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Need Advice on A Chip

I HAVE A 2003 6.0 CREW CAB SUPER DUTY 4X4 4" LIFT WITH $150K MILES . THE TRUCK IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. I HAVE OWNED THE TRUCK FOR TWO MONTHS. I HAVE PUT 5K MILES ON IT WITH TWO 400 MILES TRIPS. I HAVE HAD THE FOLLOWING MODS INSTALLED installed, zoodad, all fluids changed to Royal Purple Synthetic, EDGE CS, TRANSMISSION, COVER AND REAR END COVER UPGRADED TO LARGER CAPICITY COVERS, RANCHO 9 WAY ADJUSTABLE SHOCKS .

I DO NOT KNOW IF THE STUDS HAVE BEEN DONE. tHE TEMPS ARE ALL GOOD AND THE TRUCK PERFORMS FLAWLESSLY. I GOT 19 MILES THE GALLON GOING TO MEMPHIS THIS WEEKEND

My question is- If this was your truck would you install a chip?

Thanks in advance for your advice .
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I HAVE A 2003 6.0 CREW CAB SUPER DUTY 4X4 4" LIFT WITH $150K MILES . THE TRUCK IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. I HAVE OWNED THE TRUCK FOR TWO MONTHS. I HAVE PUT 5K MILES ON IT WITH TWO 400 MILES TRIPS. I HAVE HAD THE FOLLOWING MODS INSTALLED installed, zoodad, all fluids changed to Royal Purple Synthetic, EDGE CS, TRANSMISSION, COVER AND REAR END COVER UPGRADED TO LARGER CAPICITY COVERS, RANCHO 9 WAY ADJUSTABLE SHOCKS .

I DO NOT KNOW IF THE STUDS HAVE BEEN DONE. tHE TEMPS ARE ALL GOOD AND THE TRUCK PERFORMS FLAWLESSLY. I GOT 19 MILES THE GALLON GOING TO MEMPHIS THIS WEEKEND

My question is- If this was your truck would you install a chip?

Thanks in advance for your advice .
You say you have a sweet running truck so the answer is NO heck NO shop time sucks plus you will need deep pockets for what use more fuel and blow smoke
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Theres a sticky on this in the performance parts discussion section of the 6.0 forum. I dont know of anyone that runs a chip on a 6.0 but most people including myself run an SCT tuner with custom tunes from a few different places, idp, gearhead... ect.

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I guess i need advice on a tune would you advice running a tune for fuel milleage.

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I have been using Max Energy and towing 15K with it for almost 4 years now.
My truck is stock and just deleted the EGR Cooler.

Flush out the Gold C..P and install ELC Cat-1 Approved Coolant before its to late.


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thanks for the information. I will change the coolant .

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You don't put chips on a 6.0.
I would get a SCT with tunes from Cale or BTS or TW..
I would never use any Redline product...IMO
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I just towed my trailer from Crystal River to Daytona and averaged over 12MPG driving through cities and country roads. and on 95 I could keep the MPG at 15MPG at 70MPH. The level 3 is great for me and it kept the cooling fan from kicking in and robbing HP from my truck. Level 3 is a great mileage performer for me as I can pull my trailer on the interstate at normat speed and keep the load at 40 to 60 % and the water temperature stays at 95F.


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