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hey i'm looking into buying a chip for my 02 7.3 for mpg. I can only get 14 in the city and 15 at most on the high way. i have a 4" turbo bake and k&n intake. Whats the best chip Thanks
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the edge evo made a 5 mpg improvment with ext and intake and a good gain in power .A custom chip would make more power though
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I have a chip from Tony Wildman, www.totaldieselperformance.com. On the economy tune I get 15 mpg around town and 20 highway at 70 mph, 75-80 mph the mpg rate drops down quickly. Basically keeping the boost low is the trick. Pulling the 31' 5th wheel in either of the two tow programs I average between 11-13 depending on the wind and terrian.

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the edge evo made a 5 mpg improvment with ext and intake and a good gain in power .A custom chip would make more power though
5mpg gain, hand calculated with 41's.....

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5mpg gain, hand calculated with 41's.....
He forgot to say its because of the Tag


Get a TW chip and please get rid of the K&N before you toast your turbo and engine!!!

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i run a TW chip ...4" lift, 35's, 4" exhaust, all the supporting stuff and got 17mpg at 70mph over an 800 mile roundtrip with some hills.
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I have no chip yet, but 90% highway with the cruise set at 55mph I get just over 22mpg, hand calculated, using almost 35 gallons of fuel.

After taking a ride in a fellow org members truck, I WILL be getting a chip ASAP. Thats was night and day difference. Then again, also comparing my stock 7.3 to erics race tune on a 6.0. Still, I'm gettin a chip.

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the key is to keep ur foot out of it
when u get a chip or programmer and see that smoke fly and feel the power u wont get any better mpg LOL

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TW chip should be here this week. I decided on the TW after doing a lot of research and questioning org. members. Bottom line is the TW is the best choice for a 7.3 hands down.

With a 6.5" lift and 35"s, I can get 14 MPG if I baby it. And that is hand calculated and adjusted for tire size using a GPS. (7% in my case.) Typically, I only see 12-13 MPG.

I keep meticulous (sp?) records and will be able to report back any increase in fuel economy after the chip installation next weekend. (I am also switching to Amsoil from front to back the following week.)

I figure if I can get a couple of MPG increase it will pay for all this in 2-3 years!

Now that I am subscribed to this thread, I'll post my results as I get 'em.

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