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At the risk of getting flamed...
Ok. I used this site for info when I bought my truck in the spring. I used it when I did a few lipstick mods also. It has a wealth of info and I am extremely grateful that it even exists... Having said that, I'm in a position of needing some advice. I spent the last hour and a half searching and I have a half asses idea of what I need, but I'd like to run it by you guys and get your opinions.
-'06 completely stock (aside from a small lift, 35" rubber)
-I bought the truck and used it for a few months of rv'ing in the summer and it's sat in storage since.
-Just pulled it back out, as I am opting to use it for my work as opposed to the company truck. (Potential to make decent $$ as a tax free benefit)
-Usage will be 99% highway. I don't drive it around the city hardly at all.
-Looking only to maximize the earning potential by increasing fuel mileage. I know it's not easy to stay out of the fun pedal once it has a bit more snap but believe me I will be treating it as a money maker. As gay as it sounds, I will likely hardly even speed. I have other toys for that and I really am focusing on the health and fuel mileage of the truck. I don't want or need more power unless it is a necessary byproduct of increased fuel economy.
-It still has 10K left under warranty, but I am not concerned with that. I am willing to void the warranty.
-I'm looking for a concise list of mod's that will maximize the mileage while at the same time doing what I can to preserve the drive train. I know that is somewhat of an oxymoron, but I do understand that mod's will inevitably tax the system. I just want to do everything in my power to mitigate the wear.
-Not at all trying to come across as ****y or wealthy (I'm far from it), but I do want to make sure I use the best stuff available the first time. I'm not looking to cut any corners. Having said that I won't be pulling the heads for the way I plan to use this truck. I'll wait for them to let go on there own and then upgrade the hardware. I will have the money put aside for it, but I'm choosing to cross that bridge when I am pushed onto it. lol. Like I said, it will be babied and virtually all highway miles.
-I need advice regarding what mod's I should be considering for this. My hour or two of searching has told me that the SCT tuner will likely be my best choice. I'm assuming some form of EGR delete, some gauges (would prefer not to have pillar mounts). Would exhaust be necessary for a mileage oriented application? I have no problem paying for a custom tune if it is needed.
Thanks for taking the time to help answer what is probably the same set of questions you guys see here on a daily basis. Cheers. Kevin.