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Old 04-19-2014, 08:34 PM
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Hey guys, I have a bone stock 99 f250 2wd with 90k miles.
I'm looking to increase fuel mileage. I don't pull anything with it so not to concerned about a lot tq or hp. I also do not want to put some radical exhaust on the truck either. Any suggestions ????
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:46 PM
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well dont expect huge mpg increases from a chip, most do it for a smoother more powerful truck with better trans tuning.

the most common list of mods are in this order.

intake- DIY 6637 intake, s&b, AFE, Ford AIS

exhaust- straight pipe stock exhaust or a 4 inch exhaust with muffler is cheap.

gauges-pyrometer and trans temp gauge (if you have an auto) autometer or isspro.

ok now a chip (programmers suck and are outdated)

a custom tuned chip by php, gearhead, dp, dyno proven, powerstruck etc.

then after that most people get a better trans cooler and compressor wheel.
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:24 PM
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If you seriously ONLY want the chip for mpgs, save your $. It's not worth it.

If you want to make the truck a lot nicer to drive and more fun, then we can talk
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:47 PM
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A straight pipe exhaust on these engines is not loud and adds very little sound to the cab.

The stock intake is a joke and needs to be replaced first

Don't waste money on a programmer. A 6 position chip is what you want.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:23 PM
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What you are looking for you already have.
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I got 30mpg with a can tune with my foot to the floor going down hill, really long hill. It was shut off with the key on, liemeter said so anyways.
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hey if you guys want a quiet, but free flowing exhaust, i mean quiet in the cab, but still ok outside, an fte resonator works well. The 30 inch one, lol
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A straight pipe exhaust on these engines is not loud and adds very little sound to the cab.

The stock intake is a joke and needs to be replaced first

Don't waste money on a programmer. A 6 position chip is what you want.
Stock intake flows enough air for 350+hp... It is NOT an issue.
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I would start off by getting the air in and out, replace the air intake with either an Airaid or AFE or even the Ford intake kit, then open up the exhaust with a 4", mine is a Dynomax system. Throw some gauges on her and then get the PHP Hydra chip, this gives you ton's of options. Bill has several tunes that come standard with the Hydra, plus you can order tunes from others and just load them onto the chip. I have seen about a 3/4-1 mile increase in fuel mileage around town, and when towing my 8K+ camper the mileage went from below 10mpg too just over 11mpg and it's nice too actually have power when towing. Also throw some type of fuel additive in too help keep those injectors happy
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