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Real Life MPG with Spartan Tuner on the 6.4L

I want real life MPG ons the CAI, Spartan Tuner, DPF/Cat Delete, and so on. What was your MPG before and what is it now. Can't seem to get any honest answers even by searching. I'm trying to Convince my wife but we have the money this year and want to do it but if it takes 5 years to get the money back from MPG I'm not doing it. The power I'm sure is worth it but I need to get some money back from MPG...

What I get now.....

Easy driving City/Hwy 14-15 MPG
Hard driving City/Hwy 10-12 MPG

Easy driving City 9-12 MPG
Hard driving City 5-8 MPG

Easy driving Hwy 15-18 MPG
Hard driving Hwy 13-15 MPG

What should I expect afterwards?

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Im currently runing the 250 tune with an aFe OEM replacement filter and a 5" Flo-Pro exhaust and im getting

Easy Driving: 18-20 mixed
Hard Driving: 15-17 mixed

This is with no lift and stock wheels/tires.

5" Flo Pro downpipe back exhaust, Spartan 250, aFe Stage 2 Si
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Was seeing 11-12 mpg before spartan (stock). Now seeing 15-16 with 4.5" lift & 37" Spartan 275 tune

What is your email some guy made a fuel spreadsheet from spartans forums. You can put in cost of fuel and before / after mileage will let you know how long till it pays for itself fun to mess with.

2009 LARIAT 4x4 PSD
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-2.5"King Coilovers & Bypass system
-Deaver Full leaf kit
-Kumho Kl71 37x13.5x20
-310 Spartan Tune & TCM
-5" Flo Pro Dpf / Cat Delete
-Spearco Intercooler
-AFE Intake & Pro-Guard 7
-Twin Viair 480C On Board Air System
-Nathan K5LA Running @ 200 Psi
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I run the 210 and have been an average of 17mpg mixed. You also can extend your oil changes since there is no more fuel contamination from the regen.
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Was seeing 11-12 mpg before spartan (stock). Now seeing 15-16 with 4.5" lift & 37" Spartan 275 tune

What is your email some guy made a fuel spreadsheet from spartans forums. You can put in cost of fuel and before / after mileage will let you know how long till it pays for itself fun to mess with.
I tried to down load it but it said the file is currupt.... My email however is steeda50mustang88@comcast.net As of now I figured it would take about 2 years to payback on an average of 4 miles per gallon inprovement. I told the wife a year..... So I really been on the phone alot and getting emails so it should help. She just don't like the extra money for the TCM

2010 My Wife has 2 Full time JOBS NOW
2008 F250 H&S MiniMaxx, S&B CAI, and cat/pdf delete
2008 Brute Force 800 All hooked up 67hp to the wheels
2007 Got Married
2004 KFX 700 Stock Bore Kit XX cams
1990 Mustang Notch getting ready to hook it up
1988 Mustang GT 449hp to the wheels 6sp Getting a cage installed
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Forget the TCM, run the 275 tune which is probably the best tune for MPG and call it a day.... The TCM is really only needed for the 310 tune....

oh eight f-250 tuned by Spartan & Kem
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I AVERAGED around 14mpg with 38s, and now around 13mpg with 40s, I seen 18-19 hwy with 38s about 17 with the 40s....this is running the 310 tune

I have set mine to stock before with the DPF on and got 8 with the 38s in town and 9 highway for a comparison.

Expect a SOLID 3-5 mpg increase..but much improved overall drivability and course way more power

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As far as actual HP numbers I have no idea. It don't snap your neck but.....It feels good.
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I have seen barley any increase in MPG with my spartan, was averaging 11.5 mixed now getting 12.5 mixed. I hope this is because I'm in a cold weather climate and the truck runs cold most trips as I only have a 20 minute commute.

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It all depends on your truck, we all get different results some not as good as others. Mine was 10city/14hwy now Spartan 275 12.5/18

08 F250 CC, 4x4, Blue/Pueblo Gold, 3.73, S & B CAI, 5" Magnaflo downpipe back, Spartan TCM 275 & 310 KEM 345 (SCT - Sold) Mickey Thompson 35 12.5 20's

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I have seen barley any increase in MPG with my spartan, was averaging 11.5 mixed now getting 12.5 mixed. I hope this is because I'm in a cold weather climate and the truck runs cold most trips as I only have a 20 minute commute.
The cold definatley has a say so in your MPG. Since it got cold here my MPG has droped dramatically. I would honistly be expecting somewhere in the early 20s when it warms up.

5" Flo Pro downpipe back exhaust, Spartan 250, aFe Stage 2 Si
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