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Milage and power questions

Ive got a 1999 f250 with almost 302000 miles on it that I traded for. The truck runs great and ive done the blow by test and the cap will set on top of the oil fill but the vibration eventually knocks it off. It has a new tranny and rearend so its probley been used hard but its still a nice truck. My average milage on the overhead computer shows 9.9 so im just wondering if that is normal or low mileage. Also what are some tricks to get better mileage possibley. This truck seems to have plenty of power but it still wont spin the tires. Is this normal? It has a flatbed on it so it should be lighter than a regular bed i would think. Since it has such high miles should I add a power programmer or not? Would it just hurt and destroy the motor? Im kinda new to all of this but I have read a few posts on here trying to get some kind of idea. Any help would be great thanks.
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9.9 towing 8000lbs is not bad. But empty you should see at least 15. Intake and exhaust will increase it a bunch. I'm getting 18 to 20 highway MT with my mods. With the cruise set to 100k BTW.

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I just have a straight exhaust that somebody made. It sounds great but it goes from factory to a straight peice of 4 inch back to factory to exit. I wonder if a new 5 inch or something would help. Also Ive been looking at the edge programmer that sits on your dash. Wondering if its worth the money. I put one on my 2007 vortec max chevy and it seems to do a little. Hey and does anybody know how to get a instant reading on the overhead computer for your milage? Mine just does average.
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Stay away from the programers. Get a custom tuned chip from PHP TW , Beans Swamps ect. These chips are tuned to your truck unlike a generic programer that will kill your trans. I'm gonna get a PHP chip when I get my gauges installed.

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Can you give me a link to some of these or the website name. I have no idea what php is and my google search bar doesnt either. Thanks
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just a little tidbit about a part of your post. The flatbed as actually probably quite a bit heavier than a standard box bed. Of course it depends on how iit was built but usually flat beds are built with heavier steel and wood which is quite a bit heavier than the thin body panel material.
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Yea the flatbed is pretty heavy duty, its made by Easley. I took the intake cover off of the turbo the other day and found a few chips and pitting in the turbo wheel. So I ordered a kit from billtheturbo guy on ebay with a banks turbo wheel so maybe that will help with power and milage im guessing? Also does anybody know how to get instant mile per gallon on the trip computer? Any help would be great thanks
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