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post #1 of 10 Old 10-06-2012, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Best Programmer for Mpg 02 7.3 f-250

I have an 02 f-250 with the 7.3. I have an s&w cold air intake and a mbrp 4" exhaust. I do 95% city driving and rEally don't get on it very often. I am looking for a programmer/chip best suited to give me more mpg.
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most of the custom tuners offer a daily driver or economy tune, i think that is your best bet for tuning. but you will probly just get small improvements. your best bet is to drive it nice, keep up on maintenance(tires fluids ect.) and keep it out of boost if possible. if you really want mileage, get a car

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What he said. If all you really want is mpg, save the $ you would have spent on a tuner and put it towards fuel.
At a 1 mpg improvement it will take a long time to pay off a custom tuned chip.

That being said, I LOVE my tunes and couldnt go back to driving it with the stock tune. So slow it's not even safe.

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I love finally having my truck back... that 7.3 dog that I was driving was just not cutting it.
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Just get custom tunes, and keep it on the hottest setting and keep your foot out of it.
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I was just going to ask the same question for my Ex.. I was all about the CTS for a little, then after some research I am sold on a 6position style chip and gauges. BTW, PHPDiesel that is a good one!! lol..
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I'l hijack, since I was going to start a thread very similar to this...
I am trying to decide between ts and tw. All I am worried about is an mpg improvement and having a hi-idle. If I get a tw I would only get stock, economy, daily, and high idle (saving the race stuff for when I have more $ and gauges). I have a 02 7.3 f250 all stock.
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If you run ANY tune you need gauges.
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Getting both daily and economy would be pretty redundant.

Any yes, you need gauges first.

PIS 175/80's, Van Turbo with EBPV, BD Billet Wheel
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Holley fuel pump, in tank mods, crappy riding leveling kit, DP-F6, 5 Gauges+Edge CS in dash, CB radio in Dash, over 100 goofy little mods
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