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post #1 of 36 Old 12-24-2010, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Better MPG's with econo tune????

Hey yall i just got my dp tunes installed and i have been running my 60 hp econo tune 99% of the time for the last few days, my mpg on the truck readout is only.1 mpg better than running stock. Is this usual? I thought id get a bigger bump in mpg's. I havnt went through a full tank yet so i havnt figured out mpg witrh a pencil yet. I bout the tuner mainly for the better mpg, hope i didnt blow 1k for .1 mpg might take me forever to make tghat pay off.

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the computer never shows the right think
fill the tank and get a calculator
i got my dp tuner in on Monday but have only 110 miles
i guess ill find out next week
(my phone has an application that gives me the mileage)

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I have a Superchips 1805 programmer and when I use the mileage tune it doesnt help at all, when I run it on the Performance tune and drive it nice ( I always do) I would get between 15.6 and 17.2 mpg. Im pretty disappointed in my programmer, I was hoping for better than that

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i found i got better mpg on my 120 race then my 80 eco back when i had my 7.3 it seems that the higher tunes get the best mpg

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i am getting 17 before the tuner in Chicago traffic
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I have a Superchips 1805 programmer and when I use the mileage tune it doesnt help at all, when I run it on the Performance tune and drive it nice ( I always do) I would get between 15.6 and 17.2 mpg. Im pretty disappointed in my programmer, I was hoping for better than that

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higher tunes do give better mpgs just have to keep your foot outa it. and by the way you spent 1k on a dp tuner?

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mine was 400 and some change shipped with the sale they just had

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yeah thats what I thought they went for.

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i am getting 17 before the tuner in Chicago traffic
Damn, I wish mine did that! Makes me wonder if there is something wrong with my truck?

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When I got the truck i had one of the intercooler boots leak and i was getting 14
17 is with the winter blend and mixed city and highway driving (around 80-100 a day)
I don't really rev the engine over 2000 rpm and i think that helps
Realy hard to stay under 2000 with the dp tuner lol

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