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ways to increase mileage? chips etc.

I bought a 97 ford f250 ext cab 4x4 7.3l to use as a daily vehicle and a work truck. Probably won't tow very often but will eventually use it to tow a fifth wheel. I'm trying to up my mpg from about 12 mpg to whatever I can squeaaze out of it. I haven't had a chance to really work on it but would like to start soon, I admittedly no little to nothing on these engines and wouldd like to know what I can do to up the mileage and possibly quiet the engineif at all possible.

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first off Welcome to the Org...

now there are a few diff things you can do to get better MPG.. but... 12mpg is not bad for that year truck.... here are my suggestions

Gauges (doesnt help but youll need them if you put a chip on)
Intake (DIY or S&B)
Exhaust (4" Tb exhaust straight pipe)
custom tuned chip... (TW, PHP or DP)

i can get you package deals on all of it... and most of those will be on sale for the 4th of July weekend sale

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what difference does an intake really make?


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If I have no intention of towing for five years or so did I purchase the wrong truck?

Raul, how much would a kit cost, and what mileage could I realisticly look at achieving?
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If I have no intention of towing for five years or so did I purchase the wrong truck?

Raul, how much would a kit cost, and what mileage could I realisticly look at achieving?
nope you didnt buy the wrong truck.. but... if you bought it for MPG you def bought the wrong truck...

realistically your prob maybe going to see another 3mpg or more...

but MPG is factored by many diff things... tire pressure, clean filters, elevation and how you drive....

ill get some numbers to you and see what you think...

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Not for mpg but I would like to get say 18 I really just wanted a truck to use for work that's dependable that I don't have to sink money in because it keeps breaking. Got this for 3k and it seemed like the perfect solution I'm not much of a gearhead but want to become one while working on the truck
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Not for mpg but I would like to get say 18 I really just wanted a truck to use for work that's dependable that I don't have to sink money in because it keeps breaking. Got this for 3k and it seemed like the perfect solution I'm not much of a gearhead but want to become one while working on the truck
im sorry to say that i have never seen a OBS truck get 18mpg... after you do these mods youll be lucky to hit 15-16mpg

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What does OBS Mean?
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What does OBS Mean?
sorry.. it means Old Body Style... meaning 94-97 trucks...


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