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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-17-2014, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2004 F-250 with the 6.0L, I have a SCT X3? or SF 3? I cant remember what its called exactly but it can store 3 custom tunes. Anyway if you read my signature it says all the stuff I have done to it. With the 5in exhaust, EGR delete, 6in lift and 35s it gets about 12 MPG. Its not that bad but im wondering is there a custom tune I can get to get more MPG and any good performance tunes? If so where do I get them? Also what are some good engine mods to do? Any input would be great, thank you!

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FICM tunes are said to yield some decent mpg gains. I just installed one from Eric at IDP. Only have about 100 miles on it so I can't really comment on if it helped, but I'll post up later this week when I fill up again.

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Studded, deleted
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Reg return
Beans sump to the stock pump
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I've used Eric's ^^ tunes also on some trucks with excellent results, made good HP/torque and MPG. Seems like the higher HP tunes get best MPG.
Also your tires and lift are definitely costing you some MPG, add in the cold nasty winter we've had and winter fuel and your probably about right. Mine is about 1 1/2-3 MPG less in winter.

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6 speed definitely let me know what you come up with when you fill up. How much did the tune cost?

Toolman yea my truck got around 16 before the lift now it gets 12 which isn't bad for being lifted. I get worse gas mileage in the winter but I think some of it is the truck I idling in the mornings for 20 mins or so and when it's been sitting for a while during the day. My truck probably idles for 45 mins to an hour during te winter. I want to get a cold air intake. Do tey help?

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I want to get a cold air intake. Do tey help?


I helped a friend of mine with his 6.0 SCSB 4x4 , it is studded, deleted, Eric's tunes, spill ports blocked, stock air box, it made 476/913 at the wheels with this set up and he stays it getd 20 MPG on the highway empty with this set up. SO, will a CAI help MPG? I'm sure it will. How much? IDK for sure, I don't think all that much tho. I left his stock air box on because he lives on a dirt road and he works on a lot of construction sites.

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ok awesome ill have to try one, my truck is getting studded here soon too so I will fell better about using performance tunes with it

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Eric's FICM tuner is $350. Comes with two tunes (inductive heat, and performance).

People tell me I'm a liar when I say I get 17mpg unloaded out of a CCLB dually! I'm curious to see how much these FICM tunes help in that department. I'd be stoked with even a 1mpg increase.

2005 F350 CCLB Dually
Studded, deleted
5" straight piped
155/30's
KC Stage 1.5
Reg return
Beans sump to the stock pump
BPD FICM
Tuned by several...depends on my mood for the day.
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I have Eric's ficm tune 2wd dually I get about 14.5 mpg is all in driving habit I guess but if I was really concerned I would have bought a Prius lol. I have had all the innovative tunes and to be honest ( here we go) I don't like them near as much as drews tunes. The raped ape tune will flat out run and for $50 bucks you can't beat it performed better then street x and race x. I will give innovative extreme tow some props tho it's a great one. That being said if you try to get Eric on phone good luck, you have a problem it obviously your truck not his tune lol. Drew will answer 24hrs a day and explain anything you want to know. He will edit the tune until you are completely satisfied and never give you any crap and like it must be your truck backroadperformance rocks

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Op, you have to remember you are driving a 8000lb truck with larger wheels/tires.... You can't expect great mileage. As 2D stated, a lot of it is all in how you drive.

I've never had a problem getting ahold of IDP. Only time I call is when I'm placing an order. Rest of the time I just email. Usually takes no more than 2-3 hrs to get a response back... Usually less. Eric's customer service is top notch. He's sent me 4 different revised tunes to try and correct a shifting issue. Now, I'm not trying to make this a pissing match about who is better. Just sharing my experience.

I've wanted to try Drew's tunes. I need to get that shifting issue cleared up first... Plus I'm still not studded, so I think I better stick to the milder tunes! Lol

2005 F350 CCLB Dually
Studded, deleted
5" straight piped
155/30's
KC Stage 1.5
Reg return
Beans sump to the stock pump
BPD FICM
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He had a mild tune also, the point wasn't to bash idm. I have had tunes from several different vendors I also really like tsd's super panty dropper. I was just saying if I would have known the performance different ahead of time I could have saved some money. I don't think idm has bad customer service either, I have bought lots of stuff from them. I just don't like someone putting performance issues off on the truck when the tune was the problem all along. Btw I just got my tow tune from drew. Drove from Dallas to kc mo it pulls strong and keep the heat down I payed $25 for it and had it in less then 20 minutes. HE even called ME this morning and asked if I needed anything adjusted that's the service I'm talking about.

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Banks technicooler
Arp's
Warren 175/75's
Fass titanium 125 w/ sump
Volant intake
5" mrbp turbo back 6" tip
Reg. return w/6.4 banjos and oil and coolant filter
Sct itsx on iPad w/ Drew's tunes
Idp ficm tune
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