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2005 6.0 question

Hello all. I have a 2005 f350 with a 6.0. What is the best combination of upgrades to improve fuel mileage (air intake, exhaust, power module)?
I dont really need more power, but I do need better fuel mileage. Getting 11-12 mpg now. Thanks in advance....
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Hello all. I have a 2005 f350 with a 6.0. What is the best combination of upgrades to improve fuel mileage (air intake, exhaust, power module)?
I dont really need more power, but I do need better fuel mileage. Getting 11-12 mpg now. Thanks in advance....
is your truck DRW? i found that lower friction highway tires were beneficial if your not doing anything off road, i got better mileage with my banks ram air, egr delete (.5-1MPG not a big help), and the FICM Atlas 40 tune.. exhaust keeps your egts down and helps with fuel economy, and its said if you keep your foot out of the throttle a street performance tune can help (be cautious without head studs) i have gotten 24.6 MPGs in my SRW f250 when really being careful with the gas

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Truck is DRW. 4Wd as well. Like I say, there has gotta be a way to squeeze some more MPG out of this truck. 99% of the time its unloaded. Whats the best cold air intake? Im partial to AFE but open to opinions. What is a good tuner for MPG? I used an EDGE box on my Cummins and was very happy with it. Ideas?
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I wouldn't worry about getting an intake because the stock one does great until you get a bigger turbo. With a 6.0 the best tuner is an sct.

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Tune up! Then an economy programmer would help. What is your axle ratio? The steeper gears that can be had with the DRW trucks is really meant for towing purposes not mileage.

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