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Best bully dog Chip setting for MPG?

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I have had my late 99 psd 6-speed for about a month or so, and I am very happy with it (had to rebuilt the front end and do a couple other minor things) The current mods are
-5" exhaust with no muffler,
-I gutted the ebpv
-S&B intake
-foil delete
-bully dog 6 pos. chip

I think my chip settings are 50, 75, 120 high idle and valet. I'm having some trouble figuring out what position to run the chip in for the best mileage. I have been mostly running around on the 50hp setting (I granny drive it around most of the time, so I dont really need the 120 anyway). I am wondering if a more aggressive setting (still driven like a granny) will get me a little better mileage. Ideally, I would like to get some custom tunes for the truck, but for now, I am working with what it came with.

-94.5 f-350 7.3 psd 5-speed, 6" lift, 35" tires and way to much rust- sold
-late 99 f250 psd 6-speed 4x4, supercab, sb, 5" straight pipe, bully dog chip, s&b intake
-11 secend audi 90 quattro: heavily built (by me) using a dodge cummins turbo
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Always, a hotter tune will get you better mileage IF you drive it like you say you will.



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on my t.s. i get the best mileage running the 140 tune and driving like a human bout 16 round town anyway


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hmm good to know, ill try clicking it up a couple notches. The problem is the temptation to step on the pedal is much greater when you know it will actually go

-94.5 f-350 7.3 psd 5-speed, 6" lift, 35" tires and way to much rust- sold
-late 99 f250 psd 6-speed 4x4, supercab, sb, 5" straight pipe, bully dog chip, s&b intake
-11 secend audi 90 quattro: heavily built (by me) using a dodge cummins turbo
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once the excitement wears off its easier. lol

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on my t.s. i get the best mileage running the 140 tune and driving like a human bout 16 round town anyway
That's it? I can see about 14.5 mixed driving and up to 16.5 when it's good and warm and I'm cruising at 65

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once the excitement wears off its easier. lol
Yea but it NEVER wears off



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That's it? I can see about 14.5 mixed driving and up to 16.5 when it's good and warm and I'm cruising at 65



Yea but it NEVER wears off
well at 65 i have been known to get 22 and thats penciled out but around town its about 14 - 16 with my big tires and stuff


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Oh ok good. Thought I didn't have much to gain by getting a chip



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Oh ok good. Thought I didn't have much to gain by getting a chip
well what i have come to conclude is my mileage took a huge digger when i put my chip in............. i cant stop blowing black smoke everywhere my foot has a mind of its own


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315/75-16 wild coutry A/T's
Hypertech power programmer 3
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AFE stage 1
Foil delete
MBRP Cool Duals 6" tips
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