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mods for mileage

Hi, im looking into getting a PSD, obviously since im here, but as i bet everyone knows they dont get the best mileage. What can i do to get the best mileage out of it? I did search and found a lot of bits and pieces, but nothign really solid since everyone has something different. thanks
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well the biggest factor is your foot....

depending what engine you got the basics is this...

intake
exhaust
gauges (wont help with MPG but you need them for the next step)
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well the biggest factor is your foot....

depending what engine you got the basics is this...

intake
exhaust
chip (wont help with MPG but you need them for the next step)
Chip
I agree with everything but the chip mpg

after i got my chip my mpgs actually went up ( if i kept my foot out of it)

EARLY 99 PSD. 7.3 F 250 SUPERDUTY LARIAT, 6 FT BED SUPERCAB. 6 SPEED 4X4. 65,000 MILES,

MODS TO DATE:
4" MBRP TURBO BACK
TYMAR FILTER CUSTOM FABRICATED STAINLESS 45
DP ADJUSTABLE CHIP 60 HP TOW/80 HP ECONO/120HP RACE
pillar mount, isspro gauges egt, boost, fuel pressure..
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I agree with everything but the chip mpg

after i got my chip my mpgs actually went up ( if i kept my foot out of it)
woops lol.. notice i put chip twice... thats supposed to say gauges


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thanks. Its definitly going to be the 7.3 engine. Im a race mechanic for my buddy who runs NEATV, in case anyone is in the NE, so i gots to follow him around and sometimes sitting in a truck with him hauling the camper gets boring, and he has the lb7 duramax so its just a ticking time bomb for those injectors. Since the only thing i have heard bad about the psd is mileage, i figured it would be a good choice. and i can get a 250 or 350 supercab/extended w/e is is for 10k around here. Any trans problems i should be aware of? or engine things to fix right away?
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thanks. Its definitly going to be the 7.3 engine. Im a race mechanic for my buddy who runs NEATV, in case anyone is in the NE, so i gots to follow him around and sometimes sitting in a truck with him hauling the camper gets boring, and he has the lb7 duramax so its just a ticking time bomb for those injectors. Since the only thing i have heard bad about the psd is mileage, i figured it would be a good choice. and i can get a 250 or 350 supercab/extended w/e is is for 10k around here. Any trans problems i should be aware of? or engine things to fix right away?
the trans will need to be upgraded.... if you have the cash i suggest doing it as one of your first mods... that way when you upgrade it we can tune the chip to the upgraded trans....

BTS and John Woods are teh best in the business making beefed up trans for the powerstrokes...

as far as the engine.. only thing that can go wrong on the 7.3L is the CPS... i would just carry one extra in your glove compartment box just in case it goes out on a trip..

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ok, mega noob factor here, kinda embarrasing. whats a cps?
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new to forum....

I have almost exactly the same question. I am considering getting a PSD for towing my new boat. I currently have a 90 F150 with a straight 6. It makes a lot of torque obviously, but not the kind I need for towing the boat. Also its a regular cab so we need to take two vehicles to the lake every time.

I am considering a 99-01 250 or 350 four door. Any guesstimates on fuel mileage and the best things to improve it. Any brands of tuners or exhaust to stay away from.

I was looking at the triple programmer from bully dog....
Keith, Memphis

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ok, mega noob factor here, kinda embarrasing. whats a cps?
cam position sensor

EARLY 99 PSD. 7.3 F 250 SUPERDUTY LARIAT, 6 FT BED SUPERCAB. 6 SPEED 4X4. 65,000 MILES,

MODS TO DATE:
4" MBRP TURBO BACK
TYMAR FILTER CUSTOM FABRICATED STAINLESS 45
DP ADJUSTABLE CHIP 60 HP TOW/80 HP ECONO/120HP RACE
pillar mount, isspro gauges egt, boost, fuel pressure..
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I have almost exactly the same question. I am considering getting a PSD for towing my new boat. I currently have a 90 F150 with a straight 6. It makes a lot of torque obviously, but not the kind I need for towing the boat. Also its a regular cab so we need to take two vehicles to the lake every time.

I am considering a 99-01 250 or 350 four door. Any guesstimates on fuel mileage and the best things to improve it. Any brands of tuners or exhaust to stay away from.

I was looking at the triple programmer from bully dog....
Keith, Memphis

fuel milage seems to vary truck to truck
15- 20 empty
bully dog wont be your best choice..
look into dp or tw chip
these are custom made for your truck..
much better choice shift points will be much better for autos.

EARLY 99 PSD. 7.3 F 250 SUPERDUTY LARIAT, 6 FT BED SUPERCAB. 6 SPEED 4X4. 65,000 MILES,

MODS TO DATE:
4" MBRP TURBO BACK
TYMAR FILTER CUSTOM FABRICATED STAINLESS 45
DP ADJUSTABLE CHIP 60 HP TOW/80 HP ECONO/120HP RACE
pillar mount, isspro gauges egt, boost, fuel pressure..
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