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2010 4500 fuel milage

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hi my grandpap just got a 2010 4500 quad cab with a dump bed. his old 99 ford f450 that he traded only got 8mpg and he got this truck hoping for better what do you think on average he will be seeing? he doesnt haul very much just mostly drivin around
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my 5500 empty (10k lbs) has a worst of low 12s with a high of 16 MPG. Usualy runs around 14-14.5 MPG. I would definatly have him look for a programmer to turn off the regen as soon as they get the boot loader cracked.
 

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Where did he find a 2010 4500? I have checked everywhere down here and can't find one. Everyone has 2009's and telling me there no 10's around and the 11's will be hitting at the end of April
 

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Where did he find a 2010 4500? I have checked everywhere down here and can't find one. Everyone has 2009's and telling me there no 10's around and the 11's will be hitting at the end of April
he got it at a place called new holland auto group in pa. but the 2010 45-5500 dont look like the new 2010;s they still look like the 06 and up.... and he wont buy a programmer i already tried to talk him into it he doesnt wanna do anything with the exhaust or nuthin...
 

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he got it at a place called new holland auto group in pa. but the 2010 45-5500 dont look like the new 2010;s they still look like the 06 and up.... and he wont buy a programmer i already tried to talk him into it he doesnt wanna do anything with the exhaust or nuthin...
I worked for a company that has an 03 f-450 dump that got between 6-8mpg all the time, LOL

he will get way better then 8mpg, that cummins even with all of the regen stuff will net him 13-14 ish i guess.


My 08 3500 with 4.10's gets 14.5 no matter what i do.

so im assuming he has the 4.56's?
 

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My 08 3500 with 4.10's gets 14.5 no matter what i do.

so im assuming he has the 4.56's?
14.5 hauling? sincerely doubt it...best my 07 will do is 11ish... best its done empty is 15.6 on the highway for 500 miles...

and fyi, dodge doesnt have 4.56 gears...its 4.10, 4.44, and 4.88
 

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14.5 hauling? sincerely doubt it...best my 07 will do is 11ish... best its done empty is 15.6 on the highway for 500 miles...

and fyi, dodge doesnt have 4.56 gears...its 4.10, 4.44, and 4.88
Yep, Hand calculated, on all trips, to and from flordia, to and from Ohio and the base is Jersey.

Make sure your tires are properly adjusted, before in filled them up my first tank was 9.9 empty, topped the tires off to the door spec and ive been 14.5 ever since.


Ive towed 18,500lbs to Florida and gotten between 14-14.5 mpg, and drove back empty and gotten 14.5 on the way home.
 

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14.5 hauling? sincerely doubt it...best my 07 will do is 11ish... best its done empty is 15.6 on the highway for 500 miles...

and fyi, dodge doesnt have 4.56 gears...its 4.10, 4.44, and 4.88
My 3500 c/c is getting right around 14'ish towing a 15-k lb horse trailer and 17'ish unloaded......(4.10 gears)
 

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yup my 3500 gets anywhere from 16.5 To 18.5 on average when running long stretches of interstate. Towing is usually from 12.5-14.5 depending on what i am hauling.

Was eyeballing a 4500 tho and I am curious what kind of mileage people are seeing. Only reason is I would like a quadcab and keep my 84" cab to axle. BUT 4.44s may be too steep for me to stay profitable unless i trade one of our cars in for a 1500 for all my smaller loads.
 

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pepsi, nostroker, are you both dpf-less?

im very very close to pulling the trigger on that.....
 

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pepsi, nostroker, are you both dpf-less?

im very very close to pulling the trigger on that.....
no, im fully emisisons complient. as long as i do not have issues then i'll let it stay "stock"

BUT i never tow anything under 18,000lbs with the truck, i don't use it as a "daily" driver, and under acceleration im hard i usually run 2,100-2,300 rm wise during acceleration, same as i do with my 5.9L, i also keep the EB on, and haven't had the dealer flash it for anything.

I did have them enable the high idle on the truck,a nd when im at truck stops i leave the EB on and and the truck in neutral and so far haven't had any issues.
 

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yup my 3500 gets anywhere from 16.5 To 18.5 on average when running long stretches of interstate. Towing is usually from 12.5-14.5 depending on what i am hauling.

Was eyeballing a 4500 tho and I am curious what kind of mileage people are seeing. Only reason is I would like a quadcab and keep my 84" cab to axle. BUT 4.44s may be too steep for me to stay profitable unless i trade one of our cars in for a 1500 for all my smaller loads.
Have you looked for 4.30 gears? What are hauling that you think you need a 4500?
 

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Have you looked for 4.30 gears? What are hauling that you think you need a 4500?
Dont really need a 4500, but i would like a quad cab along with the 84" cab to axle. Just got back from Iowa and not having a place to properly (or legally) lay down kind of sucks.

I do sometimes haul some smaller B.O.P.'s that are just barely too heavy for my 3500 and sometimes i also carry small spools for em so I pull my 20' GN.

Only problem is with the nature of what i haul the majority time I come home empty so the decrease in mileage would be felt greatly.

However I have considered trading in the car i used to drive before trucking for a 1/2 ton that would get way better mileage for my hotshots.
 

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Dont really need a 4500, but i would like a quad cab along with the 84" cab to axle. Just got back from Iowa and not having a place to properly (or legally) lay down kind of sucks.

I do sometimes haul some smaller B.O.P.'s that are just barely too heavy for my 3500 and sometimes i also carry small spools for em so I pull my 20' GN.

Only problem is with the nature of what i haul the majority time I come home empty so the decrease in mileage would be felt greatly.

However I have considered trading in the car i used to drive before trucking for a 1/2 ton that would get way better mileage for my hotshots.
I agree with the quad cab or the new crew cab, the extra room inside comes in very handy, plus the longer wheelbase helps non-towing ride comfort.

Here's what you need for those overloads. I wish I had known about these springs before I spent $600+ on my Firestone bags that don't help my ride comfort non-towing;

"Overload and stabilizing leaf springs are SuperSprings, better than air bags."

Hell I used to hotshot with a Ford Ranger. :S: (Not recommended lol) I once had to hotshot a 900lb pallet of stuff. It was only a four mile run so I didn't break anything.
 

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2010 4500

My 2010 gets 12.5 mpg with the GVW at about 12000# full time. Dodge made a run of 2010 4500/5500 for a month or so in October, the 2011 comes out in April with the new body style and a new UREA emmision control system...Yup they spray a UREA mist into the exhaust system to lower some emission value.
 
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