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Old 04-24-2010, 05:47 PM
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which performance chip to get

I am new to diesels and need all the help I can get. I just bought a 01 F-350 dually with auto trans. This is a work truck with a utility box on it. I am currently getting between 10.5 - 13 MPG. What is the best way to increase the gas mileage without spending a fortune. I have already put a K&N air filter in it. I have seen the chips that have 6 settings and don't really think I need all that since the only towing I do is a small fishing boat every now and then. Would I be better off with a cheap plug and go chip or could this cause other problems with the motor or tranny. any suggestions on brand and where to get the chip.
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:51 PM
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Well, gonna go ahead and say most here do not support the K and N's. Now that thats out of the way. I would go custom tunes. on a 6 pos chip. Its well worth it. Some of the larger/ better tuners are TW, PHP, and DP
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I'm sure those ratios in the dually aren't helping you out a whole lot.

Unless you are leaking fuel or have bad injectors, a custom tuned chip will maybe yield 1-2 mpg.

If you aren't in love with the truck, a single rear f250/350 with 3.73s would show the greatest improvement and still yank along that boat without issue.
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Get a DP-Tuner that is my choice or PHP (power hungry performance) that should help. A better air intake will help and a four inch turbo back exhaust. I would not go with a plug and go tuner like edge The edge will eat your trany in time.. PPE makes a good plug and go tuner to.

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my shoice would be DPTuner. Call Jody and talk to him, he will set u straight
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:34 PM
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tony wildman or dp tuner.. dont get a programmer
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