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post #1 of 13 Old 01-22-2012, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Questions about tony wildman tune

Hey,

I'm new to all this so these may be stupid questions.

Fist off I would like to know if its a good idea. I have a stock 1999 f450 with 4.88. My mpg sucks, will this help at all?


Do I have to buy a chip or is there a stock one I just need to uninstall? Is this the right thing I need (link below) or do I have to buy the $300 with the chip included?

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If you have no chip, you need to buy one.
Yes, it is a good idea after you get a better intake, free flowing exhaust, and gauges to make sure everything stays safe.
But with 4.88s, you're gonna be hard pressed to get any more mileage out of it. Do you tow every single day?



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No i tow a fifth wheel about every 3 months. The rest of the time its a daily driver as its our only car as my wife and I are traveling in our 5ver. Its killing us on diesel. I want to get rid of it cause of the costs. Plus its WAY underpowered just normal driving
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I'd regear it for 4.10s or 3.73s

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I'd regear it for 4.10s or 3.73s
Thats going to cost a lot. Would it really be worth it you think?
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In the long run, yea.

Is it 2 or 4 wheel drive?

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oh ya forgot to add that its 2 wheel
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That will help, as you'd only have to regar one axle. Still, like you said, it's expensive to do, but would really help with mileage, especially when unloaded and the motor's not working hard

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Ya i guess I will have to weigh my options. I might just end up selling it and getting another rather then putting a ton of money into it, but i have a felling i'm going to get stuck with it. So I might as well invest, I just have a feeling the tranny is going to go out soon too
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