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Buying a 2000 7.3l f250, want to get best MPG possible

I'm buying a 100% bone stock 2000 7.3L f250 ext cab 4x4

What are the most common bang/buck mods for getting the best mpg's possible?

Truck will be a daily driver occasionally being driven 8-9hrs with 2000-3000lbs of dive gear to go cave diving in north Florida. Every once in a blue moon it will get used to pull something >5000lbs.

So far I have decided to do the 6637 air filter mod, chip, and probably exhaust.

I'm moving to NC in a few weeks and I don't know what I can do to the exhaust up there without it failing inspections yet. We don't have inspections here in AL...I drove a mustang with a 200shot, long tube headers w/o cats, straight pipe dumps, and a cam that sounded like it was missing spark plugs for years without issue here lol.
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don't drive ignorant, keep the tires inflated, don't lift it, conduct proper maintenance
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don't drive ignorant, keep the tires inflated, don't lift it, conduct proper maintenance
Thanks,

Anyone else with advice besides stating the obvious that applies to every vehicle on the planet?
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get custom tunes on your chip. bdp, php, swamps, etc. i get 17-19 back and forth to work and 21+ on the interstate, all hand calculated, with the same truck, all my mods in my sig

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Anyone else with advice besides stating the obvious that applies to every vehicle on the planet?
Sometimes it's the obvious that works... Don't fall in love with the sound of your engine. If you can't keep your right foot off it, no amount of mods will help. I keep my roof rack off unless it's in use. That saves me 1.5 mpg.

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Sometimes it's the obvious that works... Don't fall in love with the sound of your engine. If you can't keep your right foot off it, no amount of mods will help. I keep my roof rack off unless it's in use. That saves me 1.5 mpg.
I got 23mpg out of a 600rwhp mustang...I'm familiar with the the "driver mod"
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get custom tunes on your chip. bdp, php, swamps, etc. i get 17-19 back and forth to work and 21+ on the interstate, all hand calculated, with the same truck, all my mods in my sig
Does anyone use the sct programmer for tuning?
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I got 23mpg out of a 600rwhp mustang...I'm familiar with the the "driver mod"
A 600rwhp mustang don't weigh 8,000#.

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hey going back to your first post...I am in NC and we do not do emission inspections for diesel trucks so your good on the exhaust..

2002 F250 Super Cab 4X4, 110k, Banks Ram Air, 5in Turbo Back Exhaust, FRX, HPX, CCV, Warn Hubs, Bilsteins 5160 with remote reservoirs all way around, Energy Suspension Bushings, Powerstop Slotted Roters, Crown Performance SS Brake lines, Autometer Triple gauges, TW 6pos Chip, Mag Hytec front and rear differential covers.... Runs Like a dream
Next on the list Transmission upgrades
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hey going back to your first post...I am in NC and we do not do emission inspections for diesel trucks so your good on the exhaust..
That's one less thing to concern myself with, YAY




What does the "safety" inspection consist of?

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