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Re: Bought a couple turbos

Postby 87e30 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:08 am

I'd take any of those numbers over the 8mpg I used to get delivering pizza in my 99 Suburban K1500 with a 5.7. That truck was quick though. I kept up with a brand new 540 for about a quarter mile and whooped one of those new "retro" looking Chevy pickups on the Parkway. Cop on the median saw us going and tried to come after us. I hit 106 (topped out) and hopped off the next exit before he could turn around. I doubt I was still getting 8mpg at 106mph, lol
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Re: Bought a couple turbos

Postby Yoshi » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:07 pm

superj wrote:Its way better than my wife's exobooat ford escape though. We get 23ish in hers on the highway and its a 1.5l four cylinder


lol exo boat.

My MIL has an ecoboost escape. It's like half the size of the explorer and what not. I kind of expected better than 23mpg out of it. She does drive with a lead foot though. The electronic steering feels like poo and the brake assist is inconsistent and feels disconnected. Damn new fangly cars.
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Re: Bought a couple turbos

Postby M20_fever » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:39 pm

I've put 3 tanks through it so far (30 gal) and we're averaging 18 mpg. My Wife does mostly in-town driving so it's actually right where Ford advertises. Can't complain about that. The steering feels great, but the brakes are a bit hard to get used to. Very touchy and not linear in application. It does stop the truck pretty quick though. I can say I'm fortunate to have an IT background, the Ford Sync is not very user friendly and has already required system updates. The vehicle health report is pretty neat though. It lets me know through email if something is wrong or a maintenance interval is approaching.
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Re: Bought a couple turbos

Postby superj » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:14 pm

I do like the health report. No longer requires using a dongle and the torque app.

It kills me how new trucks get the same gas mileage as they did in the 80s and 90s though. You would think with 25ish years of technology improvements, they would get in the mid to high 20s.
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Re: Bought a couple turbos

Postby Yoshi » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:35 pm

don't they weight twice as much these days though? Minus the new F150.
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Re: Bought a couple turbos

Postby 87e30 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:21 am

Yoshi wrote:don't they weight twice as much these days though? Minus the new F150.


Yeah, cuz they have 452 and a half airbags, but they don't give you a spare tire anymore (in most new vehicles) to save weight. I'd rather have a spare than be killed by an airbag, but maybe that's just me.
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Re: Bought a couple turbos

Postby superj » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:50 am

No doubt. /\
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Re: Bought a couple turbos

Postby Yoshi » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:45 am

I can't imagine airbags weigh THAT much. I just don't get cars these days.
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Re: Bought a couple turbos

Postby M20_fever » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:31 pm

It's not just the airbags. With all the electronics there is a couple hundred pounds just in wiring harnesses, and much more sound deadening, and power everything requires a lot of electric motors. It adds up quick. Emissions is still killing potential MPG on new vehicles. My '99 f250 with a 7.3L diesel gets the same average MPG as the new Expedition, and its just shy of 8k lbs unloaded, lifted on 35" mud tires.
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Re: Bought a couple turbos

Postby superj » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:22 pm

America should just accept diesels and let companies make stuff like the 524td and the vw diesels. All the stupid rules america has on those engines sucks
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Re: Bought a couple turbos

Postby Yoshi » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:20 pm

Stupid VW making things harder for us.
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Re: Bought a couple turbos

Postby 87e30 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:09 pm

They have teams of people whose only job is finding ways to make the simplest tasks as hard as possible.
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Re: Bought a couple turbos

Postby M20_fever » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:25 pm

superj wrote:America should just accept diesels and let companies make stuff like the 524td and the vw diesels. All the stupid rules america has on those engines sucks


No doubt! My buddy has an mk4 Jetta TDI that gets 50mpg. Thats better than most of these so called 'green' hybrids on the market today. It's happening slowly, 2019 will be the first year the f150 will be available in the US with a 3.0 diesel. It's been available in South America for at least 3-4 years now. Only problem there is, due to US emissions laws it will put out 20ish less HP, and only 35lb/ft more TQ than the 3.5 Ecoboost. Considering it will likely be a $3-4k option, I doubt many people will check that box. Anyone hauling or towing enough to justify that would probably be looking at a SuperDuty at that point.
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Re: Bought a couple turbos

Postby superj » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:23 pm

Stupid usa emissions regulations. We should just be on the same page as the rest of the world.

A buddy had a little vw rabbit truck that was diesel. It got 50mpg also. I always wanted a mid 80s isuzu trooper with a diesel in it. I had an 85 or 86 (can't remember which) trooper2 with the small 4 cylinder. That thing gor good mileage for having 33's on it and i could put a washer and dryer in the back. It was a great fishing/off roading truck and i drove it from san antonio to corpus each weekend for almost a year while going to college. If it was a diesel, i would have kept it much longer than i did.
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Re: Bought a couple turbos

Postby M20_fever » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:24 pm

I love the old Troopers, in fact I learned to drive stick in a '95. It was the mother's of the girl I was dating at the time, she taught me in true sink or swim fashion. Middle of town, during rush hour, jumped out and told me to drive. Looking back it it hilarious, at the time I was afraid I was going to leave shit stains on her leather seat. After a few months we were at a family party at their farm, she could see her daughter and I were bored so she tossed me the keys and told me to go 4 wheeling on the farm. For a bone stock, fully loaded SUV, that thing could wheel, lol.

Back on the diesel topic, I looked at the new Nissan Titan with the Cummins in it at the Chicago Auto Show last year. Nice truck, but kind of lost in terms of what market it's targeted at. It's a bit bigger than a traditional 1/2 ton pickup, but smaller than a 3/4-1 ton truck. The Cummins option on that truck was a little over $5k...
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