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Old 08-26-2011, 11:09 PM
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new 2005 6.0

just got a 2005 6.0 with 90k on it 4dr long bed. its got a 8 1/2 skyjacker lift, 38in nitto mud grapplers, edge chip,green intake, straight piped dual stacks.
filled the tank up put the chip on milage dont have a heavy foot switched a little bit between extreme and got on it to show off a little bit all the the levels seem to be right with everyone elses. filled the tank half way figured my mpg 10.2.
is that right for the size/weight of the truck what could i do to improve my mpg i thought i was going to be getting 13-15 avg any advice would be great its my first diesel.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:24 AM
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To get better fuel mileage, remove the 38 inch tires and, so it doesn't look stupid, remove the lift. Put 33-34 inch tires on it with a 2 inch leveling kit. Your mileage would be close to your target.
What gauges does the truck have?
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:32 AM
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Ya def get off the 38s and 8.5" lift.
SCT with custom tunes

That should take care of alot of the MPGs
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:26 AM
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It's the edge insight is there a level that really helps on the edge? its got eot ect egts boost tranny temp should I get rid of that and go with a sct tune. I'm going to fill my tires to 50 psi today Im going to order a S&B intake. Have you guys tried the 2 cycle in the diesel? Does it improve? Any advice would be great.
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Heres a chart with the fuel additives and how they tested: Fuel Additives?

I run the Opti Lube XPD in every tank.

Ok so you have the Edge tuner. Ya just get a Insight CTS to just monitor everything and a SCT SF3 or X3 with CUSTOM tunes.
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You want my advice about that S&B intake? Unless you want to spend money to replace a component with an INFERIOR component, save your cash.
The only things you would gain by replacing the stock intake with a "cold air" intake system is:
Loss of money from your wallet
More dirt ingested by your engine and turbo
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You want my advice about that S&B intake? Unless you want to spend money to replace a component with an INFERIOR component, save your cash.
The only things you would gain by replacing the stock intake with a "cold air" intake system is:
Loss of money from your wallet
More dirt ingested by your engine and turbo
I just bought one. Havent installed it yet. Theres basically no point except for the fact that its a lifetime filter and not a PITA to change the filter anymore. But ya, nothin there as far as HP or TQ.
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I've got the insight so I can see all my temps and everything. I've got a green intake on it now and it's horrible the company went out of business so I just wanted to get another intake. Should I add a sct tune on top of the edge or don't double stack I was thinking about doing a egr delete to. My buddy runs a full quart of 2 cycle in every fill up should I be doing the same or stay away from that?
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Ehhh Id do it if I had my 7.3, but Id be way too scared to do that on a 6.0..buy the OptiLube XPD..it comes out to like $3 or $4 more to fill up your tank.

Dont stack it. Cut the Edge crap, just use the gauges on it.

And yes Id def do the EGR delete.
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Optilube xpd where can I get that? And then on the edge do I just tune it to stock and Leave it stock and add a sct tune? Is edge really that bad?
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