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Hello, we just bought a 2003 F-450 with a 7.3 powerstroke. The injectors were bad, so remans were just put in. New brakes as well. It has 98000 miles on it and its main purpose will be hauling 3-4 cars all across america. I know from experience the benifits of tuning these trucks. My question is, what do you think the best chip would be for towing about 20,000 lbs and getting the best fuel economy possible? We will have 130 gallons of diesel onboard and would like to make over 1000 miles before refilling.
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Hello, we just bought a 2003 F-450 with a 7.3 powerstroke. The injectors were bad, so remans were just put in. New brakes as well. It has 98000 miles on it and its main purpose will be hauling 3-4 cars all across america. I know from experience the benifits of tuning these trucks. My question is, what do you think the best chip would be for towing about 20,000 lbs and getting the best fuel economy possible? We will have 130 gallons of diesel onboard and would like to make over 1000 miles before refilling.
Doesn't matter how far you can go without fueling because your going to have to have IFTA so you'll need to be the amount of fuel that you will use going through that state anyway.

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Doesn't matter how far you can go without fueling because your going to have to have IFTA so you'll need to be the amount of fuel that you will use going through that state anyway.
Okay what do you think the best programmer would be for us?
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Okay what do you think the best programmer would be for us?
My vote is for a PHP Phoenix 6 position, best bang for the buck by far.

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