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post #1 of 19 Old 02-01-2007, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel economy tips

I have 2 Powerstrokes. One in a 94 F-250 supercab and the other in a 95 F-350 crewcab both long beds. I installed an aircleaner kit on the F-350 and that is all the mods on both. What can I do to increase economy?
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Go with an economy chip, 4" exhaust, stock tires, intake...no lift/leveling kit, and a VERY light foot.

That should do about the best for a simple better fuel mileage list.

After that, you talking narrower tires, lowering the truck a little, gutting some weight from the truck (Fiberglass hood and bed), aero bumper, non-tow mirrors, bed cover, etc.


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What chip would you recommend- Egde EZ or Superchips 1705?
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Just about anything that is about a 40-50hp tow setting will work as an economy setting, though, I've noticed that in my extreme (140hp) setting, if I stay out of the peddle, I get awesome mileage.


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I running the 1705 in towsafe mode on my 99 but I haven't really improved my milleage. The biggest improvement was with throttle response and automatic transmission shifting. Also I'm still running stock exhaust and hope to go with a 4 inch system next. Hopefully I'll gain some mpg's with that.
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VERY light foot.
But talk about hard, thats like a recovering alcholic walking in the Anheiser Busch Brewery!!

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Yeah I know!!! I'm tempted to get on it EVERY day, expecially since it's been snowing on and off around here. I've been playing a little sliding around corners and such! It's a LOT easier when in the xtreme setting than in economy setting!!!


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hahaha, wonder why. Hey Ditty, do you need those instructions on getting the Boost Annihilator back to the proper setting?

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yeah if you have 'em. ITP just told me to take it off and send it back for a re-cal. If you know how to set it back...hook me up. I've goofed w/ it soo much, I dunno how to get it back. I've turned it both ways like 10-20 turns. ITP said anything more than a 1/8 turn and it needs re-cal. If 'we' can get it fixed...I'll be a HAPPY boy....b/c no more shift via boost gauge!


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Repairs since bought: both batteries/alternator/3 transmissions/4 clutches/entire front axle/new steering stabilizer/power steering pump

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http://www.itpdiesel.com/other/Overb...structions.pdf

Right at the top of the inst. PDF, under the name, it tells you how it works for setting it higher or lower, I will mark mine tomorrow, and take it back to the lower stop and see how many clicks clockwise it takes to get it back to the mark. It will either work, or we'll both be sending them to Dennis hahaha.

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DP 6P 140EX.
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500LTR FUEL TANK
BILLET GRILL
ALARM & REM START/ ELC BAT DISC.
CB, SAT, GPS, PANASONIC CD, 5th WHL
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