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Old 06-19-2015, 03:04 PM   #123 (permalink)
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Not sure if this qualifies as a "success story" or not, but I own a 2014 F150 Super Crew 4x4 Lariat w/the 6.5' bed, 3.5L Ecoboost and 3.55 rear end. I live 42 miles away from work, so I commute 84 miles round trip 5 days per week. Yes, a small car would do me well but I actually use my truck for hauling a boat, atv, and for hunting.

Using some mild hypermiling techniques and tires at 44 psi (max sidewall as they're OEM P-rated tires, not LT tires) I am now averaging a hand-calculated 20.1 mpg when doing 63 mph using cruise control almost all of the 42 miles. I might could bump up some more if I started DWL. I am also looking into some subtle aero-mods such as belly pan panels and perhaps an aerolid or partial bed cover of sorts (would love to build something like Brett (bondo) made for his F150s that is professional looking and painted to match).
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