Chips/kits for better fuel economy?? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 02-15-2012, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
eurotrashb5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Rochester
Posts: 197
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Chips/kits for better fuel economy??

So, just got a job about an hour away. No way in hell im selling my truck though. That being said, im going to need to improve my fuel economy. It's a 99 F250 and all that's done is an intake. I have about $2000 to spend, going to start with an aluminized exhaust so we're talking about $1700it to work with. So what are the best chips/kits/mods to improve my fuel economy? Preferably back your suggestions with numbers so I can get an idea? Thanks for the help!
eurotrashb5 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 02-15-2012, 02:30 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Raul@Stealth Automotive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 20,359
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 23
Thanked 30 Times in 17 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Raul@Stealth Automotive
well your going to need gauges... depending on what setup you want it can range from about 200 dollars to over 400.
next is a performance chip.. i suggest Tony Wildman Performance Chips
after that there is really not much else you can do to get better MPG other than making sure all your filters are clean and your tire pressure is to the correct PSI...

-Raul
Raul@Stealth Automotive is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 02-15-2012, 02:44 PM
Banned

 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: reppin da 615
Posts: 1,919
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
use that 1700 and buy a civic or somethin
bruce51d is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 02-15-2012, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
eurotrashb5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Rochester
Posts: 197
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah...considered it but I don't really want to buy a $1700 ****box im going to have do dump a bunch more money into...plus registration, liability insurance etc...
eurotrashb5 is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 02-15-2012, 02:53 PM
Banned

 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: reppin da 615
Posts: 1,919
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
idk where you live but there are some cheap little cars out there. i got a 95 ford escort for 1200 and i beat the crap out of that car, put prolly 35k on it and all i've ever had to do is replace a ball joint and tie rod, change the oil. worth its weight in gold
bruce51d is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 02-15-2012, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
eurotrashb5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Rochester
Posts: 197
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ahh the glorious state of NH, where most cars under $1500 are rusted all to hell. Sadly.
eurotrashb5 is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 02-15-2012, 03:03 PM
Banned

 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: reppin da 615
Posts: 1,919
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
well drivin reasonably, keep up with maintenance, intake, exhaust, and a chip can help but buyin a chip and expectin a mpg increase will leave you dissapointed
bruce51d is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome