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Old 05-08-2010, 07:49 PM
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Best mileage with an IDP tune?

I have a question about Innovative Diesel's tunes. Economy, street, and tow. If I have a pickup camper weighing 3500 lbs and I'm towing 3500 lbs, which will give me the best mileage, street (up to 9000) or tow (up to 20000)? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:53 AM
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I know this is an older thread but did you ever find out what one worked best for you?
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:52 AM
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I am totally disgusted with Innovative Diesel and Edge. All their tunes did was cause the radiator cap to leak. Bought several caps and still had a bit too much pressure. No noticeable change in power or mileage. Went back to stock and that problem went away. The Edge would never support the tunes. Many to calls to both companies and they are worthless. They both blamed each other for the monitor to to sucessfully monitor the engine and trans. Edge works fine with the stock setting. As far as I'm concerned the whole thing is a rip. Been a heavy equipment mechanic for thirty years and wouldn't give IDP the sweat off of the back of my b@#$s. Keep your vehicle stock unless you want something really radical.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:02 AM
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Hmmm, sorry to hear that snowboat. Not to often you hear negative comments about IDP. Hopeully this isn't the case with mine after I just submitted the order. Still leaves me curious why that was happening with yours. I know one I did with mine for the coolant was replace the system with the Evans Cooling. WOW, that stuff is amazing. Good luck.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:39 PM
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Good luck trying to get any responses to your questions. Ford spends billions in research and development and then one needs to replace the coolant? On the tunes Edge, would not read EGT, the one critical output. In all fairness, the MBRP exhaust and EGR delete kit, worked just fine. The electronics were a total waste of my time and money. Spend your money elsewhere.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:47 PM
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To my questions...hmmm

Well obviously it wasn't a f*****g suggestion on how to maintain your vehicle it was just stating something that I did and that it was an awesome improvement where you dont need to replace your coolant until 500,000 miles.
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I have worked with IDP a lot, and have never had any trouble with anything! My tuner works great, and the power is awesome! I am getting roughly 18 mpg with eric's economy tune with my 6-speed, I have a 6" lift and 37's.
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I love IDP's tunes. I run x-race on long trips and have never averaged less than 20 mpg. (hand calculated) and have tons of power to spare. To the OP, you have underlying problems/weakness with the cooling system which the tuners just exploited and any other tuner would have done the same thing.
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so lemme get this straight you're blaming IDP for you not maintaining your cooling system causing your oil cooler to clog, therefore rupturing your EGR cooler making the truck puke coolant and more than likely blowing your headgaskets?

hmm hardly seems fair
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