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What is the safest/best reviewed tuner?

I haven't been on here in a while, but back in 2009 everyone was going with the spartan tuner with the dpf/cat delete. Has anything changed since then?

I'm looking to be able to significantly increase my MPG from its current 9 mpg to maybe around 17 or 18. I have a 8 inch lift running 37 inch tires on 22 inch wheels.

I live in San Marcos, so anyone in Central Texas that is known for installing these things well with no issues, pm me.

Thanks for any help, as I'm sure this topic has been covered over and over.
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I haven't been on here in a while, but back in 2009 everyone was going with the spartan tuner with the dpf/cat delete. Has anything changed since then?

I'm looking to be able to significantly increase my MPG from its current 9 mpg to maybe around 17 or 18. I have a 8 inch lift running 37 inch tires on 22 inch wheels.

I live in San Marcos, so anyone in Central Texas that is known for installing these things well with no issues, pm me.

Thanks for any help, as I'm sure this topic has been covered over and over.
Spartan is a good tuner as well as H&S or SCT W/ custom tunes. But if what you are after is in bold, ill just put it like this......

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Good god, I hope those MPG are towing... I'm getting damn near 15 MPG stock unloaded.
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I have an 08 6.4 with 8" lift and 37x12.5 r 20's, running the spartan 210 delete. I get around 13 mpg. I don't know if you'll see much better than that with big heavy tires and a brick sitting 8' up in the air


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Every tank I average around 13.8-14.2mpg. I'm leveled on 35s. If I get out on the interstate and keep it around 70, no higher than 73mph, ill get around 17.5ish-18ish the whole time on the interstate but I don't drive interstate much

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Good god, I hope those MPG are towing... I'm getting damn near 15 MPG stock unloaded.
stock wheels and tires?

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I'm wanting to tune it bc ill be driving 50 miles there and back Monday thru Friday. I guess I've heard ppl bs all the time about their 17mpg.

But yeah I'm driving a brick so I don't want to put it on if my gains are minimal. Seems ppl have a lot if issues after tuning so I want to stay away from blown engines and everything im between.
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17mpg isn't BS with these trucks. But you aren't going to see that with that large of a lift and tires. With all the rolling resistance that the weight of the tires has it will drop your MPGs a lot. And you are driving a truck with the aerodynamics of a bus... worse when you throw it up 8" into the air.

My guess is with the deletes and a tuner you would see 13-15 out of your truck on the highway.
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stock wheels and tires?
Yep, and they'll stay that way til I delete/tune the truck.
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