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I have the 3.73 rear end and got 18.9 after a reset and on the flats at 55mph (Ca. max when towing) while towing my boat and fully loaded. Just an FYI, if you're towing and have proper trailer tires, they are rated up to a max of 65 mph. I don't know exactly why I get such good mileage and I won't even attempt to hypothesize. My F150 has the 3.31 and it's about the same when empty but I drop to 14 +/- when loaded.

Yeah I know, it doesn't make sense to me either. Maybe I need to stop thinking old school.
Because your gearing and load is in the sweet spot while the lower numbered ratio probably causes the engine to add more boost to do the same work. More boost =more fuel.
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Because your gearing and load is in the sweet spot while the lower numbered ratio probably causes the engine to add more boost to do the same work. More boost =more fuel.
There's no doubt in my mind that the gearing is better with the 3.73. It shifts smooth as silk and never seems to strain even on long steep hills. My F150 shifts poorly and I have to use tow haul mode a lot. Not so with the Transit. I have it but haven't needed it yet. The turbo lag isn't as prominent on the Transit either.

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should have bought your transit in Mexico, I get 29mpg in town and highway depends on how fast you drive. At 55mph I can get around 40mpg, but at 70 it is more like 25-29. I have a 6 speed manual trans, fwd, 3 ton van, 9 passengers, 2.2 TDI which you can't get up there either, too bad, they are great little vans
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should have bought your transit in Mexico, I get 29mpg in town and highway depends on how fast you drive. At 55mph I can get around 40mpg, but at 70 it is more like 25-29. I have a 6 speed manual trans, fwd, 3 ton van, 9 passengers, 2.2 TDI which you can't get up there either, too bad, they are great little vans
Yea, but mine does over 100mph and I still haven't had the speed limiter kick in!
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I'm looking at buying a high roof. Still unsure on the engine. I started wading through this topic but didn't get very far. Is there a synopsis or graph of what mpg people are getting for the 3.5 with 3.31 rear end and their specific roof?
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I'm looking at buying a high roof. Still unsure on the engine. I started wading through this topic but didn't get very far. Is there a synopsis or graph of what mpg people are getting for the 3.5 with 3.31 rear end and their specific roof?
Not a bad idea. But, quick reference chart does not exist. When you look for MPG numbers, make sure the references are for long-term use, calculated by means other than the dash readout. Otherwise, you get some crazy anomalies, in addition to the dash display typically being high by about 1 mpg.

For what it's worth, with my medium roof and that drive train, 21000 miles of mixed driving, my average is 17.4 mpg.

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I closed out my year this afternoon. In October I put on new, larger tires(245/75 R16) I corrected my odometer miles by 8%.

Totals for 2016:

Miles- 73,305
Gallons- 4124.3
MPG- 17.7
Total $- 8,384.00
CPM- 0.114
PPG- $2.03
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