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Old 03-08-2019, 11:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Since I have one also, 1st: you are a couple of inches taller than me, and it is body lift & taller tires. 2: the exhaust side will probably melt any nearby coroplast if the engine is doing any serious work. 3: I'm at 7886 # with my fat butt in the front seat and I go off road (gently since it is 2wd) all the time. I don't watch the bed or cab flex, it is way too scary. When you can see 2 inches of cab high camper shell in the side mirrors, the frame has to be flexing.

That said, I get anything from 18.5 to 22 mpg depending on fuel mix and how annoying commute traffic is. Back in the days of real diesel, I got 25. As I see it, aerodynamic drag is my biggest problem, under vehicle drag is probably 1/4 of total.
2000 F250 7.3 CC 20+ MPG @ 10000 #
2013 Golf tdi 47.5 mpg neutered, 1500 mi beer run
1988 Ranger EV Volt batts>> 18,000 MPG and climbing. Rag overhaul.

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