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needs MPG mods

im sure there is enough of these around but im just wondering what mods i can do that will increase gas milage, the only things i have done is straight pipe and hypertech programmer. im only getting around 13 town/highway



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hutch mod
ebp sensor and tube cleaning
50 cent mod
any oil or fuel leaks atop the valley

99.5 x-cab 7.3l, 6spd, 161k miles.....
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I know the size of your tires make a difference. Anyone know specifics on this?

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I tried smaller tires for 2 months and only .3 mpg difference
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Custom tuned chip
Tymar intake
drop it 3"...
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im sure there is enough of these around but im just wondering what mods i can do that will increase fuel mileage,
NONE! Don't waste your money on it either

There is NO mod you can make, No money you can spend, to get you a more significant increase in mileage than how you drive. You have a Big Block, in a Heavy Vehicle, with Poor Aerodynamics. That's the world we live in...

Keep it under 2,000rpm, never more than 1/3 pedal, drive like Granny. That's IT!

Try it for a tank, see if the difference it worth wanting to kill yourself for spending your time on the road like that
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Sorry just not true....My truck makes 450HP and gets better MPG's than when new..if I drive normally.

I've seen 2-3 mpg's with good tunes, intake and exhaust systems, I'm not the only one either.
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And those are "Good Tunes you'd like to have him spend money with you for - right?

Driving "Normally" nets me an average of @14mpg

Driving like "Granny" and I see @17mpg (and, of course, that's all a subjective term, maybe my Granny is somebody elses Normal...)
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Thats his choice as to who to buy from..but saying no mods will help mpgs' is just incorrect info.
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I get 13mpg driving around. If I get on the hyw with no trailers I can get 15-16mpgs and thats the 1996. Those are 38x14.5 Toyo MT's. So yes, I would think a chip would make a difference for you. I use the 4th position the most. Custom intakes are really a waste. Ive never seen them do anything good for the rig. A commercial napa air filter for the stock air box is the best thing you can do. Exhaust systems are kind of point less too. You still have a 3inch dp. A Cummins Engineer told my Friend that intakes and Exhaust systems don't improve anything. The only reason I do them is because they sound a lot nicer. Oh and FYI that 96 Powerstroke can out run that Cummins with its chip off, and the Cummins is way lower to the ground.

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