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Mod Experts..........Increasing Fuel Mileage

Does anyone have any good suggestions as to some reasonably inexpensive mods I can do to my 2005 6.0 to increase fuel mileage? I am usually pulling an 8.5x20 enclosed trailer and with fuel at $3.00 per, it's killing my budget. My mileage is down to about 10.5 per gal.

Any gains however small will help as I travel more the 1200 miles per week. What about the Superships tuner? I use this on my 2000 7.3 (with a K & N) and the gain was about 3 miles per gal. I currently use a 265x70x17 tire but was thinking of going to a 285x75x17 for the better ride.

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a 4 turbo back with a cat delete, an sct tuner with a mild tow tune will get ya up a couple mpg

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Exhaust and SCT (after gauges) would be my thoughts. I get about 14 in town with my 04 DRW. Unloaded.

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At the expense of sounding like an idiot, I'm assuming SCT is a Superchips Tuner?

What about changing the stock intake? I understand there's something better than a K & N for the 6.0.
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SCT Flash Devices - MORE Power . . . Period!

the stock filter is really good, but if ya just have to go after market go with afe stage 2

the sct can have a custom program written for your trucks program

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No dumb questions. SCT are there own company SCT Flash Devices - MORE Power . . . Period!. The stock intake I can't speak about still use mine.

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Beat me again.

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Cheapest and easiest is a small piece of 2x4 placed under the throttle pedal.

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I agree with the SCT and exhaust, but another thing might help ever so slightly is the zoodad mod. Open up the plastic radiator support directly in front of your intake and let fresh air in.

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afe has a filter that is installed in the stock air filter housing. it will help.

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