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Factory Spec: 4.7-liter V8 engine - 310 horsepower, 330 lb-ft of torque.


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Is it easy to use the programmer? do you unplug it when your done, or does it have to be plugged in all of the time?
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Probably throw some regular sized street tires on there and I bet you'll see a pretty good increase. It won't have to turn those big 35's around. That's partially why I don't want to up my tire size, but at the same time I would love to.
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jgshannon is dead on, not only are the tires larger diameter and harder to turn, but they are heavier as well....the programmers are simple, you just follow the instructions after you plug it in, you select the options/settings you want, and then it will tell you to cycle the ignition a few times, it takes about 15 minutes to do everything, then you unplug it.
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Cruise control helps mpg not hurts.....steadier cruising vs. slowing down slightly then re accelerating as you aren't as steady as a computer, only exception might be on hills as the engine will end up basically flooring it all the time.
I have experienced a decrease in mileage as well using cruise in my 2007 I have 3.55 gears and the throttle will bury log before it kicks down just wasting fuel. I get better overall mileage with out cruise.
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I have experienced a decrease in mileage as well using cruise in my 2007 I have 3.55 gears and the throttle will bury log before it kicks down just wasting fuel. I get better overall mileage with out cruise.
Not only is it your and my experience with the decrease in MPG with cruise but the manufacture says it in the damn manual also.
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You say with cruise on it will bury the throttle before downshifting but this means your on a grade, like I said before it is only beneficial on flat ground where there isn't any throttle movement. I'm in florida so everything's flat, cruise control will help your mpg on flat ground, but I can believe that it would hurt your mpg on grades. On my 1981 F100 with a 3 speed auto, I would set the cruise just above where the converter would stall (about 2000rpm) and I'd get roughly 15-17 mpg highway, whereas if I didn't use cruise control it'd get more like 12 on the highway, although that setup is very different than modern cars...locking converters help ALOT too! I'm sure if you lived in a place like virginia or something cruise control would be detrimental to your gas mileage with everything being on a hill. Moral of the story is: flat ground, cruise should improve your mpg(very slightly if at all); on hills, cruise could potentially decrease your mpg.
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You say with cruise on it will bury the throttle before downshifting but this means your on a grade, like I said before it is only beneficial on flat ground where there isn't any throttle movement. I'm in florida so everything's flat, cruise control will help your mpg on flat ground, but I can believe that it would hurt your mpg on grades. On my 1981 F100 with a 3 speed auto, I would set the cruise just above where the converter would stall (about 2000rpm) and I'd get roughly 15-17 mpg highway, whereas if I didn't use cruise control it'd get more like 12 on the highway, although that setup is very different than modern cars...locking converters help ALOT too! I'm sure if you lived in a place like virginia or something cruise control would be detrimental to your gas mileage with everything being on a hill. Moral of the story is: flat ground, cruise should improve your mpg(very slightly if at all); on hills, cruise could potentially decrease your mpg.
I'm in Florida as well, and for the most part the pavement is pretty flat and even. I use cruse control when I have to go like 55 down a long country road because It is so hard for me to keep it at 55 without wanting to go faster lol... But when I am lets say driving to New Jersey then hell yea I will use cruse, I did it half way without cruse and my heals were in pain. But anyways I tested both local and long distance driving. And my results were pretty much with cruse you get a little less MPG and without cruse you get a little Better. But of course different cars and so on so forth. Possibly different octanes of gas and different maintain schedules all so many variables. But anyways I just going to stick with cruse for long distance driving cause a couple less MPG is better then bad foot and knee pain.
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