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Old 07-01-2009, 06:37 AM
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hi everyone, im new to the forum, and looking for any input on my 01 F350 crew cab lb w/7.3 PSD. Im looking to of course max out as much mpg with this beast, and would appreciate any input you may have with your experience. It currently has a 4" banks exhaust from the turbo back, 4" lift and leveling kit with 315/75/16's. No chip or intake yet. I purchased truck just recently, current owner had the 4"pipe from turbo back with no muffler, but was really really loud and as that was cool in my teen years and early twenties, I had the banks muffler added on to quiet it down. Current owner said he would get 17mpg in town and around 20 on highway. Does that sound right? or some bs, hard to believe with the size of this truck. Any input would greatly be appreciated, thanks.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:57 AM
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I know nothing about the 7.3's except they are pretty much bullet proof, so I will just say Welcome to the Addiction um I mean Org.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:57 AM
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that sounds ball park. get a custom chip and intake and your can easly get those mpg
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:00 AM
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those numbers sound good. get an intake and chip with economy setting and you will be even better off
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:36 PM
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Any preference when it comes to a custom chip and intake?
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:44 PM
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i preferr the F6 by DP-tuner, afe, or the DIY napa 6637 filter
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:21 PM
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Personally I use Tony Wildman, with an Air raid Intake, but DP is well established as a custom tuner as well and is widely represented on here, either should do you well with an econo tune.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:31 PM
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That guy BSed you a bit. That truck must be a beast the best with stock tuning would be 17 mpg. I'd say get a chip, and if you arent using it for pulling much, get some 3.73 gears and you see a good increase.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:44 AM
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Thanks guys, yeah the truck does have 3.73 gears, just looking to cover all aspects, and trying to learn through experience what types of chips and intakes are best for the psd. Appreciate everything.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:54 AM
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thats exactly what i get when i'm not too hard on the skinny pedal! and only thing i have is intake, so far...
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