06 cc sb looking for a starting point
i have read for most of the early morning and have still have some questions that im looking to maybe get some answers for.
to start with diesel hitting 5.00/gal in mass and the family wanting to take a 1200 mile round trip to obx in nc. i have come to relies that i need to open the book and start to mod this truck to gave better mileage then i have been getting. around town back in mass its a 12mile drive to work and 12miles home. just do to the fuel costs i have cut down on the other activities that i have done in the past (quad is collecting dust now). sorry for the story...
in town 13.4 avg and on the trip down here to obx on the hwy the truck was being baby'd to the tune of 19.6 mpg and yes everyone it was done with total gals to total miles not that dumb comp that i didnt get in my truck..
the cruise rpm's were at or around 19-20 hundred @ 65 mph (yes i now that 55-60 will net the best mpg, but the 13hrs trip at 65-70 is do able with out stopping.. anyslower i would have stuffed a sock in my fathers mouth ,lol sorry to the fathers reading this..
ok yet again, i know that i have to upgrade the intake and exhaust and i know that sct makes by far the best programmer and i also know that eric or dj can set me up with a great tune.. but with the truck being stock now and still under warranty would the live wire be the better tuner to purchase, seeing that i be leave it comes with its own gauges and that the X3 i would have to buy and mount gauges..??? i think that is it for now and the very first post to the forum..
thanks for reading,,