Trailblazer 2011-05-23 17:40:49
I’m sorry to bother, but would i be better off with the 5.0 for commuting?
i will be driving about 70 miles a day, probably in overdrive. would the
302 give me better mileage? I juse love those trucks, they drive great, and
if i can afford to drive one daily, i’d like to.
Plasyd 2011-05-23 17:40:57
If you’re mainly going to commute, get a base Ranger 5 speed, with the 4
Last tank gave me 31 MPG, although I usually just get 25-27 in town.
And, 143 horses in nothing to complain about.
Aboveallplumbe 2011-05-23 17:41:27
he said he was looking for a truck.
Nm5k 2011-05-23 17:41:55
Yea, they got a lot of low rpm torque. Myself, I think it depends on
the use, which engine is best. For a work truck, I’d go with the 300.
It will haul or pull anything nearly. As one mentioned, it’s also
very easy to work on in general. I can rebuild the YF 1 barrel carbs
in about 20 min…A six is also pretty smooth if it’s running well.
But if the truck will strictly be a street cruiser, I’d go with the
It’ll rev higher, and will sound better also…:) A 302 mufflered
right has a nice throaty sound…Also the 351 is a good truck
engine..Better than the 302 really from what I’ve heard, but I never
had a 351 in a truck.
My present truck is a 1968 F-250. It was built a work truck, and has
the 300, a T-18, and the dana 60 4.10 rear which is limited slip. I
have a utility bed and camper shell on it. The 300 is a pretty good
engine for that particular truck.
We once had a 73 f-100 with a 302 and a column 3 speed. It was a fun
street truck. We had it dueled out, and it sounded and ran good. But I
bet my 68 with the 300 would drag it down the street screaming, if I
hooked chains together…
I got that 300 torque at low rpm’s, and the t-18 granny gear…:) But
the 73 with the 302 was geared better for the highway. I hear many
that call the 302 totally wimpy for a truck, but I don’t think it was
*that* bad…I kind of liked it myself. The one we had got pretty good
MPG with it’s small 2 barrel. MK
Mombu 2011-05-23 19:36:48
I had a ’84 F150 with a 4.9 carburated engine. Maybe 18 mpg on the
Good low end torque, you could put a 1,000 lbs in the bed and you
would never know it was there.
But weak on top end, 73 mph was max speed on level ground.