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Old 04-05-2017, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default Need opinions on F250 6.2L...

Anybody on here own a Ford F250 with the 6.2L gas engine? I'm looking at a 2016 with 12,000 miles on it. It is an extended cab and has a lift with 35's. I'm curious what the gas mileage would be, how powerful it is and what the projected lifespan might be with these engines. Any issues that I should know about? I'm used to gas drinking big v8's but wasn't sure if it would get 9mpg bad or 12-14 range on the highway with the big tires... any info would be appreciated. I may pull the trigger pretty fast on this truck because it won't last long.
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:30 PM   #2
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No experience with ford, but my 5.7L Powerwagon on 35's got about 11


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Old 04-05-2017, 06:07 PM   #3
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I've got a 2016 crew cab 4x4 gas with 13000 miles.
10.5 in town 15 if I'm lucky on the hwy. Stock wheels and tires. Do some searching here. Good info.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/forum30/
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With 35's your looking at 12-15 depending on how you drive.


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Old 04-05-2017, 08:24 PM   #5
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I bought a new one 6 months ago and love it. 13 to 15 mpg, mucho powerand just hope it has a long long long life span
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:29 PM   #6
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With 35's your looking at 12-15 depending on how you drive.


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Sorry Justin, but I think even 12 is a stretch with 35s AND a lift.

OP, what size is the lift? Also, I assume it is 4wd (since there isn't any other type of truck! )
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:25 PM   #7
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Sorry Justin, but I think even 12 is a stretch with 35s AND a lift.

OP, what size is the lift? Also, I assume it is 4wd (since there isn't any other type of truck! )
Yes it's 4wd. I'm not sure if it's a 4" or 6" lift to be honest. It looks like 6" to me because there is lots of room for the 35's. Reading on the Ford forum that was recommended in an earlier post, it looks like 15mpg is tops on the highway empty. It looks like the mixed driving I would be doing would be 12-13mpg. Heck I only get 13.5-14mpg out of my 4wd Titan on 33's so I would be pleased if a 6.2L would get 13ish.
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:17 PM   #8
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I drive a 4 door with ranch hand on the front for work. Never get over 14 mpg and by that I mean 13.8!. Stock tires and stock suspension. It has good power, not a race car but pulls decent. We run on rough arse lease roads in East Texas and get 150k easily before selling.
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Yes it's 4wd. I'm not sure if it's a 4" or 6" lift to be honest. It looks like 6" to me because there is lots of room for the 35's. Reading on the Ford forum that was recommended in an earlier post, it looks like 15mpg is tops on the highway empty. It looks like the mixed driving I would be doing would be 12-13mpg. Heck I only get 13.5-14mpg out of my 4wd Titan on 33's so I would be pleased if a 6.2L would get 13ish.
I think the 15mpg is with stock tires and stock suspension. I can see you are leaning towards convincing yourself it will get 12-13.

You are talking about a 3/4 ton gasser with 35" tires and a 4-6" lift suspension here...you won't get there IMO.
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:36 PM   #10
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Friend of mine has a 12 with the 6.2 and 35s. He averages 9.
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:16 AM   #11
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By the way you will hate going from a 4 door truck to a extended cab truck.

My dad has a stock 3/4 ton z71 6.0 GMC and he gets 14-15 and 9-10 when towing.

My uncle has the 3/4 ford 6.2 and his fuel mileage is virtually the same as my dads and both trucks bone stock.

Unless that truck has been regeared I can't see it getting better than 12-13 and I'm being pretty liberal on my guesses.


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Old 04-06-2017, 06:07 AM   #12
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I had a F-250 2 wheel drive with the 6.2 as a company truck. I averaged 11 in it with 285/70/17 Duratracs. Granted my truck was loaded with tools, but I would be suprised if you get 12-13 with a lifted 4x4 on 35s. On the other hand, I was suprised with the power of the 6.2. It was a huge upgrade from the 5.4.
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Old 04-06-2017, 08:21 AM   #13
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All our gas work trucks got maybe 12 on a good day. I'd say expect 9-11

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Old 04-06-2017, 08:52 AM   #14
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Seems like most are saying 12mpg on a good day with 10 being more realistic. I only drive about 14k miles a year so I can deal with that. From what I read online the reliability of these engines is good. I may go drive it and talk to them today. I'm still tossing around the idea of another half ton...specifically a Tundra, but the 4wd in my budget all seem to be 2013-2014 with 50-60k miles on them. Decisions, decisions... Thanks for the input guys
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:08 AM   #15
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I'd pass just because of the extended cab
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:35 PM   #16
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Well went to check it out today and the extended cab was just too small and it looked like it had been offroad ALOT in its short 12k mile lifespan so I passed... I've decided to just go try and get a new F150 crewcab tomorrow. It looks like Planet Ford has some sweet deals on some ecoboosts right now.
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:38 PM   #17
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I have a 2013, 6.2 4x4 CC and average around 12 for a monthly average. The best thing I did was have it tuned, that really woke the truck up. I just turned 80k and pull all kinds of trailers etc. I really enjoy the truck but I got it cheap when it was new.
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:08 PM   #18
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I am going to add some info. I am guessing my aftermarket 20" tires are 33-34". no lift. I run the **** out out of this truck. I am that guy that runs 80-90 plus in a 75. Depending on load and which trailer I am pulling I run it 80-90. This is on open interstate. In these scenarios I am pulling tractors,trucks on a 20' GN with 14 plies. Running 12k or so, you are in 5th,after the tune the gear hunting stopped and it pulls good with moderate gear hunt. Heaviest to date was a 45'-rv triple axle, triple slide ,18k on an 80 mile pull to buddies lease RV to his lease. I was in the 8-9mpg at 65 mph. When I was pricing trucks, I could buy 2 of these for 1 diesel. We also run these at our company and average mid to hi 200,000 before trading in. Good luck on your chince
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:22 AM   #19
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I am going to add some info. I am guessing my aftermarket 20" tires are 33-34". no lift. I run the **** out out of this truck. I am that guy that runs 80-90 plus in a 75. Depending on load and which trailer I am pulling I run it 80-90. This is on open interstate. In these scenarios I am pulling tractors,trucks on a 20' GN with 14 plies. Running 12k or so, you are in 5th,after the tune the gear hunting stopped and it pulls good with moderate gear hunt. Heaviest to date was a 45'-rv triple axle, triple slide ,18k on an 80 mile pull to buddies lease RV to his lease. I was in the 8-9mpg at 65 mph. When I was pricing trucks, I could buy 2 of these for 1 diesel. We also run these at our company and average mid to hi 200,000 before trading in. Good luck on your chince
what gears did you go with and who did your tunes? I have had a powerstroke the last 16 years and went with a F150 crew because I no longer tow like I used to but now I really don't like the little bed and am needing to go back to a little more payload due to needing to put a hay spear on my truck. I love the ecoboost but think I may get fun of for running around with a spear on a F150 ( I thought about putting airbags on it to compensate for the hay weight). Id love to go back to a super duty but definitely cant justify a diesel as much as I wish I could but I get decent mileage with my EB even towing and don't wanna lose all the mpg's but if its not terrible and has the get up and go like my eco does I would make the switch

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Old 07-17-2017, 09:18 AM   #20
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I'm looking hard at this one. Waiting on a dude to call me back to start the back and forth process and see if I can get the price where I want it without having to sell my jeep to get it.

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Old 07-17-2017, 09:43 AM   #21
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I'm looking hard at this one. Waiting on a dude to call me back to start the back and forth process and see if I can get the price where I want it without having to sell my jeep to get it.

http://billfickfordhuntsville.com/Ho...ruck/53070109/
Nice.
I bought mine from Jeremy Lundsford at Bill Fick.
Super nice guy and easy to deal with.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:50 AM   #22
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Nice.
I bought mine from Jeremy Lundsford at Bill Fick.
Super nice guy and easy to deal with.
Thanks for the name. Was it someone you knew or were referred to? Or just the guy you ended up dealing with?
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:58 AM   #23
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I'm looking hard at this one. Waiting on a dude to call me back to start the back and forth process and see if I can get the price where I want it without having to sell my jeep to get it.

http://billfickfordhuntsville.com/Ho...ruck/53070109/
What price are you shooting for? Nice truck, other than the 3' bed
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What price are you shooting for? Nice truck, other than the 3' bed
As my wife says, I'm "Parking Challenged". That 8' bed would cost me a lot of time and deductibles.
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Thanks for the name. Was it someone you knew or were referred to? Or just the guy you ended up dealing with?
Just happened to be the one who contacted me when I emailed regarding pricing.
I was going back and forth with them and autonation in Katy.
Jeremy was always quick to respond to emails and offered the better price.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:27 AM   #26
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As much as i like our 3/4 Ton gasser, it would probably have been better to buy the diesel in the first place. I have a 2014 Ram with a 5.7 Hemi. It tows decent but i find it to be under powered pulling my 20 ft gooseneck with two horses in it. Plus the gas models dont have squat for resale value. Mine only has 22K miles on it and i can barely squeeze 20K trade in no matter who i talk with. It has its place, but it isnt for us and i regret it actually. Chalk this one up to a learning experience.
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As much as i like our 3/4 Ton gasser, it would probably have been better to buy the diesel in the first place. I have a 2014 Ram with a 5.7 Hemi. It tows decent but i find it to be under powered pulling my 20 ft gooseneck with two horses in it. Plus the gas models dont have squat for resale value. Mine only has 22K miles on it and i can barely squeeze 20K trade in no matter who i talk with. It has its place, but it isnt for us and i regret it actually. Chalk this one up to a learning experience.
I hear ya. But the 6.4L hemi is the standard gasser now. Lot of good feedback from owners. As mentioned in other threads....diesel is 8-9k upgrade and getting that back on resale isn't going to happen very often..

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Old 07-17-2017, 12:26 PM   #28
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I get what you're saying. They each have their niche. I lost that battle when i failed to do proper research.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:52 PM   #29
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Just happened to be the one who contacted me when I emailed regarding pricing.
I was going back and forth with them and autonation in Katy.
Jeremy was always quick to respond to emails and offered the better price.
He said they shipped that truck to another dealer today. Boooooo.


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Old 07-17-2017, 09:33 PM   #30
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He said they shipped that truck to another dealer today. Boooooo.


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Well crap!
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