero hesitation. I even averaged 10mpg over 2000 miles of towing!
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  14. tominboise

    tominboise Long timer

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    My truck this weekend - I was out scouting hunting areas.....

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  15. ydarg

    ydarg Miscreant

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    ^^The new ones have my interest in GM trucks again but I still think the 03-07 GMT800 was the best looking era of the “new” trucks. I couldn’t stand the round body lines of the GMT900 trucks.

    Nice example of an LLY on PYOs!
  16. tominboise

    tominboise Long timer

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    Thanks - has about 145k miles on it. Started life as a fire truck in California (fire marshal rig or something like that). I've owned for something like 8 years.
  17. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Back from NC. Final trip stats:

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  18. fireflyr

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    My brother sent me his Softopper after he sold his Toyota Tacoma (6' bed). He bought the same truck as mine with the shorter bed and ordered a new one for his. This gray top was on his white truck so I was skeptical on how it would look on the tan. I think I like it better than the black.

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  19. fireflyr

    fireflyr Long timer

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    Best part is, Cal likes it too.
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  20. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    Wife's 14 Ram, 2wd, 500lb V-Strom in the bed, TT right at 5,200 dry, 7,000lb, loaded, Timbren rubber springs, 1,200 mile trip avrg 9.9mpg towing from ILL to Virginia and back, gets 20.6 empty all highway @ 75.

    When I want to do real truck stuff I drive my 1 ton Cummins.

    PS.....it does sit level, the parking lot was wonky.


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