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post #1 of 34 Old 02-16-2007, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hey i'm new here,don't freak out on the my name

i'm new here.this is a favor for a friend of mine who has a 99 powerstroke and he is looking to increase his fuel economy.what are some ideas you guys have and what is the fuel economy you are getting with these mods.
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Fist off WELCOME!! I would look into an intake, the 7.3 motors had a really nasty intake that didnt flow the air it should. Second i would look into a turbo back exhaust. Then a Tow/Economy Chip-downloader, There are many to choose from. Hope this helps.

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just kidding welcome to powerstroke.org, as far as fuel milage what kind of powerstroke does your buddy have might be helpful in the sugestions.

Doh '99' as slamed said intake and exhaust are prob best fuel milage mods.

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thanks for being understanding.my friend is getting an average of 15 miles a gallon,the truck is a manual tranny crew cab long bed F250.bone stock with a straight exhuast,he tried a egde evolution but he lost fuel economy.

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Like a lot of goys have posted , it has also been my experiance that you have to add the power then go easy on the throttle.
I've got a triple dawg and on any hp setting I'll gain 2 mpg driving easy, but I'll lose 1-2 mpg if I drive how it wants to be driven.
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Yeah same here I used to get 16-18 in the city, i no longer get that, now that i have a SCT. but once i get on the highway i notice a milage gain.

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It is all in the driving style. It is hard to drive efficiently when it feels so good to floor it.

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Welcome and you have come to the right place. I drive a 6.0 but, lots of folks here with 7.3's and experience. Just post a question and you'll find some answers for your friend.

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