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08 DRW would like better milage help please.

New to the forum "its my first time"". I have an 08 6.4 DRW with an H&S mini max tuner DPF delete and S&B cold air intake. I do not drive this pickup unless I am hooked on to my 30' Bloomer 4 horse trailer with Living Quarters approximately 16,500 lbs. after doing the mods I gained unbelievable power but I am only getting about 9.5 MPG avg. I have the 4.30 gears and stock Tires, what else could I do to get better mileage?

I know we don't drive our trucks for mileage but it gets costly pulling this thing around.
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You really only have a couple options....you could increase the gear ratio giving you more initial torque off the line but will suffer on the speed end or you could slow down.
[i know its not what people want to hear but it is the truth...cant get mileage pulling AND doing 70mph].

I guess the old antic is true...."you wanna play, you gotta pay"
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Thanks for the reply. I had thought about changing to a 3.73 gear but I don't think it would pay. I live in ND so I don't have a lot of mountains to pull, even going south to TX is a flat drive. So power doesn't concern me. But with the cost of a gear swap I would have to gain quite a bit of milage for it to pay.

Also the speed limit in ND is 75 so yes maybe I should slow down.
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Swapping gears to a 3.73 and not going over 68mph would do wonders. The big question is do you live in a state that does smog checks or DMV checks on diesels? If not then delete that DPF, EGR delete, and get a tuner. That would do wonders for you IMO.
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He has a H&S tuner with a dpf delete.

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He has a H&S tuner with a dpf delete.

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I guess I need to stop keeping several tabs open at the same time and trying to reply to them all in rapid fashion Sorry to the OP. Well if you got the H&S and the delete then all you can really do is swap some gears and maybe try an economy tune. Ever thought about Water Methanol Injection from Snow or one of the others? Supposed to cool EGT's and give a nice bump in power and fuel economy.
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This is an interesting product, I have not seen these before has anyone on here used this? Thanks everyone for your replies, last question for know. I was told when I bought my H&S tuner that there could be custom tunes uploaded do any of you all do this? What advantages can you get with it and is it safe?
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There are lots of custom tunes you can get. I don't know much about H&S myself but I'm sure you can get them. I think the clear favorite of the ORG is anything by SCT when it comes to programmers. There are several good write ups in the forums about programmers and who to get to write the programs. As far as the water methanol injection I don't recall hearing any problems about it. The guys who have it and use it really seem to like it but most of them have custom tunes that take into account the water methanol injection. I honestly think that's the best way for you to get the best bang for your buck at this point bud.
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