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Question URGENT!!! Got some questions about my 7.3

How can i get better milage out of my 7.3?
Is a TS 6 pos. chip the way to go? Is it safe?
How much is too much for a automatic 4r100 transmission?

I have a 2002 f-250, the only mod as of right now is a bank's 4" turbo back w/ power elbow exhaust...
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Go with a TW or DP tuner chip, or there is one other custom tuner for the 7.3, Bill at PHP or something, gotta give him some credit too. Way better than a TS.

To answer you about the trans, its a crap shoot, ive had mine chipped with a TW for a few months, im pretty rough on it and its still holdin together. Thats not to say however that yours wont go out a week later. They go out in stock form, let alone chipped.

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the truck has about 116,777 right now... i just got it home a week ago from the trans. shop. i had a new rebuilt put in and it warrantied... my old one had a bank's shift enhancer... its destroyed the whole thing..it was a regular horror story... got anything for milage?
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I have tw tunes and have seen better mpg's and as far as the trans I have no complaints for about a year give or take.

2002 f-250 4X4 XLT 7.3,
stock tranny
DP-Tuner F6 chip
mbrp ss 4" turbo back exhaust
diy intake with zoodad mod
3 pilllar guage setup with autometer guages Thanks Raul
valve body
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where can i pick up a boost fooler? is there a noticable diff?
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What kind of mileage are you getting?

First thing is to keep the RPM's below 2000.
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the only real difference I saw with a boost fooler was no defueling and cel and I got mine from ITP

2002 f-250 4X4 XLT 7.3,
stock tranny
DP-Tuner F6 chip
mbrp ss 4" turbo back exhaust
diy intake with zoodad mod
3 pilllar guage setup with autometer guages Thanks Raul
valve body
boost fooler
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torque converter





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What kind of mileage are you getting?
to be honest my mileage has been sucking lately because of my cps and had to pick up a new one from the International dealer. but even with a a bad one I was seeing about 20 mpg on the highway. I will have to see if it's ant better with this one.

2002 f-250 4X4 XLT 7.3,
stock tranny
DP-Tuner F6 chip
mbrp ss 4" turbo back exhaust
diy intake with zoodad mod
3 pilllar guage setup with autometer guages Thanks Raul
valve body
boost fooler
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is the boost fooler worth the money and time? and i would kill for 20 mpg... im gettin at best 16...
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to be honest my mileage has been sucking lately because of my cps and had to pick up a new one from the International dealer. but even with a a bad one I was seeing about 20 mpg on the highway. I will have to see if it's ant better with this one.
Hand calculated 20MPG is pretty darn good.
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