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Is there something wrong with my BadSquatch? I'm getting 10.7mpg city and Baaaaaaaby the throttle especially during break in. I keep seeing people with the same package clocking 16-17. I love this thing, but ouch!!
it will be much better after 800 miles..also one of my turbo tubes was not attached ..so check on that..are you under boosting ?
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First time poster, long time lercher.

Is there something wrong with my BadSquatch? I'm getting 10.7mpg city and Baaaaaaaby the throttle especially during break in. I keep seeing people with the same package clocking 16-17. I love this thing, but ouch!!
Brook, I just bought my first turbo last year wrapped in a Ford Ranger. I was worried I had a lemmon at first myself. My problem was starting from a stop. Some smarter folks than me on the Ranger forum advised to pay attention when starting off. If you try to hard you're putting your foot in the turbo, and it's sucking gas really fast. When I finally figured it out the mpg's were much better. Try that to see if it helps. Plus, as stated above the engine needs a little breaking in time.
 
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I would be very curious to do a fair comparison test between a JLU on 35’s vs a Bronco on 35’s as far as mileage is concerned. Just doing some research on the JL forums about half of people say that 35’s don’t affect the mileage too much, and half the people say they start getting 15-16 MPG. Would be interesting to see the difference.
I have two buddies with 35” tires on Rubicons and they both average 16mpg. Physics is real. If gas prices come back down most Bronco owners won’t care about mpg.
 

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I have found that I get upwards of 21 MPG if solely highway. Mixed with a majority around town and hilly backroads I have been averaging 17-18. Black Diamond 7MT. It all depends on how much fun I am having. I can't imagine larger tires and Panda tune is going to help 😆

I started using Fuelly and honestly the dash has been pretty accurate.
 

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The 100 miles pure slow highway since then are 22.1
 

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FE and, after 700 miles, I'm getting 18.9 mixed highway/street and mountain roads.
 

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First time poster, long time lercher.

Is there something wrong with my BadSquatch? I'm getting 10.7mpg city and Baaaaaaaby the throttle especially during break in. I keep seeing people with the same package clocking 16-17. I love this thing, but ouch!!
Pics or it didn’t happen. ;)
 

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Still waiting on reports from Badlands SAS owners driving at 75-85 mph.. NOBODY drives 60 in Texas...........
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So I get a Bronco and the same mileage as my gap vehicle (2018 3.5 NA Explorer)? Okay.
 

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My neighbor says he’s averaging right at 17 mpg for his 4dr wildtrak and has had it for about 2 months now, and that’s better than we get real world in our jk wrangler on 32” at tires. We live in a pretty bad area for good mpg’s (west Austin, a lot of hilly highway stop lights with breaking on downhills and accelerating to 60 mph on uphills). Short trips <5 miles and heavy idling with tons of stopping will result in well less than epa city mpg’s. But if your trips are over 5 miles and you’re baby-ing it, yeah, I’d say something ain’t right.
Thanks for your input. Really appreciate it.
 

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it will be much better after 800 miles..also one of my turbo tubes was not attached ..so check on that..are you under boosting ?
I'm just light footing it. Under boosting? Donno. I might take it to the stealership here pretty soon.
 

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Pics or it didn’t happen. ;)
Hahaha, is that how it works here?
Things are looking up, not 10.7......11.7. still very concerning. And, I only have 260 miles as you can see. Someone said it "!ay" get better with break in, who knows. But living in Cali, $90 bucks to fill this hog!
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Flip it while you can. I suspect the F150 Lightening and GMC Hummers will be the next big thing demanding tens of thousands over ADM, while the Bronco slides back to MSRP.
 

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It's because you're driving it with the brake on 🤣

No I think something is not right. Either you're very heavy footed, but you think you're being easy on it, or your engine is working a lot harder than it should be.

As mentioned, there was a person with their turbo hoses loose So the engine wasn't getting the boost it needed and so it was working much harder.

Which reminds me, one other idea would be that you're looking at average. If you were doing a lot of city driving (which also includes freeway with a lot of stop and go there in LA), then your average is going to be low.

When you are cruising down the freeway at say 55 or 60 MPH, what does it show for the current MPG?

Just to give and example, setting cruise control at 60 mph, my car gets 44 MPG. I speed up to 75 and I dropped down to about 37 MPG. However my average is 31 MPG because of the city stop and go part. That's a drop in over 10 mpg once you factor in a heavy foot and city traffic.
 

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Hahaha, is that how it works here?
Things are looking up, not 10.7......11.7. still very concerning. And, I only have 260 miles as you can see. Someone said it "!ay" get better with break in, who knows. But living in Cali, $90 bucks to fill this hog!
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I was really hoping for your sake that you'd accidentally set it to metric...
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