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Old 01-23-2011, 05:26 AM
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Best tuner for mpg and engine life

Got my 2010 a little over a year ago and have been reading the posts on tuners. Really wanting to get rid of the dpf and hopefully increasing mileage. I usually average around 14 right now. I'm not wanting to race the truck but having more hp is always cool.
When I first was on here about a year ago it seemed Spartan was the ultimate and really the way to go. Now it seems a little more blurred as to which tuner to go with.
So if mpg improvement and not wanting to tear the engine or tranny up are your top concerns. Which tuner would you go with?
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:23 AM
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spartan,H&S, and SCT are the 3 best bud. Give Nate a call over at performance truck products He'll hook ya up!
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:50 AM
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I love my Spartan. I used to get 16-17mpg per fill up and now with the mods in my sig running the 300 tune I'm getting a little over 20 mpg. I got all of my stuff from rudys diesel performance. Talk to Aaron over there. Great guy to deal with.
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:42 PM
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I got my H&S Mini Max for the same reasons. Daily driving on the Hot Damn file my truck rarely gets over 800 degrees EGT. Boost rarely goes over 10psi. I got my tuner for mileage and I normally got 10.5mpg my first tank with the H&S was 13.5mpg. My last tank after lowering my lock up speed to 45mph was 11.2 but 30% of that was in 4WD. So I'm hoping (if we don't get anymore damn snow!) this tank will give me a better idea of my mileage. After my trans learn my driving habits it shifts good.
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Got my 2010 a little over a year ago and have been reading the posts on tuners. Really wanting to get rid of the dpf and hopefully increasing mileage. I usually average around 14 right now. I'm not wanting to race the truck but having more hp is always cool.
When I first was on here about a year ago it seemed Spartan was the ultimate and really the way to go. Now it seems a little more blurred as to which tuner to go with.
So if mpg improvement and not wanting to tear the engine or tranny up are your top concerns. Which tuner would you go with?
Always cool. Like Smacky the frog.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:55 PM
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Running a H&S Mini with a KEM 75hp,EGR on at idle tune. No more fuel in the oil and getting 20.5mpg. Bought the unit from Aaron at Rudy's. Great price package.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:16 PM
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I would recommend the SCT tuner with River City Diesel's custom 450 tune. great for everyday driving and towing.
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