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Will a programer and exhaust really help my MPG's that much?

I am wanting to get a mini maxx programer and a flo pro exhaust for my 2010 6.4.
My question is spending the 1300 bucks worth the MPG's I will gain? Will I even gain that many MPG's? Also, how does the flo pro exhaust sound? I am looking at the 4" one from the down pipe back. I don't want it to be too loud. Thanks for any info.
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I'm going with the XRT and 5" DP back Diamond Eye with an S&B intake. Curious to see what responses you get as well.

From other guys here it seems that running on the hottest tune with a schedule 2 tranny will get you the best mileage, as long as you can keep your right foot off the pedal. I baby mine and intend to do so once I delete/tune.

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Depends on your truck, how you drive and where you drive....that being said I'll say no it won't.

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Thanks Debbie Downer... I'm kidding. This is very true. It can extend the longevity of your engine life though.

Have you not seen improvements in MPG?

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Just being honest! Not a huge gain...maybe a couple mpg on highway.

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I really don't know that much about diesel trucks. But it seems to me that everywhere I read, people are saying if you get a programmer and an exhaust your MPG's will increase. Why do people do this if it doesn't help out?
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You won't see huge gains with a tuner and delete, but you thrown in a EGR delete and you have added life to your engine.

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my mileage went up like 2mpg but it runs like a whole new truck! u will be impressed with the power but dont get your hopes up on a huge mpg gain
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I don't know about other people but with my lift and tires I was getting 11 bone stock if I drove it easy. I got a mini max and just the delete pipe and I'm curently geting 14 driving it hard. I drove it easy for a day and was getting 16. I know that's off the lie o meter but I drive the same distance everyday and have gotten 2 more days and aproxemetly 80 more miles out of a tank. The hp gain was worth it to me though.



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I did it more the the engine's well being, and the power/turbo lag more than the mpg. Town driving not really any diff, highway gained a couple mpg's (hand calc'd, not the useless lom)

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