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Owner: Noahfreak
The Beast: 1988 Ford F150 XLT Lariat, Supercab, Long Bed
Displacement: 4.9 L
Fuel type: gasoline
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 4316 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.44
Frontal area: 33.4 sq.ft.
Description: This is a mostly stock F150 that was purchased with economy in mind, both in initial and maintenance costs and fuel economy.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: None, currently almost got it restored to stock running condition. The truck was almost junk yard ready when I bought it. Have rebuilt electrical system, ignition system, smog system, engine and rear end.

Planned Mods: Switching M5R2 5 speed transmission to the ZF S5-42 wide ratio 5 speed transmission (has higher numerical 1st gear and lower numerical overdrive). New drive shaft u-joints. Vacuum gauge. Scanning tool. Front air dam. Will possibly lower suspension depending on what other mods yield, but would like to keep the already lower 2wd ground clearance where it is. I need to use this off road on occasion. May also consider hinged side skirts and/or belly pan and/or partially blocked out grill. May also return current 31" tires to stock P235/75R15 to reduce rotating mass and lower stance some.
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 14 mpg(US)
EPA highway 18 mpg(US)
EPA combined 16 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 13.65 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 12.96 mpg(US)
90 days 13.61 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Mar 12, 2014

(Created: 2013-07-08 02:47:40 / Modified: 2014-04-12 20:10:27)

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