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PHOENIX
12-24-2012, 03:09 PM
I added about $300 or so worth of add-ons to my 1999 Ford F-150, 5.4L, 4x4 and got excellent added performance and mileage.
The window sticker said, a suggested highway milage of around 15 mpg. In case you don't know, that is on a treadmill at 55 mph.
I now get 16 mpg, running 80 mph with the a/c on, not towing.
Anyone interested in what I did???

429CV23
12-24-2012, 03:35 PM
HHO?
Simply adding acetone (1-3oz per 10gal gas) will increase mileage. I used to use it in a '94 Escort wagon I had, went from 35mpg to 41. Reduces the surface tension, allowing the gas to atomize better.

T8er S.
12-24-2012, 03:36 PM
:Chevy_anim::confused-smiley-013

Sleek Freak
12-24-2012, 03:59 PM
:Chevy_anim::confused-smiley-013
X2 :biggrin:

PHOENIX
12-24-2012, 04:29 PM
I take it, that's a not interested....

Sleek Freak
12-24-2012, 04:34 PM
we're all interested but you'll always get the motor brand bashing first.:1poke: notice the blue guy getting poked.:cheers:

justsquirtin
12-24-2012, 05:20 PM
i have a f-150 2003-im interested

PHOENIX
12-24-2012, 05:23 PM
Well, the Ford F-150 has been the best selling pick-up for many years. I became a Ford fan due to the excellent performance and longevity I experienced. To each his own, of course.
I will take some pics and let you know what I have done....tomorrow probably...

PHOENIX
12-24-2012, 05:25 PM
Then this will be good for you....

heyyou325
12-24-2012, 05:34 PM
I've got a 97 F250 and I'd love to get more than 10 hauling a camper and pulling the boat. Wouldn't be averse to getting better milage with my T100 also around home.

PHOENIX
12-24-2012, 05:51 PM
I've got a 97 F250 and I'd love to get more than 10 hauling a camper and pulling the boat. Wouldn't be averse to getting better milage with my T100 also around home.

Don't know what aT-100 is. But stay tuned tomorrow for my post..

T8er S.
12-24-2012, 07:07 PM
Sorry man, habit. I forget to ease in on the new guys. :zzsorry:

heyyou325
12-24-2012, 08:14 PM
A t 100 is the toyota 1/2 ton that came out just before the tundras. Same size as a F 150, only with a 6 in it. Not just a little underpowered for pulling a heavy trailer, or load for that matter.

429CV23
12-24-2012, 08:32 PM
:Chevy_anim::confused-smiley-013

I knew Chebbies were cheap(ly) made, but only $300 for one? Must be loaded with cheap Chinese high performance parts? :4_1_72:


Although I'm a Ford guy, I can't bag too badly on GM in some areas, I do really like my '96 K2500 Suburban for towing. Just don't get me going on electric vehicles; in that area GM can suck a huge donkey d#%k, the rat fink bastards.

PHOENIX
12-24-2012, 09:04 PM
No we are talking about a Ford F-150, V-8, 5.4 litre, cowabunga dude....

heyyou325
12-25-2012, 09:03 AM
I have a 97 ford f 250 with a 5.4 V-8. That's my camper rig, usually with a camper on back and towing a boat. I'm not above adapting to something else, if it helps.

PHOENIX
12-25-2012, 09:19 AM
I'll need to take some pics but right now it is way foggy and very damp. I'll gitter done eventually...

S&S
12-25-2012, 10:31 AM
I got a 98 F150with the 4.6L. Curious whacha you got.
:4_6_2v:

"THE ADVOCATE"
12-25-2012, 12:55 PM
Sorry man, habit. I forget to ease in on the new guys. :zzsorry:Don't you drive a dodge Tater? And a Sleek with an Old engine??? Sorry, ment Olds...

Sleek Freak
12-25-2012, 01:16 PM
Don't you drive a dodge Tater? And a Sleek with an Old engine and invisable poka-dots??? Sorry, ment Olds...

fixed it for ya Jason.:smile:

T8er S.
12-25-2012, 02:57 PM
Don't you drive a dodge Tater? And a Sleek with an Old engine and invisable poka-dots??? Sorry, ment Olds...

fixed it for ya Jason.:smile:

Sure do, also got a sportage with a go cart motor and a lawn mower with a briggs.:crazeddriver:

But my first love is :Chevy_anim:...

PHOENIX
12-25-2012, 03:37 PM
First, get rid of the long ugly exhaust tailpipe. Hack it and the giant tank muffler off around a foot or so behind the catalytic converter.
Then get ya one of these mufflers and plumb it up. http://www.jegs.com/i/Dynomax/289/17630/10002/-1?sendroicid=bbef8492-2d00-41d6-b158-38db0de2603c&catargetid=1716046196&sendroikwd={keyword}&gclid=CKLesO_GtrQCFS-RPAodV0YAhg
If your state alows it, just run a little set of duals out the side foreward of the rear wheel on the passenger side (of Fords anyway). If you have acess to a welder it can make for a little better job. In my case I had to use clamps.
Then order ya one of these 4" cold air intake sysytems. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/spe-9920/media/images/make/ford
The MAF sensor and PCV all hook up to it legal. An engine is just an air pump, so let it breathe.
Finally....Tires! Big pickups and SUV's should have LT tires on and the size that they came with, which is on the driver door jam. Bigger tires means less mpg. Aslo along with the size on the door jam sticker is the required tire presure and will be quite a bit higher than a passenger car. My sticker says 42 psi. In that I have "E" rated tires, they are rated up to 80 psi if carrying a heavy load. I keep the presure at 45 which makes it a little rougher ride, but harder tire equals better milage and less swaying when trailering as well.

PHOENIX
12-25-2012, 03:43 PM
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1999 Ford F-150 XLT 4X4 Off Road, 5.4L V-8, 265 Hp (stock) 115,000 miles.

"THE ADVOCATE"
12-25-2012, 11:51 PM
Run at least 65 to 70 psi in the front and 75 psi in the rear on the E rated tires. Gas is cheaper than tires. Besides, less resistence gives better mileage anyway. Good call on the cold air inductors!!

PHOENIX
12-26-2012, 09:34 AM
Run at least 65 to 70 psi in the front and 75 psi in the rear on the E rated tires. Gas is cheaper than tires. Besides, less resistence gives better mileage anyway. Good call on the cold air inductors!!

I did alot of trial and error with the presures. 50 and above, with no weight, makes them a little slippy on a wet road. I've been running 45 for quite some time now and getting a nice even wear on the tread. The way I drive may also have something to do with the slick when wet problem. Ya see, I'm a natural born and raised Yankee. That means my right foot is 10 lbs. heavier than my left foot...:drv:

PHOENIX
12-26-2012, 11:55 AM
know the exhaust looks kin of crappy, but was mostly and experiment.
When what's on there craps out, I'll have a shop use it as a pattern and weld me up a nice stainless rig.
Oh, I forgot to mention how nice and rumbly this system sounds. You "Jet Heads" do like that kind of noise, right?!?!?!:biggrin::biggrin:d

PHOENIX
12-26-2012, 09:35 PM
No interest...so..figure it out for yourself....