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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Clovis, NM
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I know I'm fixin' to open up a huge can 'o worms with this post...
I just took my longest trip in my truck (04 crew cab, 4x4) and drove just short of 1,000 miles. I averaged a solid 17.2 mpg for the entire trip and my truck is completely stock. I know the mileage I'm getting is pretty darn good, but I'm pretty sure I can get it better than that.
I'm trying to acquire funding from the "Kitchen Commander" or "CINC HOUSE" to add about $2k worth of "cool crap" to my truck. I don't want to spend a lot of money on an intake, exhaust or programmer because my truck is just a daily driver. I didn't buy it because I tow 10k + lbs or because I needed a 4x4. I bought it because that's the truck I've wanted for a long darn time.
I've been looking at the S&B intake, Motoblue 5" S/S turbo-back exhaust and the Edge Evolution programmer. I'm not looking for mods that will give me MORE, MORE, MORE horspower or torque, just mods that will help me get a little more bang out of my gallon of Diesel. I intend to use my truck for long trips (say, GA to SD, 3 or 4 times a year), and to get me back and forth to work (30 mile round trip). AND, maybe, someday, I'll need to pull a 25-30 ft camper.
So, now to my question...are my choices (S&B, Motoblue and Edge Evo) good for what I'm looking for, or should I consider a MBRP exhaust and a different intake? Please, share...I'm tired of digging through posts.
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