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Old 11-07-2012, 02:35 PM
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how to get the best fuel mpg?

What is the best thing to get some better fuel mpgs out of these trucks?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:57 PM
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Easy on the take offs, try to keep boost below 10psi, FICM tune, air up your tires, use synthetic oils, ceatene fuel additive, don't let idling too long, these are just some that may help.

If all else fails, strap a team of horses to the front!! LOL!!


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Old 11-07-2012, 03:01 PM
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Easy on the take offs, try to keep boost below 10psi, FICM tune, air up your tires, use synthetic oils, ceatene fuel additive, don't let idling too long, these are just some that may help.

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yeah i do the fuel additive etc.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:18 PM
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biggest jump in mpgs i have gotten is from MTW stg1 turbo and tune. avg about 20-21mpg right now.
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Park it.........











Jk. Exactly what lilpooh said.

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If you can stay out of the go pedal a big hp tune will give you the best mpgs
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Well....my truck got 19 when I bought it, now it gets 12 for some reason. So I certainly can't give advice on it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:59 PM
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Well....my truck got 19 when I bought it, now it gets 12 for some reason. So I certainly can't give advice on it.
Hehehe......could that have something to do with the video I saw that you posted?

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Hehehe......could that have something to do with the video I saw that you posted?

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Hell.....burnin the tires off, towing, or grandma'n it dosnt make any difference mpg still sucks. I was hoping the new hpop, and new tunes would help but no dice.
I just ordered a ficm tuner, we'll see if that helps.
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It's prolly the wheels rotational mass, they weigh a little over 700 lbs.
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