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Old 01-19-2008, 04:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
Big Dave
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The Red Baron - '00 Ford F-350 XLT
90 day: 27.99 mpg (US)

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Get your best reading glasses and put on a pot of joe. This is a treasure trove.

Couple of thoughts:
1. I am encouraged that his canopy and air dam wound up looking a lot like mine. See Pg. 161 & 167. My canopy is a flatter than his, but in its next iteration, it will not be so flat.
2. I see he couldn't keep his air dam all that tight to the ground either. Mine wears to about a 1.5 inch clearance.
3. A fuel economy improvement of 20+% with just two changes in impressive.
4. Side skirts would have helped but he'd have lost his nerf bars and needed a step ladder to get into that truck.

2000 Ford F-350 SC 4x2 6 Speed Manual
4" Slam
3.08:1 gears and Gear Vendor Overdrive
Rubber Conveyor Belt Air Dam

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