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how would i get better gas milage out of my 2002

i have a 2002 7.3 extended cab shortbed with 7 inch lift and 37's already been regeared for tireshas edge juice airaid intake and 4" straight pipe i just bought the truck and was wondering what i can do to get better milage i might lower to a 4 to 6 and run 35 but i like the look of it know any help would be much appricated
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first dont put gas in, but seriosly. get rid of the edge and get a custom tuned chip like php, tw or others. that would help alot.

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i have a 2002 7.3 extended cab shortbed with 7 inch lift and 37's already been regeared for tireshas edge juice airaid intake and 4" straight pipe i just bought the truck and was wondering what i can do to get better milage i might lower to a 4 to 6 and run 35 but i like the look of it know any help would be much appricated

why in gods name did you buy it if you want fuel mileage...

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why in gods name did you buy it if you want fuel mileage...
yupp....shouldve gotten a prius for mileage

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The lift and large wheels do not help with gas mileage at all. If you want the cool look, you just have to pay the price.

Best thing to do for optimum gas mileage is to keep it running no higher than 2,000 rpm, minimize braking and minimize weight as much as possible. In short it is driving habit.

Huge air filter and output, synthetic oil/filter have not done much to improve my truck's mileage.
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First off... what kind of mileage are you getting now?? Whatever your at may be all your gonna get. Secondly, I agree with anyone who says, "If you want good mileage, buy a car not a 6000+lb truck."
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i want better milage it gettin around 10 on highway which is crap by any standards i the hole reason i bought is to get better milage then a v10 and pull what i have to pull ill do what i was thinkin lower it to 4-6 lift run 35 regear good torque converter valve body custome tune injectors dual oil pumps and some other stuff but thx for the help

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i want better milage it gettin around 10 on highway which is crap by any standards i the hole reason i bought is to get better milage then a v10 and pull what i have to pull ill do what i was thinkin lower it to 4-6 lift run 35 regear good torque converter valve body custome tune injectors dual oil pumps and some other stuff but thx for the help
again.. WHO IN THE RIGHT might buys a truck as big as yours and expects fuel mileage. you have to be crazy. if your gettin 10 on the highway your god damn lucky..

You want fuel mileage..loose the lift..loose the tires..go back to stock.. YOU STILL will not have good fuel mileage with a 4-6" life with 35's..get a leveling kit throw on 35's..youll get 14mpg

Hell i WORK for toyota..come up i can get you a nice deal on a prius

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My truck with 4 in lift and 35s gets 17 with bhaf str8 pipe and a dp

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