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Old 08-24-2007, 09:26 AM
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Arrow chip or tuner?

Say i want to get either a chip or a tuner for better economy. Anyone have any suggestions? I don't want to spend a fortune and the tuners aren't cheap but the chips aren't much worse. My neighbor's friend has a 2003 7.3 with some 2 position chip in it and he got 23 mpg empty going to lake michigan fishing. He also has a 6 or 7 inch lift and at least 35in tires so im like WOW Or is anyone selling anything like this? Also i have the exhaust on to handle higher egts but no gauges. Do i need them if i only want a chip for economy? Cause i'm not gonna be pullin at races or anything
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typically, the best fuel economy is from the high hp tunes, oddly enough. And trust me, you're gonna want the gauges as you won't be able to keep your foot out of her!!!


As for me, I went with a tuner(Edge Evo I) only becuase i came across a helluva deal on one. If i wouldn't have gotten this, i would have gone with a 6pos switch....Then again, i still may get one later on!
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:11 PM
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i'm gonna bump this up
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IMO-youd better get the gauges REGARDLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my choice would be the tuner such as SCT, but i have the 6.0.....
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:33 PM
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but for the 7.3L alot of people say a TS 6 pos. with custom tunes on it is the best...... I do have the TS 6 pos.... and Edge with Attitude.... haven't dynoed them yet to see which one really makes more power but I don't think that it is much difference....
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I get good hey with the TS on higher settings, if I stay under 70MPH, city driving was basically unchanged.

You have plenty of options with a 7.3 chip, but like Stroker-X said gauges !!!!!!!
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With any chip/tuner - the main thing is going to be keeping your foot off of the GO pedal...

But I will be getting a 4 or 6 pos chip from Tony Wildman when the time comes - and definately get some kind of guages in there -- is always best to know whats going on, especially if you are chipped at all
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:22 PM
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did your buddy calculate his mpg's by hand, or trust the guage in the truck. That sounds REALLY high. If he's getting that, then do whatever he did, then come back and tell us. If you don't tow anything, and aren't gonna be hammering on it, then I'd say your okay right now without guages, but I'm in the minority on that one. I'm really happy with my Wildman tunes, but I don't pay for diesel, so I have no idea what kind of mpg's I get. Judging by how I drive, it can't be good.
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:17 PM
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did your buddy calculate his mpg's by hand, or trust the guage in the truck. That sounds REALLY high. If he's getting that, then do whatever he did, then come back and tell us. If you don't tow anything, and aren't gonna be hammering on it, then I'd say your okay right now without guages, but I'm in the minority on that one. I'm really happy with my Wildman tunes, but I don't pay for diesel, so I have no idea what kind of mpg's I get. Judging by how I drive, it can't be good.
No i believe he did it by hand. I also did it by hand when i had my 99 that got over 20mpg on many occasions going to work.
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