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Tuning for mpg

So I'm about to start getting tunes just wondering if anyone has had luck with a tune getting good highway mpg I have gotten 23 before almost completely stock. I have heard the high hp tunes are best as long as you can keep your foot out of it. Any truth to that

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I'm sorry but I don't see how you got 23mpg stock. Alot of tuned guys don't even get that close. Did you hand calculate that? And yes the highest setting will usually get you the best mpg.

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Yea hand calculated that I only had a 4 inch turbo back I would do 5 over the speed limit. It was 97% highway. I just didn't drive the truck hard gunned it maybe once or twice during the drive.

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So the bad news is u don't see me getting much higher then that I assume? As far as mpg go?

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My truck got it's best mileage when I put on an AFE Stage II intake, CFM+ large mounth intake elbow and cold side CAC, Magnaflow 5in turbo back exhaust (w/4in down pipe), and the canned SCT Performance tune. With that setup I was getting over 20 mpg on the hwy and over 18 mpg of mixed driving. And my fuel economy dropped by over 2 mpg. Just before I took my truck down for the work I'm doing to it, I could get 17 mpg with mixed driving on Eric's Xtreme X, my 190/100s, and the Stage 3.5 turbo. It's not bad and not great IMO but I'm good with that.

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I bet your truck is a beast to drive for its power levels I would be happy with that mileage

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When I got my best I was trying to get good mileage not my normal driving habits driving mostly city/ back roads I get 14-15

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23mpg is Disneyland. Never...ever heard of anyone getting that kind of mileage with any kind of tune. If that's what you're getting, no point in shooting any higher. It's a truck and its probably weighing north of 7000.

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would a new turbo like a mtw stage 1 or a hybrid increase fuel economey

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Egr block off, 4 inch turbo back ss magnaflow exhaust, billet turbo wheel, 05 Harley headlights, S&B intake, XDP coolant filter, tuned with Sct by PHP, BDS Dual rear add a leaf, Firestone ride rite airbags, 2 12 inch kicker subs, infinity rear speakers, mb quart frontdoor speakers, mb quart amp, autopumpkin Android headunit, torque pro.
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While we are here anyone have any comparisons between looney wild and SPD on mileage? That 23 mpg just sounds ridiculous lol but back when I ran en edge I got north of 20mpg but hand calculated of course so who knows.

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