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Old 04-26-2013, 09:58 PM
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f350 fuel economy

hi I wana get my 7.3L to get as much economy and help out the engine last any suggestion for a 2000$ budget ?? I got pic of the truck just check out my profile page and you suld see um
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There is a few things you can do is straight pipe oem exhaust. When u get new tires go up in size but no more than 2 tire sizes example stock is 265x75r16 you can go 285x75r16. Also up grade to a high flow air filter. A better flowing turbo upgrade. With only 2k you can't up grade injectors. But these things would help you increase your fuel economy. One other thing is I have been reading is propane injection cab increase fuel economy a good amount.
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tiers I was debating between 33" - 35" and watt about a cold air intake ? and the exhaust well I was thinking of getting a 4" down pipe and a 4" exhaust to help the engine, would you have any suggestion's on this ?
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The 285x75r16 tires are 33s. I would not go any higher if you want fuel economy. The exhaust you said would be good, but I suggested straight pipeing the oem exhaust to save money. Both would would work great. Anytime you save money on something more parts you can get.
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You cannot fit a 4" downpipe on these trucks without serious modification to the firewall.

Get a 6637 filter and do the DIY intake. Cheapest and best intake for these trucks.

Do a 3" downpipe with a 4" straight pipe exhaust.

Get a set of gauges pyro, Trans temp, and boost.

Lastly get a chip from someone like tony wild man or bill @ php. Should wake the truck up quite a bit and help with some fuel economy.

As for the tires. If you have 4.10 gearing then going to a 35" tire will help fuel economy on the freeway only. It will hurt in town economy.


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Intake, down pipe, straight pipe, skinny tires, and custom tunes, I achieve 15+ mpg in my CClb dually mixed on stock truck with intake only
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k time to start looking for the parts =) thanks guys
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You can find a full exhaust cheap on amazon, or try the vendors here, and they have no problems giving you exactly what you need and give great advice
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well one of my frends is ready to sell me hise chip for 200$ but we can't seam to find the port to plug it in, and time to look on amazon =P
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Better make sure his chip is for the same truck, pull the e brake to see the PCM code, pull PCM from under good to install chip in it
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